Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
Mech. Sci., 9, 189–199, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-9-189-2018
Mech. Sci., 9, 189–199, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/ms-9-189-2018
Research article
24 Apr 2018
Research article | 24 Apr 2018

Structural analysis of traditional Chinese hidden-keyhole padlocks

Kuo-Hung Hsiao

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Short summary
Hidden-keyhole padlocks are reconfigurable mechanisms and a category of ancient Chinese locks. This work presents a useful procedure to indicate and analyze the topology variabilities of hidden-keyhole padlocks. The variable chains of hidden-keyhole padlocks are presented by using the representation of kinematic pairs, from which all topology variabilities of padlocks in the operation are derived. Four main types of hidden-keyhole padlocks are provided as examples to illustrate the procedure.