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A computational approach to profile generation of different shedding cams and an analysis of their kinematic characteristics


In this study, a computational plotting of different types of shedding cam profiles has been endeavored. Various shedding cams like linear, simple harmonic, parabolic, cycloidal etc. for designing plain and twill weave shave been considered. A critical analysis on the kinematic characteristics for different types of cams suggests that the simple harmonic and cycloidal cams outperform parabolic and linear cams for high speed weaving.


Cam profile, Cycloidal, Follower motion, Kinematics, Simple harmonic, Shedding, weave, Rotary motion, Design optimization, Dynamic analysis, Rectilinear reciprocating, Oscillating motion, Cam-follower system, Infinity jerk, Speed application