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The Dynamic Analysis and Design of Relatively Flexible Cam Mechanisms Having More Than One Degree of Freedom

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R. C. Johnson

School of Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

J. Eng. Ind 81(4), 323-331 (Nov 01, 1959) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.4008338 History: Received July 10, 1958; Published November 01, 1959; Online February 20, 2019


The author presents a simple numerical method for analyzing and designing cam systems which have more than one degree of freedom. Illustrative examples are given for follower systems having two degrees of freedom. In addition to the general analysis and design methods which are derived, the examples also illustrate the importance of significant figures in the calculating procedure and the importance of the consideration of the distribution of mass throughout elastic regions. The general method of analysis and design can be extended to follower systems having more degrees of freedom than two.

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