Mechanical Engineering

Environmental Chamber Laboratory (JD1132A)

Environmental Chamber Laboratory

This facility supports development and test activities for environmental testing, senior design projects, and graduate research. This 3000 square foot laboratory contains 4 functional areas: (1) an environmental test chamber, (2) aerospace senior design projects, (3) graduate student projects, and (4) a flight simulator.

Key features include an environmental test chamber with its bi-directional chassis dynamometer, an eddy-current engine dynamometer test stand, and a 7500 lb hydraulic vehicle lift to support vehicle assembly/disassembly. The environmental chamber has been designed for testing in a temperature/humidity-controlled environment from -20°F to 120°F. The computerized control station provides computer controlled dynamometer operation, environmental control operation, test article control, data acquisition, and both voice and visual communications between the chamber and the control station.