Laboratories

Good education requires creative environments - not just theory

In order to offer a practical dimension to our subjects, equipment and premises are required that meet the high standards we and our students place on our education. In Mechanics and Maritime Sciences there are therefore a variety of environments for such activities, such as our prototype laboratory, our course laboratory and our mechatronics laboratory. You can read more about each educational resources below.

Do your master thesis with us

In addition to our unique lab environments, we also offer access to workplaces and computers that you can use when it's time for projects, graduate or graduate work. As a student at any of these programs, you will spend a great deal of your study time in auditoriums, computer rooms and group rooms - it is in these rooms that you acquire your theoretical knowledge. But in order for an engineering education to be complete and to get ready to get your new job, practical elements are also required.

Our different laboratories

At the Prototype laboratory, things are done more at a level of detail. Then you continue working on it upstairs, in the mechatronics laboratory. Geometry, strengths and material calculations - all of them are equally important. Practical knowledge is also the indispensable when you come into “reality”.
 
The mechanical parts of your robot model are mounted. The wheels seem to roll as they should; The engines that drive them are in place and create a solid inertia as you accelerate the tire with your palm.

In the vibration laboratory at Johanneberg campus, you create different types of vibration using an exiter and then measure vibration phenomena in structures such as car components or turbine blades for wind turbines. For this purpose, accelerometers are used which are a type of meter that gives an electrical signal proportional to the velocity change, called acceleration to which the sensor is exposed. Weight and tensile forces are converted into electrical signals (motion turns into energy). The signals are led to multi-channel data acquisition systems to make accurate modal analysis.

At Campus Johanneberg there are also Chalmers three wind tunnels

The general wind tunnel, Chalmers wind tunnel, is used partly for basic research in, for example, boundary layers, turbulence, transition and flooding, and partly for applied research, especially in automotive aerodynamics. Basic research intends to lead to increased knowledge and understanding of a variety of interesting flow phenomena, which can later be used to develop optimal structures. In vehicle aerodynamics, the impact of different designs on flow resistance, and thus on fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as studies of how inlet ducts and engine compartments should be designed to ensure efficient cooling in all hot parts is important. 
 
The newly built wind tunnel, also known as the cascade wind tunnel, is a jet engine and is used to study the flow of different parts of the jet engines. It can be built in several steps. In the linear cascade you can study how different design of rotor and stator blades in turbine and compressor parts affects machine performance, as well as how the attachment of them influences the flow through them.
 
At Johanneberg there is also the rotating cascade tunnel. In this study, flow and heat problems are mainly studied in the parts following the first turbine stage. Because this tunnel has circular symmetry and a rotating turbine stage, realistic currents are created in these parts, therefore they can be better studied in this tunnel. 

Published: Fri 28 Apr 2017. Modified: Tue 31 Oct 2017