Instrumentation Laboratory


The Instrumentation Laboratory of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Tyler supports a number of courses and projects.

The Instrumentation Laboratory is used to support MENG 3210, Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I, where students are introduced to instrumentation and measurement systems, including data acquisition.

Laboratory equipment includes one of the following sets in each campus:

  • LVDT’s (Lucas Shaevitz), linear and angular potentiometers
  • Pressure gages and manometers
  • Electronic pressure sensors 
  • Thermocouples and digital thermocouple thermometers  as well as a thermometer re-corder
  • Liquid-in-glass thermometers 
  • USB Thermocouples
  • Radiation Pyrometer 
  • Switch and Balance, Strain Gauges and Indicator, and Flexor units
  • Load cells
  • Precision scales 
  • Accelerometers used for vibration measurements
  • Digital force gages
  • Digital multimeters 
  • Digital oscilloscopes
  • Electronic function generators
  • PC-based data acquisition systems
  • Electromagnetic shaker and amplifier
  • Sound pressure-level meter and Sound-Level Calibrator
  • Deadweight testers 
  • Prototyping breadboards
  • Power supply
  • Electronic function generators
  • Data acquisition systems
  • Vernier Macrometers
  • Sling psychrometers and digital sling psychrometers 
  • Digital environment multimeter
  • Digital optical tachometers 
  • Hot plates
  • Stroboscop