Teaching Laboratories

Computational Graphics Lab

Computational Graphics Lab

Location: ET 102

Related Courses: ENGR 1151, 2120, 3200, 4500, and 4510 / MEEN 3220, 3250, 4200, 4230, and 4250

Faculty in Charge: Dr. Landon Onyebueke

Fluids Mechanics Lab

Fluids Mechanics Lab

Location: ET 104

Related Courses: CVEN 3100 and 3101

Faculty in Charge:  Dr. Lin Li (Civil Engineering)

The fluids laboratory is equipped to test and verify some of the principles of fluid flow. In engineering applications, fluids either flow in open passages (channels) or closed passages (pipes). Hence fluid laboratory tests incorporate open channel models as well as pipe models. Besides verification of certain theoretical relations, tests are also used to determine characteristic coefficients associated with measuring instruments. Major equipment in the fluids laboratory includes two hydraulic benches, a full-size hydraulic demonstration channel, and an airflow testing system. This lab is housed in the Civil Engineering department.

Measurement and Instrumentation Lab

Measurements and Instrumentation Laboratory

Location: ET 129

Related Courses: ENGR 4500 and 4510 / MEEN 3511, 4021,  and 4300 

Faculty in Charge:  Dr. Abram Musinguzi

Measurement and Instrumentation Laboratory focuses on the theory and application of engineering concepts in the measurement of basic physical properties including length, area, time, speed, mass, weight, inertia, temperature, humidity, pressure, viscosity, thermal conductivity. Students develop hands-on competency with equipment, apparatus, and instrumentation used for measurement and instrumentation laboratory. The lab is equipped with viscometers, linear measurement tools, pressure measurement equipment, strain system, sound kit, tacheometers, thermocouples, airflow measurement system, planimeters, temperature, and humidity measurement kit. Students learn how to conduct experiments, collect data, and perform statistical and uncertainty analysis in measurements. Students successful in this course are competent at writing technical laboratory reports.

Mechatronics & Dynamics Systems Lab

Mechatronics and Dynamic Systems Laboratory

Location: ET 125

Related Courses: ENGR 4500 and 4510 / MEEN 4011, 4100, and 4700

Faculty in Charge:  Dr. Mohammad Habibi

This laboratory introduces students to the basics of electrical and mechanical components in a complex mechatronic system. Based upon a physical system, students learn the basic functions and physical properties of components, and the roles they play within the system. Technical documentation such as datasheets, schematics, timing diagrams, and system specifications are also covered. By understanding the complete system, the flow of energy through it, and measurements on the components, students learn and apply troubleshooting strategies to identify, localize, and correct malfunctions based upon the technical documentation. Preventive maintenance and safety issues for electrical and mechanical components within the system are also discussed. Upon successful completion of this laboratory, students have the ability to use ladder logic to develop programmable logic controllers (PLCs) programs, trace and describe the flow of energy in a given mechatronic system or subsystem. Also, they have the ability to transfer the knowledge learned from one system module to another system module.

Thermal and Fluid Systems Lab

Thermal and Fluid Systems Laboratory

Location: ET 140

Related Courses: ENGR 2010, 2250, 4500, and 4510 / MEEN 3511, 4021 4150, 4200 and 4250

Faculty in Charge: Dr. Muhammad Akbar and Dr. Abram Musinguzi

The Thermal Fluids Systems Laboratory is equipped with the following thermal fluids related experiments: Wind tunnel, Fan test rig with three types of impellers, Dynamometer and torque meter sets for gasoline and diesel engines, Solar collector, Scott refrigeration & air conditioning panel, Pelton wheel, Francis turbine, Data acquisition system and Cross-flow heat transfer system. The Cross-flow heat transfer system can be used to study forced convection from a heated rod, pressure drops, and velocity distribution can be determined upstream and downstream of the cross-flow created by rod(s) in the wind tunnel. Recently two new experiments are added in the lab, such as Shell & Tube heat exchanger and heat conduction in metals. The department continues to review the equipment needs for this lab and add new equipment when budget is available.

Design & Additive Manufacturing Lab

Design & Additive Manufacturing Laboratory

Location: ET 123

Related Courses: ENGR 4110, 4500, and 4510 / MEEN 3220, 4300, and 4400

Faculty in Charge:  Dr. Abiodun Fasoro

Located in the College of Engineering, TSU’s 3D Printing Lab supports Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering students and faculty’s teaching and research activities. We also provide support to other students within the College of Engineering. Our prototyping and testing equipment includes one PRUSA 3D printer, two FlashForge 3D Printers, one MakerBot’s Desktop 3D Printer, one Stratasys UPrint SE Printer with support cleaning tank, and a Mechanical Testing machine with 1000 lb load cell.

Intelligent & Tactical Mobility Robotics Lab

Intelligent Tactical Mobility Robotics Laboratory

Location: ET 248

Related Courses: ENGR 4500 and 4510 / MEEN 3250, 4230, and 4700

Faculty in Charge: Dr. Amir Shirkhodiae

The Intelligent Tactical Mobility Robotics (ITMR) Lab is equipped with State-of-the-art Commercial and custom-designed all-terrain robotic autonomous systems.  Each robot system comes with integrated navigational and remote sensors as well as communication devices enabling semi-autonomous and autonomous control of robotic systems.  The ITMR lab also offers advanced software for modeling, simulation, and control of autonomous robotic systems. 

CAD/CAM/CAE Lab

CAD/CAM/CAE Laboratory

Location: IND 107

Related Courses:  ENGR 4500 and 4510 / MEEN 3100, 3210, 3250, 3220, 3521, 4230, and 4400

Faculty in Charge: Dr. Amir Shirkhodiae

The CAD/CAM/CAE lab is furnished with CAD workstations, CNC machining centers, an Ultrasonic welding machine, Coordinate Measuring System, and a Thermo-injection machine. The lab provides a variety of 3D solid modeling software for design, modeling, analysis, and visualization of mechanical components and machineries. The lab offers capabilities from design to manufacturing. 

Vibration and Machinery Monitoring Lab

Vibration and Machinery Monitoring Laboratory

Location: IND 109

Related Courses:  ENGR 4500 and 4510 / MEEN 4230 and 4700 

Faculty in Charge: Dr. Amir Shirkhodiae

This lab provides experimental and instrumentational equipment and software for complete vibration measurement, testing, and characterization of mechanical systems.  The laboratory provides several large-scale testbeds custom-designed for research purposes including: bearing, gear-box, and turbo-motor-fan machinery testbeds.  The laboratory also offers a magnetic test-bed, and one large-scale electrodynamic vibration testing equipment. 

Manufacturing Processes Lab

 Manufacturing Processes Laboratory

Location: IND 114

Related Courses: ENGR 4500 and 4510 / MEEN 3100, 3210, 3521, and 4400 

Faculty in Charge: Dr.  Mohammad Habibi

This laboratory introduces students to basic manufacturing processes used for shaping engineering materials. Students are provided with instructions and hands-on experience in orthographic communication as applied to mechanical design and part/product development including the basics of turning, milling, drilling, and other machining processes, and welding and casting. They also learn the proper use of measuring tools and gages, machine and cutting tools and accessories. Upon successful completion of this laboratory, students have the ability to convey the intent of the part design and the development (free-hand, and/or CAD) per orthographic and dimensioning systems standards. Also, they have the ability to manually program part development per CNC (using G&M Code programming) machine tools as well as understanding applications of CAM and CIM systems.