Motion control of cam mechanisms

Yan an Yao, Ce Zhang, Hong Sen Yan

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In this paper, optimal control theory is applied to create a theoretical frame of 'Active Control of Cam Mechanisms'. The investigation presented here deals with the problem of 'Motion Control' which is the foundation of 'Active Control'. It is shown that, from a kinematics point of view, the motion characteristics of the follower can be improved by applying an optimal control to the cam speed. Some examples are given to demonstrate the procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-607
Number of pages15
JournalMechanism and Machine Theory
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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