Mechanical Engineering

Fluids and Heat Transfer Laboratories

Fluids and Heat Transfer Laboratories

JD 1608A contains most of the equipment used to support ME 491. The equipment includes a centrifugal fan test bed, a centrifugal pump test bed, a pipe flow rack, a refrigeration cycle, a Rankine steam cycle, a process control demonstration unit, and a pneumatics actuator system. A major upgrade to this laboratory took place recently with the addition of several modern equipment.

JD 1132 is a “wet” laboratory space used to support special projects in the thermal-fluids area. It is also available to support senior design activities. In recent years, senior projects which have been developed in this lab include the BattleBot and Human Powered Vehicle. This lab includes a computing facility which has the same software as the DASL laboratory.