Optimal Design of a Cam Mechanism with Translating Flat-Face Follower using Genetic Algorithm release_63vn42umqnarjgiswntyuv27ae

by I. Tsiafis, S. Mitsi, K.D. Bouzakis, A. Papadimitriou

Published in Tribology in Industry by University of Kragujevac.

Volume 35p255-260 (2013)


The optimum design of a cam mechanism is a time consuming task, due to the numerous alternatives considerations. In the present work, the problem of design parameters optimization of a cam mechanism with translating flat - face follower is investigated from a multi - objective point of view. The design parameters, just like the cam base circle radius, the follower face width and the follower offset can be determined considering as the optimization criteria minimization of the cam size, of the input torque and of the contact stress. During the optimization procedure, a number of constraints regarding the pressure angle, the contact stress, etcare taken into account. The optimization approach, based on genetic algorithm, is applied to find the optimal solutions with respect to the a fore - mentioned objective function and to Ensure the kinematic requirements. Finally, the dynamic behavior of the designed cam mechanism is investigated considering the frictional forces.
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