This Handbook is intended to supply both the practicing engineer and the student with a reference work which is authoritative in character and which covers the field of mechanical engineering in a comprehensive manner. It is no longer possible for a single individual or a small group of individuals to have so intimate an acquaintance with any major division of engineering as is necessary if critical judgment is to be exercised in the statement of current practice and the selection of engineering data. Only by the cooperation of a considerable number of specialists is it possible to obtain the desirable degree of reliability. This Handbook represents the work of fifty specialists.
Book Title : Cam Design Handbook Author(s) : Harold A. Rothbart Publisher : McGraw-Hill Edition : First Pages : 619 Size : 40 Mb
The cam, used to translate rotary motion into linear motion, is an integral part of many classes of machines, such as printing presses, textile machinery, gear-cutting machines, and screw machines. Emphasizing computer-aided design and manufacturing techniques, as well as sophisticated numerical control methods, Cam Design Handbook by Harold A. Rothbart allows engineers and technicians to utilize cutting edge design tools. It will reduce time spent on the drawing board and increase productivity and machine accuracy.
Cam design, manufacture, and dynamics of cams
The latest computer-aided design and manufacturing techniques
New cam mechanisms including robotic and prosthetic applications
Table of Contents:
Contributors Preface Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Basic Curves Chapter 3. Modified Cam Curves Chapter 4. Polynomial and Fourier Series Cam Curves Chapter 5. Cam Motion Synthesis Using Spline Functions Chapter 6. Elements of Cam Profile Geometry Chapter 7. Geometry of Planer Cam Profiles Chapter 8. Cam Mechanism Forces Chapter 9. Cam Materials and Lubrication Chapter 10. Cam Manufacturing Chapter 11. Cam System Modeling Chapter 12. Cam System Dynamics—Analysis Chapter 13. Cam System Dynamics—Response Chapter 14. Special Cam Mechanisms Chapter 15. Cams in Microelectromechanical Systems Chapter 16. Automotive Camshaft Dynamics Appendix A Basic Contours Appendix B Basic Cam Curve Factors Appendix C Polynomial Coefficients Appendix D Cam Computer Software Appendix E CAD/CAM for a Medical Instrument Cam Mechanism Appendix F Optinal Control Theory Derivation for Two-Point Boundary Value Problem Index