A cam driving a lumped inertia through an elastic slider-crank follower linkage with a curved beam coupler is considered. An iterative procedure utilizing the finite element method developed by Midha et al. (1978) is used to synthesize the cam profile to produce a desired output motion at a given design speed and damping coefficient. Nonlinear terms are neglected producing inhomogeneous, periodic, linear, ordinary differential equations. Responses of the synthesized linkages are simulated and found to be satisfactory at the design conditions.

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