View of the Energy and Propulsion lab

The Energy and Propulsion Laboratory is located in Room 132 of the Engineering Research and Development (ERAD) building. A variety of research equipment of use in spray and combustion research is available.

  • Phase Doppler Particle Anemometry (2D)
  • Particle Image Velocimetry (2D-2C)
  • Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence
  • ILX Lightwave LDC laser diode controller with associated diode power supply modules for tunable diode laser work

  • Princeton PI-MAX ICCD cameras (2)
  • Photron SA-3 FASTCAM monochrome high speed camera
  • Sentech machine vision camera
  • DSLR camera with wide selection of lenses

  • Flat-flame burners
  • Microfab droplet generator system with strobed imaging
  • Multiple model gas turbine combustors with optical access
  • Vibrating orifice aerosol generator
  • Model hybrid rocket combustor

  • 1" open ended shock tube
  • 5" conventional shock tube (8 m)

  • National Instruments SCXI chassis systems (2) with a variety of DAQ modules for analog/digital input/output, thermocouple input, and other functionalities
  • NI cRio chassis and modules for analog and digital channels
  • Multiple USB powered and extension-card based DAQ modules
  • Oscilloscopes, function generators, signal synchronizers

  • Small engine (10 hp) dynamometer
  • Mass flow controllers, backpressure controllers, flow meters, pressure gauges
  • Optical tables with wide selection of optical components
  • Various translational and rotational stages for experiment setups
  • Light machining tools
  • Standard toolsets

Advanced Manufacturing and Machining Facility: This facility in an adjoining building provides advanced manufacturing resources and services supporting education and research at LSU. The facility provides a host of services for PI's across the LSU campus, including all traditional fabrication and welding resources as well as advanced additive manufacturing facilities for use with plastics, composites, and metal. Micro-milling, EDM hole drilling, robotic welders, and water-jet cutting machines are available.

Glass shop: The glass shop located in the Chemistry department at LSU offers a variety of services for glass and quartz work.

Shared Instrumentation Facility: The SIF is a 14,000 ft. facility operated by the office of research and economic development at LSU and housed in the Chemistry and Materials building. The facility hosts high value, state of the art equipment available for use by PI's across LSU. Facilities such as Light and Fluorescence Microscopy, Electron Beam Microscopy and Microanalysis, X-ray Spectroscopy, and sample preparation are available along with expert advice.

Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD): Built around a 1.5 GeV synchrotron, CAMD focuses on research in basic science and microfabrication. Capabilities include LIGA, a micro-fabrication process combination of deep etch x-ray lithography with synchrotron radiation, electro-forming, and molding, and a HEX 2 hot embossing machine (Jenoptik, Jena, Germany).

High performance computing: A premier computing environment consisting of human, hardware, and software resources is available through HPC at LSU (http://www.hpc.lsu.edu). A common gateway is provided for accessing a number of supercomputing systems. The PI's are able to access the systems through processor time secured for using the supercomputing resources. Additional computational resources within Louisiana can be accessed through the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI – http://www.loni.org).

  • Laboratory safety training : Complete the Basic Laboratory Safety Training prior to starting work in the lab.
  • Laser safety training : Complete Module 1 on radiation safety at LSU if you will be working on any laser diagnostic equipment in the lab.