© 2004

International Symposium on History of Machines and Mechanisms

Proceedings HMM2004

  • Marco Ceccarelli
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. History of IFToMM

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marco Ceccarelli, Teun Koetsier
      Pages 11-26
    3. Theodor Ionescu, Gerhard Bögelsack, Tatu Leinonen
      Pages 27-33
  3. Ancient Machines

  4. Past Ideas for New Designs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Alexander Borisov, Alexander Golovin, Anastasia Ermakova
      Pages 107-117
    3. I-Ming Chen, Raymond Tay, Shusong Xing, Song Huat Yeo
      Pages 119-133
  5. People in MMS and Their Works

  6. Historical Development of Theories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179

About these proceedings


The HMM2004 International Symposium on History of Machines and Mechanisms is the second event of a series that has been started in 2000 as main activity of the IFToMM Permanent Commission for History of MMS, Mechanism and Machine Science. The aim of the HMM Symposium is to be a forum to exchange views, opinions, and experiences on History of MMS from technical viewpoints in order to track the past but also to look at future developments in MMS. The HMM Symposium Series is devoted to the technical aspects of historical deve- pments and therefore it has been addressed mainly to the IFToMM Community. In fact, most the authors of the contributed papers are experts in MMS and related topics. This year HMM Symposium came back to Cassino, after the challenging first event in 2000. The HMM2004 International Symposium on History of Machines and Mechanisms was held at the University of Cassino, Italy, from 12 to 15 May 2004. These Proceedings contain 29 papers by authors from all around the world. These papers cover the wide field of the History of Mechanical Engineering and particularly the History of MMS. The contributions address mainly technical aspects of historical developments of Machines and Mechanisms. History of IFToMM, the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science is also outlined through the historical activities of some of its Commissions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Marco Ceccarelli
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  1. 1.Laboratorio di Robotica e Meccatronica, Dipartimento di Meccanica, Strutture, Ambiente e TerritorioUniversità di CassinoCassinoItaly

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