RESEARCH PAPERS: Other Technical Papers

Assessment of Ultimate Fidelity of an Eccentric Circular Disk Cam With Translating Flatfaced Follower as a Function Generator

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C. Mischke

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Research Institute, Engineering Research Institute, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

J. Eng. Ind 96(1), 256-260 (Feb 01, 1974) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438306 History: Received June 04, 1973; Online July 15, 2010


It is generally known that an eccentric circular disk cam actuating a flatfaced translating follower is an economical approximate function generator. The designer’s question is “Just how well can it approximate the function I have in mind?” The methodology presented herein will answer the question, “What is the best fidelity of which the concept is capable?” The methodology will enable the designer to assess whether he has the option of utilizing the concept or whether he must seek a different conceptual course of action.

Copyright © 1974 by ASME
Topics: Disks , Generators
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