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School of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Adelaide
SA 5005
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Telephone: +61 8 8313 5460
Facsimile: +61 8 8313 4367

Sports Engineering Facilities

Sports Engineering Laboratory

The newly renovated Sports Engineering Laboratory, Room S225 (Engineering South Building) was officially opened by The Hon. Kate Ellis MP on 6th October, 2011. An article outlining the laboratory launch featured in the Adelaide Advertiser (7th October 2011, page 3).

Sports Engineering Equipment

  • Kistler Force Plate

  • Delsys EMG system

  • WattBike

  • Cosmed portable metabolic system
  • High-Speed camera

  • Thermal Imaging camera

  • Inition Natural Point 3D Motion Capture System

  • Sensorize 3D inertial sensors (with GPS)

School of Mechanical Engineering / Sports Engineering Joint Facilities

  • Range of wind tunnels, water tunnels, acoustic and vibration facilities

  • Full range of fluid velocity & pressure measurement systems

  • Spectrum analysers

  • Microphones, accelerometers, displacement transducers, strain gauges

  • Polytech scanning laser vibrometers: 3-D and 1-D

  • Numerous vibration shakers, strain measurement and development tools

  • ANSYS Fluent & OpenFoam CFD software

  • Instrumentation and mechanical workshops

School of Mechanical Engineering Large-Scale Wind Tunnel

  • 3m x 3m x 33m/s max (120 km/h)
  • 2.75m x 2m x 50m/s max (180 km/h)

  • Acoustic treatment for quiet operation

  • Laser access

  • Force, pressure and velocity measurement facilities

  • Ideal for all sports involving aerodynamics

Click on figure below for the Adelaide Wind Tunnel website