Thermodynamics Lab


Thermodynamics can be defined as a branch of physics that organizes the relation between heat and various forms of energy and describes the transformations that occur in thermal energy from one state to another state of energy and how this transformation affects matter. The thermodynamics lab offers teaching equipment for illustration of basic thermodynamics principles. The lab focuses, also, on the areas related to thermodynamics including heat engines and work transfer devices as well as boiling and condensation devices providing an understanding of the energy implications on heat transfer, phase change and the impact of temperature and pressure on these processes.  


  • ENG-441, Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer 

  • ENRG-504, Steam Power Production 

  • ENRG- 551, Internal Combustion Engines 

List of Major Equipment 

  1. Temperature Measurement and Calibration apparatus 

  1. Flow Boiling Demonstration Unit 

  1. Condensation Unit  

  1. Regenerative Engine Test Set 

  1. Test Stand for Internal Combustion Engine

Fluid Mechanics Lab


The Fluid Mechanics laboratory provides a "hands on" environment that is crucial for developing students' understanding of theoretical concepts. The laboratory is designed to examine the properties of fluids and to conduct experiments involving both incompressible and compressible flow. The objective of this laboratory is to determine the various parameters related to fluid flow in pipes and in open channels. The basic fluid mechanics principles are the continuity equation (i.e. conservation of mass), the momentum principle (or conservation of momentum) and the energy equation. A related principle is the Bernoulli equation which derives from the motion equation.


  • ENRG 314 Fluid Mechanics 

  • ENG 321 Fluid Mechanics 

  • BIOEN 441 Fluid Dynamics 

List of Major Equipment 

  • Gravimetric Hydraulic Bench  

  • Volumetric Hydraulic Bench 

  • Over a Notch Apparatus 

  • Orifice Unit                                                                                                               

  • Losses in Piping System  

  • Fluid Friction Apparatus 

  • Bourdon Gauge  

  • Pressure Measurement 

  • Venturimeter Apparatus 

  • Flow Measurement 

  • Center of Pressure 

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Lab


Refrigeration and air conditioning lab trains students to learn the refrigeration and air-conditioning mechanisms and the methods of system operation at various operating conditions. The laboratory has been equipped with different refrigeration and air conditioning systems providing support in the field of HVAC and cooling technologies. The lab consists of many training units that cover most Refrigeration and HVAC teaching topics such as Heating, Ventilation, Basic and Advanced Air Conditioning, and Vapor Compression Refrigeration System as well as the Refrigeration System Components and Application. 


  • ENRG 404 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 

  • ENG 422 Electromechanical Systems 

List of Major Equipment 

  1. Industrial Refrigeration Trainer with Cooling and Freezing Chambers  
  2. Forced Draft Wet Cooling Tower  
  3. Humidity Measurement Test Rig  
  4. Air Conditioning System with Chamber  
  5. Full-Scale Air Conditioning Trainer

Heat and Mass Transfer Lab


Heat and Mass Transfer laboratory provides fundamental and industrial knowledge about modes of heat and mass transfer, like conduction, convection, radiation, mass transfer and their application. Heat transfer is the process by which energy in one body is communicated to another body with which it is in contact. The transfer of heat always occurs from a body with greater potential and kinetic energy to a body of lower potential and kinetic energy, in other words, from high to low temperature. The objective of these experiments is to demonstrate the principle of thermal contact resistance when two bodies of differing temperature are placed in contact with each other. 


  • ENRG 313 Heat and Mass Transfer 

  • ENG 441 Thermodynamics, Mass and Heat Transfer 

List of Major Equipment 

  1. Temperature Measurement and Calibration 
  2. Thermal Conductivity of Solids 
  3. Linear Conduction 
  4. Conduction through extended surfaces 
  5. Convection Heat Transfer through a Vertical Flat Plate 
  6. Convection Heat Transfer through (Pinned/Finned) Vertical Plate 
  7. Cross Flow Heat Exchanger 
  8. Natural Convection and Radiation 
  9. Boiling and Condensation 
  10. Mass Transfer and Diffusion 

Renewable Energy Lab


The Renewable Energy lab houses some essential equipment with full instrumentation to allow students to investigate the effective use of solar energy as a renewable, environmentally friendly energy source. The Solar Module is equipped with two photovoltaic modules on a tilting frame along with a measuring unit to allow students to determine the IV-characteristics of the PV modules (individually, connected series/parallel, tilted configurations). The domestic water heater with a flat collector allows students to study effect of temperature and flow rate on thermal output and efficiency of the collector. A portable artificial light source is used to illuminate the PV modules or the flat plate collector and can be used to determine the effect of radiation intensity on PV module or solar collector thermal performance. The lab is also equipped with a parabolic dish concentrator which allows practical demonstration of importance of focal point and orientation of the concentrator. A solar power system demonstrator allows student to study the different components (charge controller, invertor, etc.) and setup connections for DC and AC outputs.  


