Fluids and Heat Laboratory
The Laboratory is equipped with 4 training sets intended to teach the basic of fluid mechanics and heat transfer, and design and analyze experiments. The sets are used in following fields:
Multiple Heat Exchanger Set
It is used in “Heat Transfer” and “Mechanical Engineering Systems Laboratory” courses. Students carry out experiments with 4 different heat exchangers and 7 different methods.
Natural and Forced Heat Transfer Set
It is used in “Heat Transfer” and “Mechanical Engineering Systems Laboratory” courses to examine heat transfer mechanism through natural and forced transfer.
Pressure Loss Set
It is used in “Fluid Mechanics” and “Mechanical Engineering Systems Laboratory” courses to calculate pressure losses resulting from friction on angular and corrugated bends and straight pipes.
Serial-Parallel Centrifuge Pump Set
It is used in “Fluid Mechanics” and “Mechanical Engineering Systems Laboratory” courses to teach efficiency, specific speed, ENPKY values of centrifuge pumps, serial and parallel connections and pump performance curves.
It is used to analyze signal flow and overlap, examine pneumatic systems and teach the use of actuators and their functions.
Computational Science and Engineering Laboratory
The high-capacity workstation in the Laboratory allows its users to model and analyze mechanical behaviors of engineering materials at high/low temperatures and under static and dynamic loads by means of continuum mechanics theory. The Laboratory is also able to define, model and analyze interdisciplinary scientific and engineering problems with the help of deformation, strain, stress, limit conditions, movement, speed, momentum, energy, balance equations, basic connections and theories.
Undergraduate students learn the basic principles of materials and structural analysis by means of experiments. Students are expected to learn theory and application of tensile, torsion and bending tests conducted on standard patterns, as well as the working principles of data collection systems such as strain and dial gages. Following training sets are used to teach structural analysis theory and basic elastic bending theory:
- Straight beam deformation set
- Torsion bar set
- Basic static set
- Power transfer system
- Static experiments set
- Tensile and bending set
High Strain Rate Test Laboratory
The Laboratory is capable of examining mechanical behaviors of metal, ceramic and polymer-based materials [1000 s-1-20000 s-1] under dynamic loads within strain rate range and at room and high temperatures up to 1000⁰C. Split Hopkinson test mechanism is used to product high-resistant and light materials with high temperature and impact endurance for defense, aviation, space and automotive industries. The development and establishment of the system was carried out by Atilim University and FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.Ş. as a remarkable example of university-industry cooperation.