Experimental investigation of non-linear behavior of a cam-follower mechanism

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Abstract

This paper presents details of a special experimental set up and instrumentation for investigating the non-linear behavior of a cam-follower mechanism. The variable system parameters are; preload stiffness, cam shaft speed, and cam profile. The force along the follower axis is measured using a load cell. Also, mass displacement, and accelerometer signals are collected and analyzed. The system periodic response and its bifurcation patterns and transitions to chaotic behavior are monitored and discussed. The experiment illustrates a rich behavior presented in samples of time histories, phase portraits, Poincare maps and continuous wavelet scalograms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics 2007
Pages1930-1936
Number of pages7
Volume3
StatePublished - 2007
EventSEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics 2007 - Springfield, MA, United States
Duration: Jun 3 2007Jun 6 2007

Other

OtherSEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySpringfield, MA
Period6/3/076/6/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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