Ancient Chinese machines

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Abstract

There were numerous mechanical inventions in ancient China, but few people know about these achievements due to the lack of surviving archives. This chapter first introduces the historical development of ancient Chinese machines followed by ancient labor-saving devices. Finally, major mechanical elements and mechanisms of ancient Chinese machines, such as linkage mechanisms, cam mechanisms, gear mechanisms, and flexible connecting mechanisms (ropes and chains), are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHistory of Mechanism and Machine Science
PublisherSpringer Netherland
Pages43-93
Number of pages51
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1

Publication series

NameHistory of Mechanism and Machine Science
Volume3
ISSN (Print)1875-3442
ISSN (Electronic)1875-3426

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • History
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Yan, H-S. (2007). Ancient Chinese machines. In History of Mechanism and Machine Science (pp. 43-93). (History of Mechanism and Machine Science; Vol. 3). Springer Netherland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6460-9_3
Yan, Hong-Sen. / Ancient Chinese machines. History of Mechanism and Machine Science. Springer Netherland, 2007. pp. 43-93 (History of Mechanism and Machine Science).
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