Zhang Heng's seismoscope

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This chapter systematically reconstructs all feasible design concepts of Zhang Heng's seismoscope that meet the scientific and technological standards of its time period. The development of ancient seismometers and western seismoscopes is introduced first. Then, historical records of Zhang Heng's seismoscope are studied and design specifications for the reconstruction design are concluded. Finally, three examples based on different design requirements and constraints are illustrated [1, 2].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHistory of Mechanism and Machine Science
PublisherSpringer Netherland
Number of pages43
Publication statusPublished - 2007 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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