THE TRUE INVENTOR OF SOME EARLY MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEVICES AND MECHANISMS

Authors

  • Waleed Fekry Faris
  • Salah Elmoselhy

Keywords:

crankshaft, camshaft, reciprocating pump, water turbine, crank-connecting rod mechanism

Abstract

For centuries the inventions of automated crankshaft, camshaft, reciprocating double-action piston suction hydraulic pump with suction pipes, overshot curvaceous water turbines, and
crank-connecting rod mechanism have been credited to Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519) and Lester Allan Pelton (1829 – 1908). Recently,
the concepts of these proven significant inventions in fluid mechanics
and energy conversion systems have been found mentioned in the
manuscripts of an inventor whose name is Abu-Aliz Al-Jazari
(1136-1206). Leonardo da Vinci got these ideas from Al-Jazari’s
manuscripts and did not acknowledge Al-Jazari in his relevant
manuscripts. In Lester Allan Pelton receives the credit for inventing
the over-shot curvaceous water turbine whereas the over-shot
curvaceous water turbine was described in Al-Jazari’s manuscript
which was made publicly available for reading many centuries
before the time of Lester Allan Pelton. The concepts of these
inventions which are described in Al-Jazari’s manuscripts proves
that his manuscripts were among the sources from which Leonardo
da Vinci got these ideas and that Al-Jazari invented the over-shot
curvaceous water turbine many centuries before Lester Allan Pelton
are presented in this paper. It has been virtually proved that the true
inventor of automated crankshaft, camshaft, reciprocating double-action piston suction hydraulic pump with suction pipes, overshot curvaceous water turbines, and crank-connecting rod
mechanism is Abu-Aliz Al-Jazari.

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Published

2017-07-15

How to Cite

Faris, Waleed Fekry, and Salah Elmoselhy. 2017. “THE TRUE INVENTOR OF SOME EARLY MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEVICES AND MECHANISMS”. Al-Shajarah: Journal of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC) 22 (1):29-64. https://journals.iium.edu.my/shajarah/index.php/shaj/article/view/587.

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