INFRASTRUCTURE AND EQUIPMENT

Mechanic

mecanica

Fluid Mechanics

DESIGN, ANALYSIS AND OPTIMIZATION

Data management software DESIGN EXPERT

Measuring probes (temperature, pressure, humidity, velocity, wireless probes) and data loggers

Drawing, pre-process and calculation software: ICEM, FLOTHERM, SOLIDWORKS, COMSOL, OPEN FOAM, ANSYS FLUENT

Thermographic camera

Air amplifier

Surface tension gauge: Du Noüy rings

Drying tunnel

Test bench for the determination of head losses in pipes

Powders &Bulk solids Rotary Drum tester

Smoke tracer

Test rig for thermally characterising heat dissipaters (two-phase and one-phase coolers) and nanofluids

Test rig for porous media permeability

Battery characterization device


Estructural Mechanics

DISEÑO, CÁLCULO Y ENSAYO DE COMPONENTES Y SISTEMAS

Structural Mechanics

Design, Simulation and Testing of Components and Systems

Multiaxial tests for durability and fatigue

Hydraulic linear actuators: 15 a 220 kN
Pneumatic linear actuators: 0,5 – 2 kN
Hydraulic rotary actuator: 40 kNm

Characterization test performance curves

Static and dynamic characterisation tests

Stiffness
Dumping coefficient
Friction

Variable velocity dynamoter test benches

143 – 225 kW
Variable inertia flywheels
Configurable engine brake
Multiaxial (12 dgf) road simulator

Aditional equipment

2 wheel transducer MTS SWIFT 20T
e-DAQ data adquisition system for field data adquisition (SOMAT): 70 analogue channels; Vehicle CAN Bus; 34 digital I/O; Pulse counter; Extensiometry channels for laboratory test control

Climatic chambers

Combined temperature and humidity envionmental tests:

2 climatic chambers: 1x1x1m3 and 2x2x2m3
Temperatures: –50 to +180 Cº
Humidity controlable up to 95 %HR
Able to actuate from outside the chambers

NVH

Data adquisition equipment

LMS Scadas III
Brüel & Kjaer PULSE
Somat.

Shakers

Electrodynamic shakers of 100 N
Electrodynamic shaker of 5,2 kN (vibration table of 60 x 60 m2)
Hidraulic shaker of 35,6kN.

Sensors

Impact hammers with load cells
Accelerometers (uniaxial, triaxial, load, impact and capacitives)
Dynamic load cells
Laser vibrometer
Acoustic intensity probe
Microphones.

Software

LMS TestLab
MSC Patran / Nastran
LDS Dactron
Noisebook
Matlab.

Design and calculation

Activities

CAD design
Structural and dynamics analysis
Design and calculation validation
Optimization: materials (thicknesses, weights, alternative materials and processes) and functional performance (strain, range of motion…)

Tools

Finite Element Analysis: Patran, Nastran, Marc, Ansys
Kinematics and dynamics of mechanisms: Adams
CAD: Catia, Pro-engineer
Matlab-simulink