Historical development of reconstruction designs of Antikythera mechanism

Jian Liang Lin, Hong Sen Yan

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Abstract

Antikythera mechanism is an ancient Greece machine excavated in 1900. The damaged remains and ingenious mechanical structure resulted in man's thirst to decode this mechanism. This paper reviews the historical development regarding reconstruction designs of Antikythera mechanism. The origin, the recovering process and the related historical records are introduced first. Available reconstruction designs, which are classified into the orientation of mechanism, the decoding of modern technology including the appearance, the functions of the exterior dials and the interior structure, other research and the authors' work are presented. Then, based on the viewpoint of mechanisms, the mechanism analysis of one feasible reconstruction design with the complete interior structure, by the authors, is presented. This new design to generate all known output functions also provides a possible embryo of Antikythera mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHistory of Mechanical Technology and Mechanical Design 2012
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event9th International Conference on History of Mechanical Technology and Mechanical Design, ICHMTMD 2012 - Tainan, Taiwan
Duration: 2012 Mar 232012 Mar 25

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume163
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482

Other

Other9th International Conference on History of Mechanical Technology and Mechanical Design, ICHMTMD 2012
CountryTaiwan
CityTainan
Period12-03-2312-03-25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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