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Dynamics of Mechanisms with Cams Illustrated in the Classical Distribution

Relly Victoria Virgil Petrescu1, Raffaella Aversa2, Bilal Akash3, Ronald Bucinell4, Samuel P. Kozaitis5, Taher M. Abu-Lebdeh6, Antonio Apicella2 and Florian Ion Tiberiu Petrescu1
  • 1 Bucharest Polytechnic University, Romania
  • 2 Second University of Naples, Italy
  • 3 American University of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
  • 4 Union College, United States
  • 5 Florida Institute of Technology, United States
  • 6 North Carolina A and T State University, United States


The paper presents an original method to determine the general dynamics of rotating cam and lifting, customized to flat-plate mechanism. First, the dynamic cinematic is presented. Then the Lagrange equation is resolved and with an original dynamic model with a degree of freedom with variable internal damping the dynamic analysis of two models is then made. The mechanisms presented, scientifically called rigid memory mechanisms, are mechanical transmissions widely used in the economy for many years. They are widespread in the medical world, being used in various medical devices and in medical engineering, they also meet most of the vehicles mounted on their engines, with internal combustion, as valve distribution mechanisms, in the world of industrial robots, but also in the Of mechanical transmissions. The cam and follower mechanisms have spread the first time they were used in the wars of tissue (automated tissue machines). The distribution mechanisms could not be replaced with other electromechanical systems because they did not have the necessary resistance and reliability.

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 10 No. 2, 2017, 551-567


Submitted On: 25 May 2017 Published On: 5 June 2017

How to Cite: Petrescu, R. V. V., Aversa, R., Akash, B., Bucinell, R., Kozaitis, S. P., Abu-Lebdeh, T. M., Apicella, A. & Petrescu, F. I. T. (2017). Dynamics of Mechanisms with Cams Illustrated in the Classical Distribution. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 10(2), 551-567.

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  • Cam
  • Cams
  • Rotating Cam
  • Follower
  • Lifting Mechanism
  • Tappet
  • Valve Distribution Mechanisms
  • Lagrange Equation
  • Degree of Freedom
  • Dynamic
  • Cinematic
  • Dynamic Cinematic
  • Automation
  • Engines
  • Thermal Engines
  • Medical Devices
  • Industrial Robots
  • Mechanical Transmissions