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Optimising cam motion using piecewise polynomials

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posted on 03.07.2017, 13:09 authored by Sylvia P. Mermelstein, Memis Acar
The paper presents a method of synthesising cam profiles based on the use of piecewise polynomials together with an optimisation technique. Special cases and limitations are discussed and illustrated, making the procedure complete and systematic for any design requirements. Using piecewise polynomials, the complete cam profile can be designed as a combined linear system. The optimisation technique described goes even further, manipulating the variables in the linear system to select the ideal combination. In addition, a means to prove the validity of the results is explained.

Funding

This work was financially supported by a TCS between Loughborough University and Tritex International Limited.

History

School

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

Engineering with Computers

Volume

19

Issue

4

Pages

241 - 254

Citation

MERMELSTEIN, S.P. and ACAR, M., 2003. Optimising cam motion using piecewise polynomials. Engineering with Computers, 19(4), pp. 241-254.

Publisher

© Springer

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2003

Notes

The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00366-003-0264-0

ISSN

0177-0667

Language

en