An introduction to the gravity-driven clocks in the forbidden city

Y. H. Chen, K. H. Hsiao, T. Y. Lin, H. S. Yan

研究成果: Conference contribution

摘要

Ancient timepieces are combinative products of science and technology, and they were communicated to China through importation during the 17 to 19 centuries. Clocks collected by Chinese emperors are elegant works and show the highest manufacture level. Regarding the gravity-driven clocks, the methods to apply gravity as a power source are ingenious. The development of power sources in timepieces and the communication of technology from Europe to China are introduced briefly. Four typical gravitydriven clocks are presented and divided into two types, driven by an outer force and by its own weight. Furthermore, structural analyses regarding the mechanisms of typical gravity-driven clocks are provided.

原文English
主出版物標題2015 IFToMM World Congress Proceedings, IFToMM 2015
發行者National Taiwan University
ISBN(電子)9789860460988
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2015 一月 1
事件14th International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science World Congress, IFToMM 2015 - Taipei, Taiwan
持續時間: 2015 十月 252015 十月 30

出版系列

名字2015 IFToMM World Congress Proceedings, IFToMM 2015

Other

Other14th International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science World Congress, IFToMM 2015
國家Taiwan
城市Taipei
期間15-10-2515-10-30

    指紋

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • History

引用此

Chen, Y. H., Hsiao, K. H., Lin, T. Y., & Yan, H. S. (2015). An introduction to the gravity-driven clocks in the forbidden city. 於 2015 IFToMM World Congress Proceedings, IFToMM 2015 (2015 IFToMM World Congress Proceedings, IFToMM 2015). National Taiwan University. https://doi.org/10.6567/IFToMM.14TH.WC.OS6.007