Curvature Analysis of Surfaces in Higher Pair Contact—Part 2: Application to Spatial Cam Mechanisms

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S. G. Dhande, J. Chakraborty

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

J. Eng. Ind 98(2), 403-409 (May 01, 1976) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438889 History: Received May 22, 1975; Online July 15, 2010


In this paper curvature analysis is performed for different three-dimensional cam mechanisms. In every case the expressions for principal curvatures of the cam surface are given in closed forms for ready use. A numerical example is given to show the usefulness of the proposed procedure.

Copyright © 1976 by ASME
Topics: Mechanisms
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