Design Optimization of Cam & Follower Mechanism of an Internal Combustion Engine for Improving the Engine Efficiency


The current cam and follower mechanism in four stroke internal combustion engine employs a flat follower. In this work an attempt is made to change the flat face of follower to a curved face follower, so that the required point contact can be achieved. As line contact between existing cam and follower mechanism results in high frictional losses which results in low mechanical efficiency. It is observed that the frequency of vibration in the existing and modified cam and follower mechanism remains almost same. The finite element approach is used to perform the analysis.

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M. Mali, P. Maskar, S. Gawande and J. Bagi, "Design Optimization of Cam & Follower Mechanism of an Internal Combustion Engine for Improving the Engine Efficiency," Modern Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp. 114-119. doi: 10.4236/mme.2012.23014.

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