The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology houses nine laboratories in the areas of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering. These laboratories cover a wide range of mechanical engineering services, allowing us to test, evaluate, and/or demonstrate a variety of physical principles. They also offer full 3D services, available to UTS staff and students, corporate clients and members of the general public.
For details and resources, including induction and safety, contact Peter Tawadros – Laboratory Manager, Mechanical Laboratories.
Dynamics and Mechanics of Solids Laboratory
|Location||CB11, Level B4, Room 105|
This laboratory located in the new Broadway Building will be used for teaching, research and consulting projects in the fields of noise and vibration analysis, automotive powertrain, suspension and steering systems, play equipment safety, impact studies and solid mechanics. Specialised equipment includes an in-floor 3.6m x 2.4m vibration test baseplate, drop test tower, automotive suspension and steering test rigs, human impact attenuation test equipment, and noise and vibration instrumentation.
Air Conditioning and Heat Transfer Laboratory
|Location||CB11, Level 10, Room 403|
This laboratory in the Broadway Building features state of the art testing facilities, including a 6x4 metre calorimeter room, a modular air conditioning unit, a 60kW heated water supply, 25kW chilled water supply, and 25kW electrical supply. This gives our facility the flexibility to test a wide range of HVAC equipment. Our solar simulator will allow the testing of photovoltaic and other solar technologies, and we will have capabilities in the testing of a wide range of renewable-energy and high-efficiency systems.
|Location||CB11, Level B4, Room 109|
This laboratory is primarily a teaching facility, which features a closed circuit wind tunnel for testing of specimens up to 300mm in major dimension. The facility can be used for demonstrations of aerodynamic effects, as well as flow-visualisation and aerodynamic studies. It also regularly hosts school students who enjoy using the facility to test model planes whilst learning about the fundamentals of aerodynamics.
Equipped with a wide range of measurement devices to measure almost any dimension, the Metrology Laboratory includes a touch-trigger co-ordinate measuring machine capable of measuring objects up to 508x406x203mm; a Hamar L-732 dual-axis laser coupled with Plane 5 software capable of measuring flatness, squareness, parallelism, levelness and straightness; and a Surtronic 3+ surface roughness meter. The laboratory is available for teaching, demonstration or consultation.