Performance analysis of the automata in a blossoming flower clock in the 18th century

Yu Hsun Chen, Marco Ceccarelli, Hong-Sen Yan

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Abstract

This paper presents a performance evaluation of an automaton mechanism in a Blossoming Flower Clock that is preserved in Beijing palace museum. Even though the mechanical structure inside this clock is uncertain, the feasible mechanisms for these automata are synthesized through a systematically design procedure in a previous study. In this paper, the historical background of this clock is introduced first, and then the dimension design, kinematic and dynamic analysis are proposed to provide the numeral results for a performance characterisation. The proposed procedure can also be applied to other automata for reconstructing and analysing the mechanical performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Service and Industrial Robotics - Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region, RAAD 2017
EditorsCarlo Ferraresi, Giuseppe Quaglia
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Pages1017-1024
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783319612751
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
Event26th International Conference on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region, RAAD 2017 - Turin, Italy
Duration: 2017 Jun 212017 Jun 23

Publication series

NameMechanisms and Machine Science
Volume49
ISSN (Print)2211-0984
ISSN (Electronic)2211-0992

Other

Other26th International Conference on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region, RAAD 2017
CountryItaly
CityTurin
Period17-06-2117-06-23

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Chen, Y. H., Ceccarelli, M., & Yan, H-S. (2018). Performance analysis of the automata in a blossoming flower clock in the 18th century. In C. Ferraresi, & G. Quaglia (Eds.), Advances in Service and Industrial Robotics - Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region, RAAD 2017 (pp. 1017-1024). (Mechanisms and Machine Science; Vol. 49). Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61276-8_109