• Mechanical Engineering Labs
  • Facilities and Laboratories

  • The facilities and laboratories of the Mechanical Engineering Department at PUPR provide students with hands on experience on several important areas such as Fluid Mechanics, Thermal Engineering, Measurements, Engineering Materials, Mechatronics, Manufacturing, and Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing. The mechanical engineering experimental facilities are housed in the first and fourth floors of the Laboratory building. In addition to this, chemistry, physics, electronics and computers laboratories are also available to our students throughout the campus.
  • Mechanical Engineering Labs
  • Computer Aided Engineering Laboratory (CAE)

  • This is a 942 sq-ft laboratory located in L-404. This laboratory is used by students registered in ME 1210 – Computer Aided Drafting and Design, ME 1230 - Introduction to Mechanical Engineering, ME – 4260 Finite Element Analysis, ME – 4261 Computer Aided Engineering Laboratory, ME 4260 - Finite Element Analysis, ME 4261 - CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) Laboratory, and ME 5992-5994 ME Capstone Design Courses. This modern laboratory houses 21 graphic computer workstations with site licenses of the ProE Foundation. The laboratory is also equipped with multimedia capabilities including automatic screen, projector, document camera, and sound system. In this laboratory students develop the necessary skills in drafting, solid modeling, finite element analysis, and computer numerical control manufacturing.
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  • Controls, Measurements and Mechatronics Laboratory

  • This laboratory is 942-sq.ft, located in the fourth floor of the Laboratory Building in L403. It focuses primarily on data acquisition systems, automation, robotics, and control systems. Several alternatives of control devices are part of the curriculum such as Programmable Logic Controllers, Microprocessors and Serial Port Interfacing that interact with data acquisition systems. The laboratory is used in ME 4041-Engineering Measurements Laboratory and ME 5251–Mechatronics Laboratory. Some of the available equipment is listed below.
    • Data Acquisition Systems with Lab-View
    • PLC Systems
    • Process Plant Trainer
    • Industrial PID Controller
    • Pressure Control Module
    • Electrical Components
    • Stepper Motion Control System
    • Servo motor 5 axis Robot Arms
    • Strain Gauge Kits
    • Accelerometers and devices for vibrations analysis
    • Pressure Transducers
    • Thermocouples
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  • Engineering Materials Laboratory

  • The Engineering Materials Laboratory is located in the third floor of the Pabellon Building in P-319 with an area of 942-sq.ft. The laboratory provides the students with hands on experiences in material characterization and determination of physical material properties. The laboratory houses the following experimental equipment:
    • Metallographic microscopes
    • Low- and high-speed saws and mounting presses for specimen preparation
    • Specimen Grinding and Polishing Tables
    • Digital Image System
    • Rockwell Hardness Tester
    • Brinnell Hardness Tester
    • Universal testing machine
    • Impact Test Machine
    • Furnaces
    • Jominy Test Fixture
    • Fume Hood for etching

    This facility is used in the course ME 3221–Engineering Materials Laboratory that aims to develop the students’ ability to design and perform engineering materials experiments according to the ASTM standards as well as to analyze and interpret experimental data. Students usually work in teams of four students to develop the ability to share ideas with others, reinforce and support ideas from others, accept consensus and compromise, and to play different roles in the team. Students also develop their ability to make effective oral presentations and laboratory reports. The following are the experiments performed in the laboratory
    • Tension Test
    • Compression Test
    • Bending Test
    • Hardness Test
    • Stress Concentration Factor
    • Analysis of the Microstructure of materials
    • Heat treatment of steels
    • Jominy Test
    • Phase Transformations
  • Mechanical Engineering Labs
  • Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

  • The Fluid Mechanics Laboratory provides our students with hands on experiences on the fundamentals of fluid mechanics. It is located in the fourth floor of the Laboratory Building L-401 with an area of 1,832-sq.ft. This laboratory comprises the following equipment:
    • Gravimetric Benches
    • Stability of a floating body
    • Center of Pressure Apparatus
    • Impact of a Jet Apparatus
    • Flow Over a Notch
    • Losses in Bends
    • Friction Loss along a Pipe
    • Flow Meter Demonstration
    • Pipe Work Energy Losses
    • Losses in Piping Systems