ENRG 403 Renewable Energy .

List of Major Equipment 

ET250 Solar Module Measurements 

HL313e Domestic Water Heating with Flat Collector 

HL313.01 Artificial Light Source (quantity 2) 

Parabolic Solar Concentrator  

Solar Power System Demonstrator 

Turbomachinery and Aerodynamics Lab


This lab houses a gas turbine engine, a wind power trainer and a subsonic wind tunnel with associated test models and data acquisition software. The gas turbine engine is used to investigates performance characteristics, such as specific thrust, specific fuel consumption, fuel-air ratio, etc., during operation and familiarize students with the jet engine start-up and shutdown procedures. The wind turbine trainer is composed of a wind tunnel to house different types of wind turbine models, i.e., horizontal & vertical axis and savonius wind turbines, to measure power performance curves under various load conditions. The trainer is equipped with instrumentation to measure wind speed, rpm, voltage and current which are displayed on a control unit. The subsonic wind tunnel is equipped with models and instrumentation to measure flow, pressure, boundary layer characteristics as well as forces on a variety of models 


ENRG 314 Fluid Mechanics 

ENRG 403 Renewable Energy 

ENRG 511 Turbomachinery 

List of Major Equipment 

  • ET769 Gas Turbine Jet Engine  
  • DL-Wind-B Wind power trainer w/wind tunnel  
  • 3/6-Bladed HAWT (horizontal axis wind turbine) model 

  • 3-Bladed VAWT (vertical axis wind turbine) model 

  • Savonius turbine model 

  • Subsonic Wind Tunnel Related Equipment 
  • AF80 Flow visualization wind tunnel  

  • AF100 Subsonic wind tunnel (30 cm x 30 cm, 0-32 m/s) 

  • AF101 Cylinder Model 

  • AF102 Aerofoil with Pressure Tappings 

  • AF103 NACA 2412 Aerofoil w/Variable Flap 

  • AF104 NACA 0012 Aerofoils 150 mm chord 

  • AF106 Flat Plate Boundary Layer Model 

  • AF109 Three-Dimensional Drag Models 

  • AFA1 Tilting Multitube Manometer 

  • AFA2 Single Component Lift and Drag Balance 

  • AFA3 Three Component Balance 

  • AFA4 Differential Pressure Transducer 

  • AFA6 32-Way Pressure Display 

  • AFA7 Pitot-Static Traverse (300 mm) 

Power Systems Lab


Power systems Laboratory trains students to conduct experiments on power electronics. The laboratory has been equipped with Two set of converters, line commutated converter and self-commutated converter. The students can conduct many experiments that cover most converter types. 


ENRG411 Introduction to electrical power system 

List of Major Equipment 

  • Line-commutated converters working station with desktop computer. 

  • Self-commutated converters working station with desktop computer. 

Electrical Machines Lab


Electrical Machines Laboratory trains students to conduct experiments on different rotating electric machines, which contain direct current machines and alternating current machines. From the experiments, the student can study the characteristics of rotating electrical machines, test the machines, and measure the electrical elements of the machines. The lab consists of direct current machines (motors and generators), and induction machines  .


ENRG 562 

List of Major Equipment 

  • Slip ring three‐phase asynchronous motor (DL 30120) 

  • Three-phase 2-speed squirrel cage asynchronous motor (DL 30180) 

  • Direct current motor series excitation motor (DL 30210) 

  • Three-phase 2-speed squirrel cage asynchronous (DL 30270D) 

  • Squirrel cage three-phase asynchronos motor (DL 30115) 

  • Direct current motor compond excitation motor (DL 30220) 

  • Direct current motor series excitation generator (DL 30230) 

  • Electromagetic break (DL 30300) 

  • direct current compound exitation generator (DL 30240) 

  • Direct current shunt exitation generator (DL 30250) 

  • Direct current shunt exitation motor (DL 30200) 

  • Modle for measring the electric power (DL 10065NF) 

