Equipment facilities at the SHRL

Multi-cylinder engines

Single cylinder engines

Optical steady state rigs

In all test cells

  • Provision for independent control of heating and boosting of intake air.
  • Industry standard testbed equipment
  • Configurable high speed control data acquisition (AVL Indiset, Indimodul, MTS CAS)
  • Combustion analysis (Horiba 7000, AVL Smoke, Noise)
  • Independent FIE rigs

Optical Systems

  • 1 high-speed Copper Vapour Laser (50 kHz)
  • 1 compact dual-cavity Nd:YAG laser
  • 1 Phantom v12.1 high-speed video camera (680k fps)
  • 2 Nd:YAG Lasers (one dual-cavity T-YAG/PIV)
  • 1 Dye laser pumped by 1 Nd:YAG
  • 1 Argon Ion laser
  • 1 Helium Neon laser
  • 3 Gated CCD cameras
  • 2 Gated intensifiers
  • 1 high-speed video camera (140k fps)
  • 2-component LDA/PDA system with advanced transmitting optics for dense spray analysis
  • Heavy duty programmable 3D traverse
  • Schlieren system

Analysers and other equipment

  • Full gas analysers (Horiba 7000)
  • Smoke/PM analyser
  • 3 dedicated screw compressors (delivering 1.25 kg/s, up to 10 bar o/p)
  • High flow roots type blower (delivering 0.5 kg/s)
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (resolution: 2.5 nm; magnification up to x40,000)
  • Machining shop, bespoke in-house design and fabrication