Thermal Systems Lab

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Located in rooms 6 and 42 of Ottensman Hall, the equipment can be used to demonstrate most heat transfer and thermodynamic principles and includes a small wind tunnel, a forced convection apparatus, a radiation bench, two refrigeration units, a fluids control bench, a compressor, and several other pieces of specialized equipment, such as a steam turbine, a variable speed wind tunnel, a smoke tunnel, and an instrumented internal combustion engine. The instrumentation is current and includes several digitized devices, including a digitized hot wire anemometer. Other newer acquisitions include, a sting balance and a traversing mechanism to the wind tunnel, an internal combustion engine test rig, an air supply system, a flow measuring system, a nozzle flow apparatus, and LabView to enable students to generate their own VIRTUAL instruments, and numerous computer data acquisition systems.

Students are required to measure the performance factors of a two stage reciprocating compressor.

Students are required to measure the performance factors of a two stage reciprocating compressor.

A student diligently performs measurements on a wind tunnel.

A student diligently performs measurements on a wind tunnel.

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Contact Information

Department Chair

Dr. Dave Kunz
Dept. of Mechanical and
Industrial Engineering
UW-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818

Tel: 608.342.1431
E-mail: kunzd@uwplatt.edu

Admissions Office

Office of Admissions and Enrollment Management
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI   53818

Tel: 608.342.1125
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