James Madison University

Labs and Classrooms

Project Lab (HHS 0107)

The Project Lab is a shop for all Engineering students to work on their individual and group assignments.  The lab is staffed by trained student assistants in the evening throughout the year to ensure safety and help less experienced students use tools safely.

  • Machine tools include:
    • Industrial grade horizontal band saw, floor mounted drill presses, floor mounted belt/disc sanders, and power miter saw
  • Hand tools include:
    • Hand drills, jig saws, Sawsalls, miter saws, combination squares, levels, protractors, wrenches, screwdrivers, tap and die sets, clamps, calipers, and more.

Machine Shop (HHS 0208)

Fully equipped machine shop with full time staff machinist and trained student assistants on duty to assist with safe operation of industrial grade tools.  All engineering students use the machine shop to complete at least two assignments, and advanced training is available for students who desire it.

  • Five full size knee mills
  • Four industrial grade lathes
  • Floor mounted drill presses
  • Vertical band saws
  • Horizontal band saws
  • Measurement and inspection equipment
  • Box and Pan break, sheet metal shear, and slip rolls

Multi-Purpose Lab (HHS 0207A)

The Multi-Purpose Lab is a flexible laboratory space that contains overflow machine tools, materials testing equipment, and other experimental equipment.  Labs for materials science courses are conducted in this space under the guidance of faculty and trained student assistants.

  • Two Instron tensile testing machines
  • Two Rockwell hardness testers
  • TestResourses fatigue testing machine
  • Tormach CNC 4 axis vertical machining center
  • Festo process control rig

Design Studio (HHS 2021)

The Design Studio is a full classroom equipped for low risk experiments and housing cabinets for Capstone teams.

3-D Visualization Lab (HHS1056)

Laboratory space equipped with high power computers for generating three dimensional digital models, also capable of performing finite element analysis, flow simulations, and other computer based analysis. Additionally, this lab is equipped with numerous 3-D printers which can produce physical objects directly from digital models.

  • 3-D printers include:
    • Stratasys Elite
    • Objet 30 Pro
    • MakerBot Replicator 2
    • Z-Print 450
    • UP! 3D

Engineering Science Laboratory  (HHS 1027)

Laboratory space to support Statics & Dynamics, , Thermal-Fluids I & II,.  Equipment available includes: 

  • National Instruments hardware for data acquisition
  • Laboratory power supplies, function generators, and oscilloscopes
  • Load frames for static analysis
  • Fume hoods
  • Strain gauge readers
  • Assorted mechanical hardware and electrical components to support student prototyping
  • Hydraulic benches and pumps
  • Flow meters, pressure gauges, and transducers

Advanced Thermal Fluids Laboratory (HHS 0002)

NSF-funded, collaborative laboratory facility to support faculty research, advanced fluids courses, and capstone projects into aerodynamics, biological flows, cardiovascular fluid mechanics, etc. Facility houses four major pieces of equipment:

  • Stereo particle image velocimetry system for three-dimensional flow characterization with high spatial and temporal resolution
  • Flow visualization water tunnel with a circulating pump and variable speed drive assembly
  • Open-circuit subsonic wind tunnel
  • Versatile heart simulator system for cardiovascular applications

Project Lab (HHS 2039)

This is a flexible project space currently configured for testing and evaluation of advanced battery technology

  • Power House 500 amp electronic load
  • BK Precision 2400 watt programmable electronic load
  • BK Precision 1200 watt programmable electronic load
  • Manzanita Micro advanced high current battery charger
  • National Instruments data acquisition hardware
  • Power supplies
    • Hand tools

Sophomore Design Studio (HHS2009)

A large, flexible project space for construction of assignments in ENGR 231/232.  Storage cabinets assigned to design teams are equipped with tools for projects.

  • Metal topped work tables with vices
  • Wrenches, screwdrivers, clamps and measuring equipment
  • Drills, jig saws, Sawsalls,
  • Floor mounted drill presses
  • Horizontal band saw
  • Park bicycle tool kits

Circuits Laboratory (HHS3010)

Classroom/Laboratory where electronic circuits instruction and experiments take place and Mechanics & Materials combined courses are taught.  Staffed by trained student assistants during evening hours to allow work on experiments when faculty instructors are not present.

  • National Instruments hardware for data acquisition
  • Laboratory power supplies, function generators, and oscilloscopes
  • Fume hoods
  • Strain gauge readers
  • Thermocouple welders
  • Fixtures for strain measurements
  • Assorted mechanical hardware and electrical components to support student prototyping
  • Soldering stations equipped with fume extractors and using lead free solder
  • LPFK circuit board prototyping machine

Faculty Research Laboratories (HHS3019 and 3020)

Two lab spaces where faculty can guide students in special research topics.

 

Announcements

  • September 12
    6:00 p.m.
    ICCE Event: Innovation, Collaboration, Creativity, Entrepreneurship
    Festival and Student Conference Center
  • September 19
    12:15 p.m.
    MADE Professionalism Seminar Series:
    Construction Engineering and Cover Letters that Sing
    HHS 2003
  • September 19-20
    Capital One/JMU Hack-a-Thon 
    ICE House
  • September 29-30
    Fall Career and Internship Fair
    11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Festival Ballroom
  • October 3
    12:15 p.m.
    MADE Professionalism Seminar Series:
    Engineering Study Abroad Opportunities
    HHS 2003