Linkage mechanisms

Kuo Hung Hsiao, Kuo Hung Hsiao, Hong Sen Yan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHistory of Mechanism and Machine Science
PublisherSpringer Netherland
Number of pages31
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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