Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
The main mechanical laboratory is equipped with a range of machine tools for manufacture of student designs and equipment to teach thermo-fluids, solid mechanics and dynamics. It also has a large open-plan area dedicated to the Formula Student teams to build a petrol powered car and an electric car.
Engine Test Cell
There is a purpose built engine testing facility to measure engine performance and emissions. Typical student projects done in this facility include running the engine with alternative fuels such as bio-fuels and water-in-diesel emulsified fuels to study performance and emission characteristics.
A new Energy Laboratory is also available to conduct energy related experiments relevant to energy engineering. It contains equipment to teach wide range of thermo-fluid applications such as Air-Conditioning, Heat-pumps and various fundamental experiments such as measurement of thermal conductivity.
Materials Science Laboratory
The materials laboratory houses a wide range of facilities for material microsctructure examination and properties testing. Equipment incudes microscopes and various properties testers for tensile testing, fatigue testing, wear testing, corrosion testing, hardness testing and impact testing.
There are many computer labs available with CAD and Finite Element Modelling Software. Simulation of building performance, using (IES or Design Builder) is part of the course.
Art and Design
Most of the teaching on modules taught by the Leicester School of Architecture will be in the new Vijay Patel building. You will also benefit from building performance tools and resources in the Architecture and Design Resource Centre, the School’s online learning space.
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