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Strenght of Materials Laboratory

Introduction:

Strenght of Materials laboratory introduces students to simple states of stress and strain; Hook's law; torsional stresses; axial deformation; internal forces in beams; bending and shearing diagrams and stresses; beam design; stress transformation; thin-walled pressure vessels; beam deflection, lab session, and experiments.

The students should be able to develop a strong understanding of materials behavior and response (deformation, stresses, and failure) due to various loading conditions (axial, torsion, bending, shear) applied individually or in combinations to structural members. Develop the ability to analyze and design simple structural members under various loading conditions and imposed constraints.

Equipment and Instruments:

  • Universal Testing Machine (UTM)
  • Torsion Testing Machine
  • Fatigue Testing Machine
  • Deflection of Beams
  • Creep Testing Machine
  • Charpy Impact tester

Experiments:

Concept and types of stresses, Stress and strain – axial loading

Torsion- stress and deformation

Bending, composite beam, unsymmetrical bending

Deflection of beams

Experiments on materials response to various loadings and corresponding deformations


Thermo-fluid Laboratory


Introduction:

Thermo-Fluids laboratory introduces students to basic thermo-fluid principles, instrumentation; experimental verification and reinforcement of analytical concepts introduced in courses of: Analytical Methods in Engineering, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics.

The students should be able to:

  1. Use thermodynamics Measurements and Apparatus.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of thermodynamics principles.
  3. Perform basic methodology in designing thermodynamics systems.
  4. Use computerized data acquisition and analysis systems
  5. Verify theoretical and semi empirical results.

Equipment and Instruments: 

  • Cross flow heat exchanger unit.
  • Thermo-electric heat pump unit.
  • Unsteady state heat transfer unit.
  • Law of radiant heat transfer unit.
  • Boiling condensing heat transfer unit.
  • Forced convection heat transfer unit
  • Thermal conductivity of fluids unit.
  • Free and Forced convection unit.
 

Experiments:

Basic laws of thermodynamics

Demonstration of Rankin Cycle

Steam power plant efficiency analysis

Demonstration of refrigeration cycle

Performance Analysis of refrigeration cycle

Demonstration of heat pump

Performance Analysis of heat pump

Stirling cycle / hot air engine

Internal combustion engine performance analysis/ Otto cycle

 Boyle's Law

 Gas turbine system

 Numerical methods in thermodynamics


Radiation Detection Laboratory


Introduction

This laboratory provides an introduction to measurements common in nuclear engineering. Students will learn the operation of gas-filled and solid state detectors, scintillation detectors for gamma, neutron radiation, charged particles, counting techniques and nuclear statistics, pulse shaping, and spectroscopic analysis of radiation. Students will become skilled at connecting the different components of a nuclear s ystem.

Equipment and Instruments

Detectors

  • Gieger Muller
  • Sodium Iodide
  •  Ion implanted detector
  • Silicon surface barrier detector
  • High Purity Germanium
  • Silicon (Li)
  • Amplifier
  • Gate and Delay Generator
  • Time-to-Amplitude Converter
  • Analog to digital converter
  • Single Channel Analyzer
  • Pulse Inverter
  • Counter and Timer
  • Multichannel Analyzer and spectroscopy software
  • Oscilloscope
  • Radioisotopes
  • Generic Pressurized Water Reactor (GPWR) Simulator
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis


Applied Radiation Measurement Laboratory


Introduction

This laboratory enhances the laboratory skills pertinent to nuclear engineering through performing experiments related to X-Ray Fluorescence, Gamma- Gamma Coincidence, half life measurements, scattering of alpha particles, Compton scattering, and pair production. The students will learn how to use the all-in-one equipment that are practically used in engineering applications.  

 

Equipment and Instruments

  • All-in-one Digital Signal Processing-based instrument with the following detectors
    • Sodium Iodide
    • Alpha detector
    • High Purity Germanium
  • Others
    • Multichannel Analyzer and spectroscopy software
    • Oscilloscope
    • Radioisotopes