This book provides the methods of solving the problems connected with cams—their design, application, and manufacture. It introduces the improvement of numerically controlled machine tools and the availability of computers in general. The book is useful for practicing and design engineers.
1. Cam and Follower Systems 2. Displacement Diagrams 3. Displacement Diagram Synthesis 4. Cam Profile Determination 5. Pressure Angle and Radius of Curvature 6. Circular Cams 7. Circular-arc and Straight-line Cams 8. Forces, Contact Stresses, and Materials 9. Methods of Cam Manufacture 10. Dynamics of Cam Mechanisms 11. Cam Mechanisms 12. Velocities, Accelerations, and Dynamic Forces in Linkages and Cam Mechanisms 13. Computer Programs for Analysis and Synthesis of Cam Mechanisms