    The laboratory is used to teach ENGI 3421–Fluid Mechanics Laboratory. This is a general engineering course offered to most engineering programs and aims to develop the student’s understanding of the principles of fluid mechanics, the ability to design and conduct simple experiments in fluid mechanics, as well as to improve the student’s ability to statistically analyze and interpret experimental data. Students also develop the ability to communicate effectively and to work effectively as individuals and in teams. Among the topics covered in the course are:
    • Experimental errors and uncertainty analysis. Statistical analysis of experimental data
    • Statistical analysis in the gravimetric flow measurement apparatus
    • Hydrostatic thrust on a plane surface
    • Stability of a floating body
    • Flow through orifices and nozzles
    • Flow through a venturi meter
    • Discharge over weirs
    • Impact of a jet
    • Friction losses in pipes, fittings, and valves
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  • High Performance and Rapid Prototyping

  • This is a 375 sq-ft laboratory located in L-405. This laboratory is dedicated to Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Rapid Prototyping. Ten Sun Blade 1000 Unix graphic workstations with site licenses of Fluent are housed in this laboratory. A Prodigy Plus rapid prototyping system with a clean station is also available

    CFD enable students, engineers and designers to simulate fluid flow, heat and mass transfer, and a host of related phenomena involving turbulent, reacting, and multiphase flow. CFD turns a computer into a virtual laboratory, providing insight, foresight, return on investment, and cost savings. Applications span from aerospace, HVAC, automotive, metal, and pharmaceutical industry among others. Today, CFD has an indispensable impact on almost every industry sector and manufactured product. The Prodigy Plus builds parts in ABS plastic. Using patented FDM (fused deposition modeling) technology, this system build production and prototype parts from a high - performance engineering thermoplastic ABS. The mechanical properties of this material allow to us produce models that can be assembled, tested and even used as production parts
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  • Manufacturing and Product Realization Laboratory

  • The Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory is located in the first floor of the Laboratory Building in room L-111 with 1,944-sq.ft. The laboratory allows the students in ME 4241 Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory to attain skills in metrology, machining, and welding operations. This facility also supports the development of components, devices, fixtures, prototypes, etc. required in other mechanical engineering courses. The laboratory houses welding equipment and machine tools for milling, turning, drilling, boring, and tapping processes, as well as instrumentation for mechanical measurements as listed below
    • Standard and CNC Lathes
    • Standard and CNC Milling
    • Multi-head Drill Press
    • Surface Grinder
    • Vertical Band Saw
    • Horizontal Band Saw
    • Radial Saw
    • 5 Ton Punch Press
    • Bench Grinder
    • Dust Collector System
    • Oxy Acetylene Equipment
    • Arc Welding Machines
    • Mechanical Tool Sets
    • Measurement Instrumentation
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  • Mechanical Engineering Computers laboratory
  • This facility is a 942sq-ft computer laboratory located in the fourth floor of the Laboratory Building (L-406). This is a laboratory for general computer applications used in Mechanical Engineering such as Microsoft Office, Mathcad, MATLAB, Visual Studio, Working Model, LabView, and ProE. Some courses are taught in this laboratory such as ME 2010-Computer Programming for Mechanical Engineering, ME 3010-Applied Numerical Analysis, ME 5050-System Dynamics and Controls, and ME 5150-Design of Thermal Systems. This is an open laboratory that students can use at any time
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  • Thermology and Thermal Processes Laboratory

  • This is a 964-sq.ft. facility located in the first floor of the Laboratory Building in L 101. The laboratory is used in ME 5151–Thermal Engineering Laboratory. The laboratory provides hands on experiences in instrumentation, compressible fluid flow, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and turbomachinery. Students design and conduct experiments with the equipment listed below. The equipment in this laboratory is furnished with data acquisition systems in order to get the results instantaneously and allow the students to spend much time in the analysis of results and synthesis rather than in data collection. The students also develop the ability to design and conduct thermal and wind tunnel laboratory experiments in terms of specifying the equipment and instruments, performing the experimental setup, measuring, and collecting data. Students also have the opportunity to represent data in both verbal and visual forms in a way that is both an accurate and honest reflection of the data and to work in teams effectively.

    The laboratory consists of a 10 Bhp Boiler with a shell and tube heat exchanger and a cooling tower, an air conditioning unit, and a heat transfer apparatus, and a wind tunnel. The wind tunnel is computer linked to a data acquisition system and several models can be tested like airfoils, buildings, cars, etc

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