Program HMM2012
Hall C659 VU University

Day 1 (Monday, May 7)
      - 16.00  –  18.00 Arrival, registration and reception at VU  University
                 Hall C659 Building for Mathematics and the Sciences
Day 2 (Tuesday, May 8):
      - 09.00 – 09.50 Registration for late arrivals
      - 09.50 – 10.20 Opening act
      - 10.20 – 10.40 Coffee break
      - 10.40 – 13.00 Session Biographical = [7 papers x 20 min.]
      - 13.00 – 14.20 Lunch break
      - 14.20 – 16.20 Session Institutions = [6 papers x 20 min.]
      - 16:20 – 16.40 Tea break
      - 16.40 – 18.00 Session Concepts and Theories 1 = [4 papers x 20 min.]
 Day 3 (Wednesday, May 9):
      - 09.00 – 09.40 Meeting of the Scientific Committee for HMM (Hall C668)
      - 09.40 – 11.00 Session Concepts and Theories = [4 papers x 20 min.]
      - 11.00 – 11.20 Coffee break
      - 11.20 – 12.20 Session Mechanical Systems =  [3 papers x 20 min.]
      - 12.20 – 18.00 Lunch and Excursion
      - 20.00 – 22.30 Conference Dinner
 Day 4 (Thursday, May 10):
      - 09.00 – 10.00 Meeting of the IFToMM PC for History of MMS (Hall C668)
      - 10.00 – 11.00 Session Mechanical Systems = [3 papers x 20 min].
      - 11.00 – 11.20 Coffee break
      - 11.20 – 13.00 Session Mechanical Systems =  [5 papers x 20 min.]
      - 13.00 – 14.20 Lunch break
      - 14.20 – 16.20 Session Mechanical Systems = [5 papers x 20 min.]
      - 16.20 – 17.00 Closing act
Tuesday 10.40-13.00 Biographical
Chair: Marco Ceccarelli
Jang Yeong-sil: Inventor of the Striking Clepsydra During the Reign of King Sejong in Joseon
Nam Moon-Hyon 
Kurt Rauh: Saxon Mechanism Theory Brought to Aachen
Burhard Corves 
About Karl Hoecken and Some of his Works on Mechanisms
Hanfried Kerle 
Gioacchino Russo – a Versatile Scientist
Francesco Petrone and Viviana Russo
Applied Mechanics: the Information Sheets of Professor Leonid Smirnov
Alexander Golovin and Anastacia Golovina  
Konstantin Frolov Continuing the Soviet School Traditions on MMS
Olga Egorova and Gennady A Timofeev 
Francisc Viliam Kovács - Leader in the Development of Mechanisms and Robotics in Romania
Erwin Christian Lovasz, Dan Perju, Inocentiu Maniu, Corneliu Radulescu and Valentin Ciupe
Tuesday 14.20-16.20 Institutions
Chair: Hanfried Kerle
A Social Network Model for Innovation in Early Aviation History
Francis Moon 
Franz Reuleaux and the Rhenish Roots of Mechanism Theory
Reinhard Braune and Burkhard Corves 
The Birth of the Moscow School of Applied Mechanics in the 2nd Half of the 19th and the Early 20th Centuries
Vera Chinenova, Alexander Golovin and Irina Tyulina 
Royal Manufactures Promoted by the Spanish Crown during the 18th and 19th Centuries: an Approach to European Industrialization
Javier Echávarri Otero, E. De La Guerra Ochoa, E. Chacón Tanarro, J. L. Muñoz Sanz, E. Bautista Paz, A. Díaz Lantada and J. R. Álvarez 
The Influence of the Society of Jesus on the Spread of European Mechanical Knowledge in China in the XVIth and XVIIth centuries
Michela Cigola  
The Front Dial of the Antikythera Mechanism
Michael Wright 
Tuesday 16.40-18.00 Concepts and Theories
Chair: Gerard Alberts 
At the Origins of the Concepts of Máthema and Mekhané. Aristotle’s Mekhanikà and Archimedes' Tropos Mekhanikòs.
Giuseppe Boscarino 
Historical Reflections on the Scale Ratio in the Galilean Trattato di Fortificazione
Raffaele Pisano and Danilo Capecchi
The Historical Development of Catrasys, a Cable System,
Marco Ceccarelli
Poncelet and the Development of Applied Mechanics,
Agamenon Oleivera


Wednesday 09.40-11.00 Concepts and Theories
Chair: Hong Sen-Yan
The Work of Otto Fischer and the Historical Development of his Method of Principle Vectors for Mechanism and Machine Science
Volkert Van Der Wijk and Just L. Herder
Designing, Analysis and Computer Modelling of Straight Line Mechanisms
Valentin Tarabarin, Z. Tarabarina and D. Chirkina
An Examination of the Mechanisms of Movement in Heron of Alexandria's “On Automaton Making"
Finlay Mccourt
The Mystery of the Defense Chain Mechanism of Constantinople
Junichi Takeno and Yoshihiko Takeno 
Wednesday 11.20-12.20 Mechanical Systems
Chair: Teun Koetsier
Structural Synthesis of The Ancient Chinese Zhuge Repeating Cross Bow
Kuo-Hung Hsiao and Hong-Sen Yan 
Clocks and Dials with Automata: The Mosaic of Qasr El-Lebya
Helen Fragaki
 3D Overconstrained Linkages - The Lost Jade
Yan Chen and You Zhong
Thursday 10.00-11.00 Mechanical Systems
Chair: Carlos Lopez-Cajun
Historical Watermills for Cereal Grinding: Cultural Heritages in Aterno Valley
Romolo Continenza and Stefano Brusaporci
The Drawings of Machines by the Great Architects of the Renaissance and Baroque Eras
Emanuela Chiavoni
Historical-Technological Study of Monumental Tower Clocks: the Town Hall Clock of Alcalá la Real, Jaén (Spain)
Rafael López-García, Iván Dávila-Rufián and Rubén Dorado-Vicente 
Thursday 11.20-13.00 Mechanical Systems
Chair: Alexander Golovin
Improbable Mechanics: a Short History of Fake Automata
Nadia Ambrosetti 
Centrifugal Governors, the Story of a Mistake.
Max Sakharov and Valentin Tarabarin 
The Anahuac Propeller: a Century After
J. Romero-N, C. Lopez-C, A. Colin-R and M. Arroyo-C
The Rotary Aero Engine from1908-1918
Giuseppe Genchi and Francesco Sorge 
The Transmission of European Clock-Making Technology to 17th century China
Baichun Zhang
Thursday 14.20-16.20 Mechanical Systems
Chair: Baichun Zhang 
DMG-Lib – An Open Access Digital Library as an Exploration Tool for Historians and Engineers
Torsten Brix, Rike Brecht, Veit Henkel, Michael Reessing
A Contribution on the History of Ropeways
K. Hoffmann and N Zrnic
The First Hydroelectric Power Plant in the Balkans Built on the Basis of Tesla’s Principles
Svetislav Markovic, Tatjana Lazovic, Ljubica Milovic and Bratislav Stojiljkovic
Tesla’s Research in the Field of Mechanical Engineering Focused on Fountains Design
Aleksandar Marinkovic, Nenad Zrnic, Bratislav Stojiljkovic and Milan Vulicevic 
Mechanical Models for Anti-Rhomb Linkage
Simona Mariana Cretu, Gigi Dragos Ciocioi-Troaca, Emil Soarece and Eugen Marian Paun
History of Human Powered Threshing Machine  
        K. S. Zakiuddin, H. V. Sondawale, J. P. Modak and M. Ceccarelli