  • Exitation rheostat (DL 30205) 

  • AC/DC Voltmeter (DL 2109D10) 

  • Universal Base (DL 1013A) 

  • Mechanical power measurement module (DL 10055NF) 

  • Power supply (DL 30016) 

  • Starting DC rheostat (DL 30200RHD) 

  • Pole changing unite (DL 2036) 

  • Resistive load (DL 30040R) 

  • Exitation rheostat (DL 30206) 

  • Star/Delta starter (DL 2035) 

  • Pole switching nite (DL 30275) 

  • Starting rheostat (DL 30120RHD3) 

Measurements and Control Lab


Measurement and Control Lab trains students to design, develop, and experimentally test a wide range of measurement and control systems, which include the use of hardware (myDAQ devices, sensors, actuators, electrical circuits) and software (LabVIEW, Matlab, Simulink, Multisim, EasyEDA, Arduino). The lab consists of many training units and devices that cover most mechatronics systems (Mechanical/Electrical/Computer/Control systems) covering topics such as digital and analog circuits, measurement systems and their components, embedded controllers and microcontroller-based DAQ systems, modeling and simulation of closed-loop control systems, as well as the measurement, embedded, and control Applications. 


  • ENG 331: Electrical Circuits 

  • ENRG 312: Measurement and Data Acquisition System 

  • ENRG 405: Control System 

  • ENRG 563: Embedded Computing & Remote Sensing 

List of Major Equipment 

  • PC with software (LabVIEW, Matlab, Simulink, Multisim, EasyEDA, Arduino) 

  • Electrical components (resistors, capacitors, op-amp, logic gates, etc.) 

  • Power supplies. 

  • Oscilloscopes. 

  • Function generators. 

  • Data acquisition devices (Arduino NANO, NI, myDAQ, myRIO boards) 

  • Automation Sensors and Transducers Trainer (DL 2312HG) 

Fabrication Lab


Manufacturing has gained a wide economic base in the increasingly competitive marketplace. Modern manufacturing involves making products from raw materials by various processes, machinery, and operations, following a well-organized plan for each step. The FabLab at IAU university provides access to a wide range of services, which include the following operations: 3d-printing and CAD modeling, Laser cutter machine, 5-axis CNC milling machine, Soldering station and PCB engraver machine. 


  • SDP (ENRG 503/ENRG 509) 

List of Major Equipment 

  1. 3D-printing Station 
  2. 5 Axis-CNC Machine 
  3. Laser Cutting Machine 
  4. PCB Engraver 
  5. Soldering Station 

Welding Lab


The Welding Lab trains students to use various welding equipment as part of their workshop practice (ENRG307) course. The lab consists of oxy-acetylene welding, arc welding, TIG welding, plasma welding, and spot-welding equipment. The welding lab can assist with both faculty research as well as students senior design (SDP) projects. 


  • ENRG307 

List of Major Equipment 

  • Oxy Acetylene Welding and Cutting Machine 

  • Stick Arc Welding Rectifier 

  • Mobile Fume Extraction Machines 

  • AC/DC TIG Pulse Welding Machine 

  • Spot and Projection Welding Machine 

  • Plasma Cutting Machine 

Mechanical Workshop


The Mechanical & Energy engineering department has established a well-equipped mechanical workshop. The mechanical workshop has the capability to machine parts within microns precision and has equipment that can machine both small and large parts. The mechanical workshop can assist with both replacement of existing parts, and production of new parts for faculty research as well as students senior design (SDP) projects.  


  • ENRG307 

List of Major Equipment 

  • CNC Lathe 

  • 5-Axis CNC Milling Machine 

  • Vertical Milling Machine  

  • Horizontal Bandsaw 

  • Vertical Bandsaw 

  • Radial Drill Press 

  • Vertical drilling/milling Machine 

  • Benchtop Shaper 

  • Lathe Machine 

  • Universal Milling Machine 

  • Benchtop Drill Press 

  • Benchtop Lathe 

  • NC Hydraulic Press Brake 

  • Motorized Shears 

  • Bench Shear 

  • Motorized Plate Rolling Machine 

  • Iron Worker 

  • Pipe Bending Machine 

  • Manual Sheet Bender 

  • Manual Sheet Cutter 

  • Sheet Notcher 

  • Pedestal Grinder 

  • Bench Grinders 

  • Surface Grinder 

  • Portable CMM 3D Laser Scanner 

Published on: 23 March 2023
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