Research Facilities

The Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering has a range of experimental facilities to aide in undergraduate teaching and to allow for cutting edge postgraduate research.

The facilities include a number of specialised facilities used in the measurement and testing of a variety of technologies, such as wind tunnels, advanced heat and mass transfer facilities, solar concentrators, laboratory and field testing units for vehicle suspensions and state of the art vibration testing facilities.

The department is also very involved in computational modelling of fluid mechanics (namely computational fluid dynamics – CFD) and solid mechanics (using methods such as the Finite Element Method – FEM).

The Department also houses a large mechanical workshop and supporting laboratories, where undergraduate and postgraduate students can manufacture items needed for the various projects they undertake. These workshops house CNC lathes and milling machines, welding equipment, surface and bench grinders and other typical workshop equipment.

View our Research Facilities gallery to see a selection of our facilities on offer.

Visit our various research groups for more information on the specific equipment housed within these groups.

Published by Bradley Bock

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