Thermal-Fluids Lab

HVAC trainer
Wind Tunnel

Director: Murant Dinc and Tiger Yu

Location: Thesken Hall, Room 10

At the Department of Engineering Technology, Thermal-Fluids Laboratory creates opportunities for its students to demonstrate and apply the concepts of fluid mechanics, applied thermodynamics and heat transfer. Students conduct experimental studies of energy processes and learn data reduction and analysis procedures. This laboratory serves Fluid Mechanics course (ENT 310), Applied Thermodynamics (ENT 312), and Heat Transfer (ENT 415). The main equipment in this lab are:

  • Centrifugal fan
  • Double-size piping system for minor loss experiment
  • Open loop 60-hp wind tunnel
  • Viscometer
  • Falling-ball viscometer
  • Rankin Cycler for simulating steam power plants
  • Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV)
  • Thermal infrared imaging (IR) system
  • Hotwire anemometer
  • Air conditioning training unit<
  • One-dimensional steady heat conduction equipment
  • Heat conduction in fins
  • Forced convection equipment
  • Radiation heat transfer equipment
  • CO2 gas analyzers