Ancient Chinese mechanical devices with flexible members (rope, thread, belt, and chain) can be divided by function into four types: grain processing devices, water lifting devices, handiwork devices, and textile devices. This chapter presents the uses and components of the devices, analyzes the numbers of member and possible types of joints, and provides their structural sketches.
|Title of host publication||History of Mechanism and Machine Science|
|Number of pages||27|
|Publication status||Published - 2014 Jan 1|
|Name||History of Mechanism and Machine Science|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanical Engineering