Fluid and Thermodynamics Laboratory

The Fluid and Thermodynamics Laboratory offers the opportunity to assess the engineering principles underlying both fluid and thermodynamics.

The laboratory features equipment designed to facilitate the study of the various engineering principles involved in the design of both systems and structures. These include hydrology, fluid dynamics and thermodynamics such as heat exchange, the refrigeration cycle, air flow dynamics and air conditioning.

This laboratory also offers a range of types of equipment used for assessing comfort conditions for occupants of various types of building usage. Results can then be compared to the recommended values given in the relevant Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers (CIBSE) guides.

Conditions measured include the following:

  • Air Quality (CO / CO2)
  • Lighting (Lux) levels
  • Noise levels
  • Thermal Comfort (Includes; Air Temperature, Air Velocity, Humidity and Thermal Radiation)

Detailed information

Kit list

  • Please contact us for a full and up-to-date kit and specification list of all equipment.


9.00am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

Where possible and with prior arrangement, staff will work flexibly during the working day to accommodate specific support requirements which do not fit into the specified timetable.


The Fluid and Thermodynamics Laboratory can be found in 130 of the Harris Building

General enquiry