RESEARCH PAPERS: Mechanisms Papers

An Iterative Method for Analyzing Oscillating Cam Follower Motion

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Z. U. Rahman, W. H. Bussell

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.

J. Eng. Ind 93(1), 149-154 (Feb 01, 1971) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3427864 History: Received July 13, 1970; Online July 15, 2010


This paper describes a method of analyzing the kinematic characteristics of cams, with profiles represented by an eight-term Fourier series and with oscillating-type followers. Two kinds of cam follower systems, viz., roller follower and flat-face follower systems, are used. In general the method applies to any cam whose profile can be expressed in terms of its radius being a function of the rotation angle [r = f(θ)].

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