Research Labs


Laboratories of Materials Engineering and Metallurgy:

Laboratory of Mechanical Properties of Materials

The successful performance of metals in meeting design requirements, specific working conditions, and the ability to produce them in the proper dimensions largely depend on their mechanical properties, which are used in mechanical tests to evaluate these properties. The Mechanical Properties Laboratory of Materials Engineering and Metallurgy Department of Urmia University of Technology is equipped with a universal tensile testing machine with a capacity of 3 tons for drawing nonferrous and nonferrous metal samples (including round and flat samples). Bending and pressure tests are also performed by this machine. In addition, the laboratory is equipped with a 300-kW impact tester to evaluate the impact performance of various metal samples. Macro hardness tests by Brinell, Rockwell and Wickers methods as well as micro hardness tests are other capabilities of this section.

Metallographic Laboratory

Metallography means studying the internal microstructure of metals. In the Metallography Laboratory of the Department of Materials and Metallurgy Engineering of Urmia University of Technology, the structure of metals and alloys at the micro and macro scales is investigated using light microscopes. Comparison of these results with relevant standards helps to predict mechanical and physical properties, to investigate structural and surface defects. These analyzes are used to estimate the useful life of components, investigate the causes of failure, and reverse engineering. The main activity of this laboratory is divided into two parts: macrography and micrography. In practice, the macrographs of the structure of metals, alloys, and materials in general are examined in a way that is visible to the naked eye or to a low magnification. For this purpose, the sample surface is first polished by sanding operations with different numbers from coarse to fine and then etched with special chemical solutions. These chemical agents dissolve the phases on the metal surface and identify its various components, holes, cracks and other disadvantages. Macrographic examination includes welding sections and ingots, examination of material flow lines, etc. Micrographic section aimed at studying and understanding the internal structure of materials in terms of grain size, grain boundaries, grain distribution and metal forming phases. In this laboratory it is possible to enlarge test samples from 0 to 1000 times. Examination of microscopic structure including preparation and interpretation of light microscope images of existing phases, determination of volume percentages of phases, examination of microscopic defects (inclusions, cavities, cracks, etc.), determination of grain size, determination of coating thickness and quality, determination of heat treatment, and ... in ferrous metal (steel and cast iron) and non-ferrous (aluminum, copper, magnesium, etc.).

Heat treatment laboratory

Heat treatment of metals involves controlled cycles of heating and cooling of the metal in order to achieve the desired microstructure and mechanical properties. Heat treatment on many metal alloys will improve mechanical properties and / or optimize these properties. Therefore, today the heat treatment of alloys in industry is of particular importance. Heat Treatment Laboratory of Urmia University of Technology, Urmia University of Technology, with a variety of box, tube, and salt bath furnaces with varying volumes of capacity to perform various heat treatment cycles on ferrous alloys including alloy steel and non-ferrous alloys. There is. Processes performed in a heat treatment laboratory include:
- Heat treatment of austenitic and quenching steels in oil and water environments
- Annealing heat treatment of steels including complete and isothermal annealing
- Heat treatment under neutral gas
- Heat treatment of austempered and martmper steels and cast iron by salt bath
- Heat treatment of hardness steels (Jamien test)
- Heat treatment of homogeneous, spherical and tensile steel and cast iron
- Heat treatment of hardness deposition of aluminum alloys

 Freezing and Casting Laboratory:

The main purpose of this laboratory is to investigate the process of casting and freezing metals. For this purpose, the existing equipment can be divided into three parts: melting furnaces, molding and modeling tools and sand quality assessment equipment. Furnaces in this laboratory include ground and resistive furnaces. The laboratory has the ability to cast nonferrous metals such as aluminum, copper, and magnesium base alloys.

General Chemistry Laboratory

The laboratory is responsible for servicing the practical unit of the General Chemistry Laboratory (worth one unit equivalent to 32 hours) to all engineering disciplines whose unit is part of the approved chapter as well as the field of chemistry. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the basics of practical work in the chemistry lab.

Organic Chemistry Lab:

This laboratory is responsible for servicing the practical unit of Organic Chemistry Laboratory (worth one unit equivalent to 32 hours) for the fields of Chemical, Textile and Applied Chemistry. The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the methods of purification and identification of organic compounds.

