Structural synthesis of ancient Chinese Chu State repeating crossbow

Kuo Hung Hsiao, Hong Sen Yan

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Abstract

Chu State repeating crossbow is a reconfigurable mechanism which was found in the tomb and dated back to the fourth century BC in ancient China. Since crossbows have diversified types and were widely used in ancient China after the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC), Chu State repeating crossbow should have many designs in diiferent eras and regions. The aim of this work is to synthesize mechanism structures of Chu State repeating crossbow. Based on the analyses of crossbows, the structural characteristics and design constraints of this device are concluded. Then, according to the concepts of generalization and specialization subject to the concluded design constraints, seven feasible structures of mechanism that meet the technological standards of the subject's time period are reconstructed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots I
Pages749-758
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event2nd ASME/IFToMM International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots, ReMAR 2012 - Tianjin, China
Duration: 2012 Jul 92012 Jul 11

Publication series

NameAdvances in Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots I

Other

Other2nd ASME/IFToMM International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots, ReMAR 2012
CountryChina
CityTianjin
Period12-07-0912-07-11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

Cite this

Hsiao, K. H., & Yan, H. S. (2012). Structural synthesis of ancient Chinese Chu State repeating crossbow. In Advances in Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots I (pp. 749-758). (Advances in Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots I). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4141-9_67