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About AME Research

The School's laboratories are primarily located in Felgar Hall and the Engineering Research Center on North Campus. Specialized laboratories have been developed for combustion and propulsion, composite materials and structures, dynamics and control, stress analysis and mechanical behavior of materials, fatigue, fluid flow and heat transfer, aerodynamics, laser velocimetry and fluid measurements, nondestructive evaluation techniques, thermal imaging, and radiative heat transfer.

These laboratories are equipped with modern instrumentation and dedicated data acquisition systems. A CAD/CAE/CAM network utilizing Sun microcomputers and a departmental PC laboratory are available for use in courses and research. Several personal computer (PC) laboratories are also available on campus; the College of Engineering maintains a rapidly expanding PC Laboratory furnished with IBM-compatible and Macintosh personal computers. The University Computing Services IBM 3081 and the Engineering Computer network utilizing DEC workstations are also available for graduate instruction and research.

The L.A. Comp Subsonic Wind Tunnel is located on the Norman campus at the foot of the OU water tower. It is a closed circuit, 4 ft. x 6 ft. test section tunnel, capable of producing wind speeds over 175 miles per hour. (additional specifications and history)

The AME Machine Shop, located in the basement of Felgar Hall, supports the academic and research programs of the school.

Building Key

Felgar Hall = FH
North Campus = NC
Engineering Lab = EL

L.A. Comp Wind Tunnel = WT
Stephenson Research and Technology Center=SRTC


• Aerospace Vehicle Design (AVD) Lab - FH 315
• Computer Aided Design (CAD) Lab - FH 146
• Dynamics and Controls Lab - FH 129
• FEM Structural Optimization, MDO & Aeroelasticity - FH 305
• Heat Transfer & Fluid Mechanics Lab - FH 101
• Internal Combustion (IC) Lab - FH 153
• Robotics Lab - FH 129
• Solid Mechanics Lab - FH 101
Wind Tunnel Lab


Biomedical Engineering Lab (Dr. Gan) , Unit 1125, SRTC

Combustion and Flame Dynamics Lab (Dr. Gollahalli) EL 8

Combustion, Plasma, and Nanoparticle Lab (Dr. Merchan-Merchan)

Composites Research Group (Dr. Altan) FH 144

• Computational Mechanics (Dr. Striz) FH 305

• Concurrent Design and Manufacturing Research Laboratory (Dr. Chang) FH 215

• Dynamic Structures Sensing and Control Center (Dr. Baldwin) FH 117

Engineering Media Lab (Dr. Gramoll) FH 236

• Fluid Mechanics Lab (Dr. Parthasarathy) FH 127

Heat Transfer Lab (Dr. Lai) FH 128

• Hybrid Composites Lab (Dr. Saha) FH 315

• Intelligent Robotics Lab (Dr. Miller) FH 100

• Materials Characterization Lab (Dr. Baldwin) FH 133

• MEMS Research Lab (Dr. Stalford) FH 318

Product & Process Design Lab (Dr. Siddique) FH 147

• Structural Durability Lab (Dr. Baldwin) FH 116

• Vehicle Vibration Test Center (Dr. Baldwin) NC 318