Thermo Fluids Laboratory
This facility provides ample opportunities for experimentation and laboratory investigations covering the areas of incompressible fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and gas dynamics. Laboratory experiments include open channel flow, closed pipe flow, drag and lift, refrigeration and air-conditioning, heat conduction and convection, potential flow, subsonic and supersonic wind tunnels, vapor-compression refrigeration, and viscometry.
The facility is used routinely to satisfy the instructional requirements of course ME 415 Thermo/Fluids Laboratory. In addition, this lab space is used for senior design project fabrication and testing because of its readily available fluid resources.
Overall heat transfer coefficient and effectiveness of a heat exchanger
Loss coefficient in pipe fittings
Flow through an orifice
Film coefficient for flow past a sphere
Flow over a weir
Vapor compression refrigeration cycle
Viscosity of a Newtonian fluid
Flow past an airfoil
Conductivity of metals
Subsonic Wind Tunnel