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About this facility

The applied mechanics laboratory is used for both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Students have the opportunity to use experimental apparatus and compare results against that of accepted theory, developing and enhancing their knowledge of important scientific concepts.

The lab is equipped to perform a diverse range of experiments including photo stress analysis. Various applications of strain gauges such as diaphragm, thick/ thin cylinders, combined bending & torsion, single/ multi plane balancing exercises can also be conducted. These are very useful for the understanding of vector diagrams.

The facility incorporates many wall mounted experiments and beam bending rigs which are strategically placed around the perimeter of the laboratory. These experiments include the energy of a flywheel, friction clutch, cantilever and the rubber block apparatus.