The Department has excellent facilities for research and teaching. Research facilities support computational and experimental projects in fluid mechanics, structural analysis, composites, optimisation and control and aircraft design. Experimental research is supported by well appointed laboratories and wind tunnels, some of the equipment being unique in this country.
Research activities make use of two High Performance Beowulf clusters, an Itanium server and a large number of Linux and Unix workstations, as well as Windows PCs. In addition, research groups have access to College-wide and external parallel facilities.
- Composite Manufacture
- Composite Characterisation
- Composite Mechanical testing
- Structural Health Monitoring Lab