The tools to become tomorrow’s industry leaders
With a broad range of specialties in Swinburne’s mechanical engineering offering, the new labs will have something for everyone.
The Thermodynamics Lab will provide an environment for students to study heat transfer and its application as a heat exchanger, in addition to the otto cycle (petrol) engine's performance.
In the Statics Lab, students will gain hands-on, experiential learning using specialised experiment kits for analysis of trusses and beams.
The Dynamics Lab will provide structural mechanics students with an understanding of the mechanics of materials and structures, focusing on the stress, deformation and stability of structural components. Engineering dynamics students will benefit from the space to study the mass moment of inertia, conservation of angular momentum and gyro effect, while machine dynamics students will synthesize and solve problems on linkage mechanisms, mechanics of machinery, engine dynamics and vibrations in the space.
These labs will compliment Swinburne’s existing engineering facilities, including the Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Laboratory with its 3D printing and laser cutting equipment where students can manufacture parts for projects and research, and the Student Workshop where they can access more traditional hand and power tools.