Laboratory Opportunitues

There are 'Energy Systems', 'Hydrogen Energy' and 'Energy Conversion Electric Machines' labs in Energy Systems Engineering department apart from physics, chemistry, computer and electric labs in Engineering Faculty which are also used Energy Systems Engineering students.

“Energy Systems” laboratory is used as an educational laboratory by undergraduate students. They carry out experiments with regard to generation electric energy from wind and solar energy and determination of the energy efficiency of these systems. Additionally, the laboratory has “Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Systems” experiment set which is used to generate electricity by using hydrogen fuel cells and calculate the efficiency of the energy.

Energy Systems laboratory also has various measurement devices, DA power supply, digital oscilloscope and plenty of hand tools. By this means, our laboratory offers and opportunity for our undergraduate students to develop their own projects. The laboratory was designed to embody conventional energy generation technologies (hydroelectric, gas turbine).

“Electromechanical Energy Transformation and Electrical Machines” laboratory is also used as an educational laboratory by our undergraduate students. In this laboratory, our junior students conduct experiments with regard to transformers, synchronization, desynchronization and DA Electric Machines in parallel with “Electromechanical Energy Transformation and Electrical Machines” course. The laboratory was designed to enable experiments and research on electrical machines and driver systems in graduate level on a going-forward basis. The laboratory has plenty of measurement devices, three-phase variacs, various transformers, DA power supplies, DA and AA engine-generator sets, equipped experiment tables and various electrical machine sections. Besides these equipment, a compensation training set is available in the laboratory.

Fuel Cell Test Station in our Hydrogen Energy Research Laboratory is used for Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells and Direct Methanol Fuel Cell studies. We are capable of making fuel cell tests with membrane synthesis and characterization.

Besides TUBITAK and Industry-supported research projects, Undergraduate Research Project (LAP), TUBITAK and Graduation projects are also conducted in our laboratory.

Vapor turbine training set is used to illustrate the principle of Rankine cycle in the electric generation processes in plenty of energy generation facilities. In the training set, saturated dry vapor is sent to turbine at maximum 5 bar pressure to generate electricity by means of two generators connected to the turbine. It is possible to calculate the efficiency of cycle and amount of electricity generated at different vapor pressures. Our laboratory also makes it possible to draw cycles in T-s diagram by using pressure and temperature values taken at different points.