Fluid Mechanics Teaching Equipment

By Duff and Macintosh

Long-standing reputation for quality and innovation

When TecQuipment was established in 1958, fluid mechanics products were among the first pieces of equipment that we developed. They quickly proved our reputation for quality, reliability and service. Over the years, we have constantly updated and improved the equipment and the range has grown in line with customer demands and the latest teaching techniques. The modular format of experiments for teaching fluid mechanics, as originated by TecQuipment 50 years ago, is still as popular as ever.

Compact, safe and convenient

The modular equipment is based around our hydraulics bench. The bench supplies water to a wide range of experiments, from simple flow measurement devices, to studies of vortices and open-channel flow. This highly proven approach is compact, safe and economical.

Additional to our modular equipment is a wide variety of free-standing experiments. These products cover various areas within fluid mechanics, including hydrology, hydrostatics and fluid machines.

Real world applications – modular fluid power

Modular fluid power machines are the latest innovation from TecQuipment. They are a series of realistically sized fluid power machines including pumps, turbines, fans and compressors, driven by an interchangeable dynamometer. Each machine has all the instruments to measure its performance and exposes students to real world applications of fluid mechanics. Highly motivating, they effectively bridge the gap between theory and practice, also linking in to the areas of aerodynamics and thermodynamics.

Automatic data acquisition

The Modular Fluid Power range, like many other TecQuipment products, is compatible with our unique Versatile Data Acquisition System (VDAS®). This allows the equipment to connect easily to a computer to provide accurate real-time data capture. Raw data can be transformed instantly into sophisticated graphs and tables using the VDAS® software and also easily exported to other programs. There are other solutions on the market, but none which offer the same convenience, functionality or wide range of features.

Subject Areas of:

Hydraulics Benches
Flow and Pressure Measurement
Pipe Friction and Energy Loss
Laminar and Turbulent Flow
Nozzles, Jets, Vortices and Cavitation
Flow Visualisation
Pipe Surge and Water Hammer
Open Channel Flow
Hydrostatics and Properites of Fluids
Pumps and Turbines
Modular Fluid Power (Pumps, Turbines and Compressors)
Fluid Mechanics