The Mechanical Engineering Department laboratories provide an environment where students reinforce their understanding of the fundamental principles of Mechanical Engineering and apply that knowledge in experimental analysis and problem-solving. Facilities range from instructional laboratories for introductory manufacturing concepts, to dynamic systems equipment for senior projects, to general purpose labs for faculty, graduate, and undergraduate research. A few of the facilities are shown below. All are used in the undergraduate instructional program. Many are also used for research and student projects.
Small Engine test: Students disassemble and reassemble engines such as this one.
Steam turbine-generator: Small scale version of a complete power plant.
Wind Tunnel, 2 ft x 2 ft test section, wind speeds to 120 mph.
Combustor, gas fired, energy and emission studies.