An introduction to the reconstruction model of Antikythera mechanism

Jian Liang Lin, Hong Sen Yan

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Abstract

Antikythera mechanism is known as the oldest astronomical calculator in ancient Greece. With the development of modern science and technology, the inscriptions, functions and exterior appearance are decoded from the surviving fragments. The corresponding reconstruction designs of interior structure and physical models are continuously presented. This work introduces an assembly process of physical model that is one of 48 feasible reconstruction designs presented by Yan and Lin. Firstly, the geometric constraints of interior subsystems are concluded so as to generate the reconstruction designs with complete interior structure. Then, a detail design procedure of reconstruction model is presented. Through this systematic procedure, teeth calculations are resolved based on the concluded teeth relations. Gear sizes and gear models of lost structures are reconstructed, and space arrangements can be finished by graphical method. Finally, the simulation model and its corresponding physical model re built to confirm the operation of reconstruction design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMechanism and Machine Science - Proceedings of ASIAN MMS 2016 and CCMMS 2016
EditorsXianmin Zhang, Yanjiang Huang, Nianfeng Wang
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages567-580
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9789811028748
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Event4th IFToMM Asian Conference on Mechanism and Machine Science, ASIAN MMS 2016 and International Conference on Mechanism and Machine Science of China, CCMMS 2016 - Guangzhou, China
Duration: 2016 Dec 152016 Dec 17

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Volume408
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119

Other

Other4th IFToMM Asian Conference on Mechanism and Machine Science, ASIAN MMS 2016 and International Conference on Mechanism and Machine Science of China, CCMMS 2016
CountryChina
CityGuangzhou
Period16-12-1516-12-17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Lin, J. L., & Yan, H. S. (2017). An introduction to the reconstruction model of Antikythera mechanism. In X. Zhang, Y. Huang, & N. Wang (Eds.), Mechanism and Machine Science - Proceedings of ASIAN MMS 2016 and CCMMS 2016 (pp. 567-580). (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering; Vol. 408). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-2875-5_47