Thermal Fluids Lab

An empty science lab with a chair in the center

The Thermal Fluids Laboratory is dedicated to the fundamental engineering research relating to novel methods for active heat transfer and cooling techniques. The lab is equipped with an infrared camera, a high-speed camera, an optical table, hot-wire anemometry and particle image velocimetry equipment, as well as multiple data acquisition systems and desktop workstation. The laboratory is available to mechanical engineering students during regular business hours, but student access is restricted to properly trained and supervised research and teaching assistants on an as needed basis. This lab is located in Doolan Hall, Room 103. 

Equipment Located in the Thermal Fluids Lab:

  • FLIR A35 thermal imaging temperature sensor
  • Photron FASTCAM Mini UX50 high speed camera
  • TSI synchronizer
  • TSI hot-wire sensors, power supply, and probe holders
  • National Instruments PCIe-6351, X Series DAQ (16 AI, 24 DIO, 2 AO)
  • LabJack wireless DAQ board
  • Desktop Workstation with ANSYS modeling software, LabVIEW development system, FLIR+ thermal imaging software, and TSI PIV processing software