Ancient Chinese mechanical devices with linkage mechanisms can be divided by functions into four types: levers, pumping tubes, grain processing devices, and other devices. This chapter presents the functions and components of the devices. Then, according to the degree of clarity of the illustrations, by applying the procedure described in Chap. 5, the numbers of members and the possible types of joints are analyzed, and all feasible designs of the devices are synthesized.
|Title of host publication||History of Mechanism and Machine Science|
|Number of pages||31|
|Publication status||Published - 2014 Jan 1|
|Name||History of Mechanism and Machine Science|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanical Engineering