Mechanical Engineering And Civil Engineering Technology Laboratories
TheTechnology Laboratories are equipped with all of the necessary equipment to introduce students to the concepts and fundamentals of materials.
the Strength of Materials Laboratory houses electrodynamic and hydraulic testing equipment which allows students to investigate important material properties such as tensile strength, shear stress, and elasticity. Other major apparatus featured in this lab include a fatigue tester, a beam deflection station, a rotating beam device, an impact tester, a temperature creep tester, and electronic strain gages. Students also analyze various structures and profile the results using graphics software
This laboratory contains an array of fluid testing and propulsion equipment such as a subsonic wind tunnel, a variable-frequency drive pumping station, a supersonic/compressible flow system, a friction pressure drop piping system for circulating water, a Saybolt Universal Viscosimeter, and a velocity profile/pitot tube apparatus.
The Thermodynamics Laboratory serves students enrolled in mechanical and electromechanical degree programs and enables them to study the use of energy for the purposes of mechanical and electrical power production.
A workshop is a room or building which provides both the area and tools required for the manufacture or repair of manufactured goods. 1) The workshop has six Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) lathes, six CNC 3-axis knee mills, a CNC 3-axis bed mill, two Vertical Machining Centers, and a Coordinate Measuring Machine. Students learn through experiential laboratory activities the principles of material removal, from basic, manual operations through the most advanced computer aided manufacturing (CAM) processes. (2) The Rapid Prototyping (RP) lab has multiple 3-D printing processes enabling students to fabricate models for projects courses and sand casting patterns for the foundry. As is true in the machining section, all RP processes are on the Institute network, allowing remote access file handling. (3) The metal fabrication area contains all the basic sheet metal fabrication equipment along with a 4’ x 4’ CNC plasma torch table. There are six multi-process GMAW welding stations on downdraft tables. (4) The foundry lab is used to pour aluminum parts using the green sand casting process.