A highly accurate and predictive dynamic model of a high-speed cam-follower system has been developed and verified. In view of the predominance of Coulomb damping in high-speed cam-follower systems, this form of damping has been used as the chief mode of energy dissipation. This has resulted in a significant improvement in the predictive capability of the dynamic model. The accuracy of the model can also be attributed to careful modeling of system components such as the distributed-parameter modeling of the valve spring, the modeling of the hydraulic lifter, and modeling of the damping due to a nested-valve spring. The latter two represent the first such modeling in the area of cam-follower systems.

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