Mechanism and Machine

Part of the History Of Mechanism And Machine Science book series (HMMS, volume 3)

One of the fundamental concerns in designing a machine is its mechanism for achieving a desired motion. The task of reconstruction design of lost ancient machines is mainly the design of mechanisms. This chapter presents the definitions of mechanisms and machines, the characteristics of mechanical members and joints, the definitions of kinematic link chains, the concept of constrained motion, the identification of the topological structure of mechanisms, and the process of mechanism and machine design [1, 2].


Kinematic Chain Shock Absorber Revolute Joint Spherical Joint Machine Design 
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  1. 1.
    Yan, H.S., Mechanisms (in Chinese), 3rd edition, Dong Hua Books, Taipei, 2006.Google Scholar
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    Yan, H.S., Creative Design of Mechanical Devices, Springer, Singapore, 1997.Google Scholar
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    Tian Gong Kai Wu (in Chinese) by Song Ying-xing (Ming Dynasty), Taiwan Commercial Press, Taipei, 1983.Google Scholar
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    Nong Shu (in Chinese) by Wang Zhen (Yuan Dynasty), Taiwan Commercial Press, Taipei, 1968.Google Scholar

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