Gear and cam mechanisms

Kuo Hung Hsiao, Kuo Hung Hsiao, Hong Sen Yan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Ancient Chinese mechanical devices with gear and cam members can be divided by functions into three types: agricultural devices with gears, water lifting devices with gears, and cam mechanisms. This chapter presents the uses and components of the devices, analyzes the numbers and the types of members and joints, and provides their structural sketches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHistory of Mechanism and Machine Science
PublisherSpringer Netherland
Number of pages21
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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