Instrumentation Lab

Students learn to apply fundamental principles to the measurement of temperature, pressure, fluid flow, stress, strain, force, velocity, and displacement. Students will use curve fitting, and statistical techniques in data analysis. The lab provides an introduction to static and dynamic systems. Digital data analysis and acquisition systems are also introduced. In addition to basic instrumentation, the lab contains a wind tunnel and laser doppler velocimetry system which are also used in the flight mechanics and fundamentals of aerodynamics courses.