Chun-Hung Chiang (1920–2008)

  • Hong-Sen YanEmail author
  • Tyng Liu
  • Wen-Yeuan Chung
  • Shyi-Jen Tsai
  • Ching-Kuo Lin
Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science book series (HMMS, volume 26)


Chun-Hung Chiang was a pioneer in the academic field of mechanism and machine design in Taiwan. His major research contribution was in the study of spherical mechanisms. While associated with numerical computing methods going back to the 1970s, he introduced body guidance, path generation, and function generation to the classical spherical mechanisms, and he developed concise research in regard to spherical mechanisms. Furthermore, he founded the committee/society of mechanism and machine theory in Taiwan and led the group to join IFToMM in 1983.


Path Generation Patent Document Machine Theory Machine Design Plane Mechanism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hong-Sen Yan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tyng Liu
    • 2
  • Wen-Yeuan Chung
    • 3
  • Shyi-Jen Tsai
    • 4
  • Ching-Kuo Lin
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainanRepublic of China
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiRepublic of China
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringChinese Culture UniversityTaipeiRepublic of China
  4. 4.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Central UniversityJhong-LiRepublic of China
  5. 5.Department of Mechatronic EngineeringHuafan UniversityNew Taipei CityRepublic of China

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