Cam Synthesis pp 125-162 | Cite as

The Volumetric Properties of CAMS

  • M. A. Gonzalez-Palacios
  • J. Angeles
Part of the Solid Mechanics and its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 26)


The subject of this chapter is the accurate and fast calculation of the volumetric properties of solids of arbitrary shape, paradigms of which are the cams and followers synthesized in Chapters 3, 4 and 5. The need for accuracy needs no explanation, but the need for speed is less obvious. In fact cam synthesis, as discussed throughout this book, is only a stage of the whole mechanical design process, which includes both element and system optimization. In turn, optimization is unavoidably an iterative process, which requires a full synthesis of the overall mechanical system at each iteration. Since optimization may sometimes require hundreds of iterations, the relevance of the economy of computations within the synthesis stage is apparent.


Position Vector Primary System Inertia Matrix Indexing Mechanism Secondary System 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Gonzalez-Palacios
    • 1
  • J. Angeles
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de Ingeniería y Ciencias AplicadasUniversidad Iberoamericana Plantel LeónLeónMexico
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Engineering & McGill Research Centre for Intelligent MachinesMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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