Flexible connecting mechanisms

Kuo Hung Hsiao, Kuo Hung Hsiao, Hong Sen Yan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHistory of Mechanism and Machine Science
PublisherSpringer Netherland
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

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

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • History
  • Mechanical Engineering


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