Organic Chemistry Lab (2) (For Chemistry Students):

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the methods of synthesis of organic compounds.

Analytical Chemistry Lab:

This laboratory is responsible for servicing the practical unit of the Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (worth one unit equivalent to 32 hours) for the Chemistry and Applied Chemistry disciplines. The purpose of this course is to provide students with practical knowledge of the chemicals and methods of identifying different substances.

Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 2 (for Chemistry Students):

The purpose of this course is to provide students with a practical knowledge of the chemicals and methods of identifying different materials.

Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 3 (Applied) - For students of Applied Chemistry:

The purpose of this course is to provide students with a practical introduction to the new decomposition devices and their use in chemistry.

Physical Chemistry Lab:

This laboratory is responsible for servicing the practical unit of the Physical Chemistry Laboratory (equivalent to a unit of 32 hours) for the fields of chemical engineering and applied chemistry. The purpose of this lesson is to learn the practical principles of gas, chemical equilibrium, gas transfer and thermochemical properties.

Physics Chemistry Lab 2 (Applied Chemistry Students):

The purpose of this course is to learn the practical principles of chemical kinetics, surface chemistry, electrochemistry, solutions and fuzzy equilibria.

Inorganic Chemistry Lab (1) - For Applied Chemistry Students:

The purpose of this course is to examine the properties of mineral compounds, synthesis and separation in at least 12 sessions.

Inorganic Chemistry Lab (2) - For Applied Chemistry Students:
The purpose of this lesson is to learn the synthesis and identification of covalent compounds and to study the properties of these compounds in at least 12 sessions.

Laboratory of Synthesis and Identification of Organic Compounds (for Students of Applied Chemistry):

The purpose of this course is to provide two units of practical learning on material synthesis and identification techniques.

 

Laboratories held in the Department of Electrical Engineering

 

  1. Electrical Basics Laboratory

The purpose of this course is to review and practically observe the concepts presented in the fundamentals of electrical engineering as well as familiarize with measuring devices and principles of electrical circuit performance. By the end of this lesson, the student is expected to master how to operate and design basic electrical circuits.

 

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The purpose of this lab is to learn the performance of the devices needed to measure different electrical quantities such as voltage, current, power and so on. Proper training is how to work with different types of measuring devices to determine different parameters in electrical circuits.

 

3. Telecommunication Circuit Lab

The purpose of this course is to familiarize and implement different FM / AM radio transmitter and receiver systems. In this lab, students are introduced to the practice of analog communication circuits and systems in the form of training boards, as well as in the Matlab and Simulink simulation environment.

 

4- Electronic Lab 1

The purpose of this laboratory is to familiarize students with the performance and technical specifications of electronic components including diode and transistor types. Design and implementation of diode and transistor circuits, such as rectifiers and types of transistor amplifier circuits, are other important goals of the laboratory.

 

5. General Electric Workshop

This workshop is specifically tailored to the needs of electrical students in various fields, with the appropriate equipment for conducting general building electrical circuits, building industrial electrical boards, advanced power steering circuits, and building electrical installations according to the workshop trends section. It is a field of electricity.

 

6. Electronics Lab

The lab provides the necessary facilities for conducting basic electronics tests for the disciplines of electrical, computer, mechanical, energy, and medical engineering, where students are introduced to a variety of electronic elements such as diodes and transistors, and more.

 

7- Laboratory of electric machines

The overall purpose of the machine lab is to study the characteristics of direct current electric motors (motors-generators) and single-phase transformers. And single-phase transducers become familiar with and experience the techniques of speed control, efficiency determination, loss calculation, and so on.

 

8. Pulse Techniques Laboratory

The goal of the lesson is to use the pulse design technique of orbital design, which can customize the design waveform at the output and use it. Therefore, it is important to be sensitive in selecting the quantity, type and sex of the components. In this lab, we have tried to test general and basic circuits that are of great use, to learn more about the operation of circuits in practice, to examine them in relation to the theory, and to the errors and answers that occur in practical testing, provides students with experiences and lessons learned.

 

9. Power supply lab

The purpose of this lab is to identify stabilized power supplies that use up-outs to control the output voltage. This experiment also examines how current limiters work.