Faculty Advisor

Norton, Robert L.

Abstract

The Cam Dynamics Test Machine (CDTM) was made to demonstrate cam operation and to test the dynamics of industrial cam-follower systems. Recent modifications made it inoperable in a classroom setting and revealed damage-causing flaws in the initial design. This project encompassed the redesign of the follower trains to eliminate those flaws. It also made the machine function in a classroom, improved the electrical wiring, and added storage space. Finally, the sensors were connected to a data acquisition board, and a Virtual Instrument was written to interpret their output voltages to aid future experimentation.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2009

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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