More about the Laboratories

  1. Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Laboratory (AC1-P7540)

    This laboratory is equipped with about 50 top level PCs that are installed with Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software systems. The facilities are mainly used to support the teaching and experimental works in CAD/CAM/CAE applications and developments. The laboratory is also used to support Departmental activities such as seminars and conference. The software equipped in this laboratory includes the latest version of AutoCAD, SolidWork , SolidCAM, and Pro/E.


  2. Quality Inspection and Nondestructive Testing (QNDT) Laboratory (AC1-P7302)

    This laboratory is equipped with originally developed and with standard techniques based on shearography, holography, thermography, speckle vision, interferometry and ultrasound. These methods are full-field, non-contact, fast, and of high resolution. They are for nondestructive material evaluation and product testing, providing extremely high throughput rates for objects small and large and of a great variety in material composition. Optical techniques developed in this laboratory have received wide industrial acceptance or have set a standard of prescribed practice. This laboratory provides support for the department's teaching programmes and research related activities.


  3. Product Testing and Inspection Laboratory (AC1-Y1501)

    This laboratory is established to support laboratory teaching/final year project works and related researches in product quality and reliability testing. The laboratory is equipped with facilities for product performance testing, material properties testing, etc. in mechanical and electronic/electrical components/assemblies/ products. Databases of standards and compliance criteria, including laws and regulation, enforcement practice, forms and certifications, etc., are also available in the laboratory to support the relevant product testings.


  4. Smart Engineering Asset Management Laboratory (SEAM) (AC1-P7310)

    The mission of this laboratory is to provide support to industry, especially to public utilities and building services, for achieving the near-zero breakdown of equipment and maintaining high quality services through the smart management of assets. The expertise in SEAM includes the creation of novel technology and the design of smart sensors for equipment reliability assessment, fault diagnosis and prognosis, as well as engineering asset quality assessment and management. Currently, the laboratory provides facilities for teaching and research, which include the Smart Asset Maintenance System (SAMS), an automatic maintenance planning for asset replacement, an intelligent machine remnant life prediction (prognosis) and automatic maintenance planning systems, remote health monitoring via Web, wireless and mobile communication, a novel and convenience defect detection method for surface/buried pipelines and strands for supporting heavy structures, an expert system for generators and automobiles health monitoring systems. The new research direction will be focused on renewable energy. The new research activities include the designs of self-powered sensors by harvesting ambient and waste energies, and novel collectors for solar and wave energy. The laboratory is financially supported by a consortium of industry partners who are interested in the above technologies.


  5. Ergonomics and Work Design Laboratory (AC1-P7301)

    This laboratory is well equipped with the latest equipment and facilities for the study of work design, ergonomics, and safety and health. These include some major apparatus for time study, motion study, method study, measurements of lighting, noise, anthropometry, biomechanics, indoor air quality, visual performance, thermal stress, work capacity, and various perceptual and psychomotor skills. Other than the laboratory activities with the use of physical equipment, intensive activities undergoing are in the development of computerized work study and computerised techniques for ergonomics testing such as discriminative reaction time testing and visual lobe mapping.


  6. Human Performance Laboratory (AC1-P7304)

    This laboratory is used for specific study of critical human performance characteristics for human machine interface design. It is equipped with high resolution eye movement recorder, purchased and self developed software, and some other facilities for research of human performance in cognitive activities for design of man machine interfaces. Major activities include study of cortical magnification effect for variable resolution display design, and movement compatibility in various control-display configurations.


  7. Safety and Health Engineering Laboratory (AC1-P7305)

    The Safety and Health Engineering Lab are equipped with many related equipment for measurement of different chemical and biological airborne pollutants in the context of indoor air quality. Researchers and students are also provided with different types of heat and thermal environment apparatus, and handgrip dynamometer and pinchgrip dynamometer for analysis of work stress for accident prevention. The laboratory staff had received a number of research grants from Hospital Authority and Occupational Health and Safety Council on indoor air quality projects for hospitals and printing industry. Recently, they also cooperate with industry on development of accident cost estimation models for catering industry, and cooperate with the Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union on surveying the occupational health problems of primary and secondary teachers in Hong Kong.


  8. Product Safety and Hazard Analysis Laboratory (AC1-Y1421/1422)

    This laboratory is established to support laboratory teaching/final year project works and related researches in regulatory compliance testing of products regarding health, safety and environmental (HSE) standards. The laboratory provides supporting facilities to training and researches on the theoretical principles and practices of safety and environmental testing of toys, electronics and electrical products as stipulated in essential international standards such as Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS), BS EN 71, ASTM F963, etc.. Major equipment of the laboratory include : X-ray fluorescence spectrometer (XRF), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR), UV/VIS Spectrophotometer, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer System (AAS), and Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer (GCMS).


Last modified on 14 September, 2017