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].
|Title of host publication||History of Mechanism and Machine Science|
|Number of pages||43|
|Publication status||Published - 2007 Jan 1|
|Name||History of Mechanism and Machine Science|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanical Engineering