LABORATORIES

Machine Shop

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The department has a Machine Shop that serves to the faculty and the University as well for education, research and maintenance purposes.

Students and researchers use the facilities of Machine Shop to practice several manufacturing applications and term project work of some undergraduate courses.

The Machine Shop is equipped with conventional turning, milling, grinding and drilling machine tools, power hacksaw, roll bending machine and shearing machine. In the Machine Shop, also a number of welding machines are used.

The list and number of equipment available in the machine shop are given below:

Metal Cutting

  • Two lathes
  • Two universal milling machines
  • One column drilling machine
  • One tool grinder
  • One surface grinding machine
  • One power hacksaw.

Bending and Shearing Equipment

  • One guillotine
  • One roll-bending machine
  • One wood model saw

Welding Equipment

  • One MIG welding machine
  • One TIG welding machine
  • One spot welding machine
  • One portable welding machine

 

Machine Tool and Automation Laboratory

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The primary goal of this laboratory is to promote the use and development of the state-of-art tools with regard to the field of CNC machines and industrial control, and to teach basic principles of part programming and industrial controller (PLC) programming.

This laboratory consists of one industrial CNC lathe with C-axis, one 4-axis desk-top vertical machining system, one servo motor control system and one PLC controlled factory automation education set.

Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

Fluid Mechanics laboratory has experimental facilities that are related to topics fluid mechanics, fluid dynamics and hydromechanics. This lab is run in conjunction with the theory course ME 305 (Fluid Mechanics). The experimental facilities in the laboratory are given below:

Reynolds Number Test Module: Freestanding apparatus that gives a visual demonstration of laminar and turbulent flow.

Flow Measurement Apparatus: Demonstrates the application of Bernoulli’s equation and the typical methods of measuring the flow of an incompressible fluid with venturi meter, orifice plate and rotameter.

Energy Losses in Pipes Test Module: Compares pressure losses and K value of elbow and large radius bends in small-bore pipework.

Friction Loss in Pipes Test Module: For direct measurement of friction loss in a small-bore horizontal pipe, during both laminar and turbulent flow.

Pumps in Series and Parallel Test Module: Shows performance of one pump or two pumps in series or parallel and measures delivery pressure with pressure gauge.

Materials Testing Laboratory

Materials testing laboratory offers students the opportunity to examine the mechanical and morphological properties of materials. The laboratory has an atomic force microscope (AFM), a universal hardness tester and a laboratory furnace. In addition, the universal testing machine in the Civil Engineering Laboratory is used for experiments in mechanical engineering courses.

Atomic Force Microscope: Atomic Force Microscope is a type of scanning probe microscope with a resolution on the order of fractions of a nanometer, more than 1000 times better than the optical diffraction limit. This device is used for the courses of ME 306 Advanced Materials Science and ME 460 Nano Materials and Nanotechnology at the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Universal Hardness Tester: The Hardness Tester is used to measure the hardness of materials using Rockwell, Brinell and Vickers methods.

Laboratory Furnace