Taqi al-Din's "monobloc" pump, SolidWorks model rendered in PhotoView 360. © Joseph Vera.
Creating a 3D Model with Motion Analysis of Taqi al-Din’s Six-Cylinder PumpLEARN MORE
Among the original machines described in the corpus of Islamic technology, the six-cylinder "monobloc" piston...
Figure 1: Diagrams from the original manuscript of Al-Karaji's Inbat al-miyah al-khafiya, from Transformation of Knowledge: Early Manuscripts from the Schoenberg Collection (edited by Crofton Black, Paul Holberton publishing, 2007, p. 115). (Source: section 7 "Technology").
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Figure 1: Cover page of Tuhfat al-kibâr fî asfâr al-bihâr by Kâtib Çelebi in the edition of Idris Bostan (Ankara, 2008).
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The main objective of this study is to investigate into the six-cylinder water raising pump described around...
Figure 4: A creative model of a device designed by al-Jazari (chapter 6 of category III) used for measuring blood lost during phlebotomy (bloodletting) sessions, a popular therapy in the medieval world. Taken from a MS of al-Jazari's treatise copied in Egypt in 1354. (Source).
Islamic Automation: Al-Jazari’s Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical DevicesLEARN MORE
Dr. Gunalan Nadarajan In the following essay, Dr. Gunalan Nadarajan, Associate Dean of Research and...