Optimum Design of Cam Mechanisms

  • I. SimionescuEmail author
  • M. Ene
  • L. Ciupitu
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 3)


The paper presents some considerations about the optimum design of cam mechanisms with reciprocal and oscillating roller followers. The objective function express the dimension of the cam, while the constraints limit the size of the pressure angle and / or the magnitude of the unit stress to the higher contact between cam and follower or cam and roller. Finally, the result of solving a numerical example is presented.


Cam mechanisms Optimization Contact stress Hertz 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.“Politehnica” University of BucharestBucharestRomania
  2. 2.University of Quebec in Abitibi TémiscamingueRouyn-NorandaCanada

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