The Kinematic Models for Design Digital Library (KMODDL) is an open access, multimedia resource for learning and teaching about kinematics – the geometry of pure motion – and the history and theory of machines. KMODDL is a pedagogical space designed for use by teachers and researchers, as well as students at a range of educational levels, and other learners, young and adult. The original core of KMODDL is the Reuleaux Collection of Mechanisms and Machines, an important collection of 19th-century machine elements held by Cornell University’s Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

This Collection contains Reference materials pertaining to kinematics.

For more information, please go to the Kinematic Models for Design Digital Library on the College of Enginnering's web site.

Recent Submissions

  • Principes fondamentaux de l'equilibre et du mouvement 

    Carnot, Lazare (Paris: Bachelier, 1803)
    A text book.
  • Le Machine 

    Branca, Giovanni (Roma: I. Mascardi, 1629)
    Volume nuovo et di molto artificio da fare effeta maravigliosi tanto spiritali quanto di Animale operatione arichito di bellissime figure con le dechiorahoni a ciascuna di esse in lingua volgare et latine.
  • Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements 

    Brown, Henry T. (New York: Coombs and Co, 1871)
    Embracing all those which are most important in dynamics, hydraulics, hydrostatics, pneumatics, steam engines, mill and other gearing; and including many movements never before published, and several which have only recently ...
  • Traité complet de mécanique appliquée aux arts 

    Borgnis, J. A. (Paris: Bachelier, Liberaire, Quai Des Augustins, 1818)
    Contenant l'exposition méthodique des théories et des expériences les plus utiles pour diriger le choix, l'invention, la construction et l'emploi de toutes les espèces de machines (Volume 1 of Multiple Volumes)
  • Theatrum Machinarum Novum 

    Böckler, Georg Andreas (Nürnberg: In Verlegung Paulus Fürsten, Gedruckt bey Christoff Gerhard, 1661)
    Neu-vermehrter Schauplatz der mechanischen Künsten, handelt von allerhand Wasser-Wind-Ross-Gewicht- und Hand-Mühlen, wie dieselbige zu dem Frucht-Mahlen, Papyr- Pulver- Stampff-Segen- Bohren- Walcken-Mangen, und dergleichen ...

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