Roller devices

Kuo Hung Hsiao, Kuo Hung Hsiao, Hong-Sen Yan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Ancient Chinese mechanical devices with roller members can be divided by function into six types: soil preparation devices, harvest and transportation devices, grain processing devices, water lifting devices, war weapons, and others. This chapter presents the functions and components of these devices and shows their structural sketches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHistory of Mechanism and Machine Science
PublisherSpringer Netherland
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

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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