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The Design of Modeled Cam Systems—Part I: Dynamic Synthesis and Chart Design For the Two-Degree-of-Freedom Model

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G. K. Matthew, D. Tesar

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

J. Eng. Ind 97(4), 1175-1180 (Nov 01, 1975) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438724 History: Received June 18, 1974; Online July 15, 2010

Abstract

An extension of the dynamic synthesis philosophy given earlier [1] for cam follower systems is made in terms of a two-degree-of-freedom model. Three additional dimensionless parameters η, λ, γ for the distribution of mass, spring, and dashpot content are sufficient to describe this more complex system relative to the single degree-of-freedom coefficients. Charts in terms of η, λ, γ are presented to assist in choosing the best set of these values. Finally, “rules of thumb” are given which are applicable to a wide range of mechanical systems.

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