Our Labs

High Bay Structures Lab

The new, state-of-the-art, high-bay structures laboratory housed in the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence features a 350m2 strong floor, 10-m high clearance, and 6-m high L-Shaped reaction wall. This lab has the capability to offer large-scale experimental testing with the aid of high capacity and large stroke static and dynamic hydraulic actuators, hydraulic pumps, servo-controlled systems, 600 kN Universal Testing Machine, and 12.5 TON overhead crane. In addition, a full suite of other supporting equipment are available for smaller scale testing.

Materials & Mechanics Lab

Environmental Engineering Lab

The new Environmental Teaching Laboratory housed in the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence features a 100 m2 state-of-the-art lab equipped for drinking and contaminated water with a focus to promote hands-on experience for undergraduate students in environmental engineering courses including: sanitary engineering, landfill design, drinking water treatment and design, and solid waste management. The Environmental Teaching Laboratory provides multiple experimental setups for up to 24 students (up to 6 groups) to permit similar activities to be performed in a teamwork setting. The lab was designed to encourage student collaboration  and to use expose student to different water chemistry and solid characterization equipment.

Geotechnical Engineering Lab

Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics Lab

The Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics Lab housed in the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence. The lab features novel equipment for fluid flow and drag simulations with a focus on providing real-life demonstrations such as flow with radial gates, weirs, turbulent and laminar flow, pressure loss, flow around objects, and flow through pipes. The lab also houses an experimental flume side walls with the experimental sections are made of tempered glass, which allows excellent observation of the experiments. The flume provided an opportunity to study phenomena such as uniform and non-uniform discharge, flow transition (hydraulic jump), energy dissipation (hydraulic jump, stilling basin), flow over control structures: weirs (sharp-crested, broad-crested, ogee-crested), water surface profiles, transient flow: waves vibrating piles and sediment transport. The laboratory has a capacity to house up to 30 students, which allows them to work closely with the equipment in groups. Group work encourages student collaboration and help them understand the applications of hydraulics and fluid mechanics in the real world.

Transportation Materials Lab