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Laboratories

Coordinate measuring machine

Students perform high-precision measurements of complex geometry components (0.0001 in). The machine performs direct measurements using a probe and sending coordinates to a drawing software that illustrates the dimensions.

We have an optical comparator, a digital heights gauge, two portable roughness testers and a CMM machine in which we carry out demonstration of functioning and operation for the different metrology subjects of all educational levels.

Avionics

Classes about Aircraft Systems, Avionics Systems, Communication Systems, Measurement of Aircraft Systems, Electricity, Multisensory Systems, etc. are given in this laboratory. Here, students carry out activities such as practices with GPS, communication practices, power measurement, reflected wave and VSWR tests, modulation practices, time domain and frequency domain practices, ILS practices (LOC, GS), Marker beacon, Navigator, ARINC 429, Use of Ramps, EFIS screens tests, static electricity tests, practices with passive elements (R, L, C), some magnetism practices, board manufacturing using software, as well as practices of navigation instruments.

In addition, some students perform their social service developing and creating teaching material, providing maintenance of the laboratory, facilitating use of the flight simulator and some school projects.

Materials Resistance

Students study materials such as: compounds, metals and polymers used in aviation to determine their viability, as well as their useful life in the aeronautical application.

Thermal Machines

Students in the Thermal Machines workshop perform component identification tasks of a CM14 centrifugal compressor (Turbojet) basic turbojet engine test cell for familiarization purposes with the test procedures on Gas Turbine engines used in aviation.

Chemical and Electrochemical Treatments

The student carries out identification activities of a workshop of this type, safety standards and MSDS, handling of chemical materials, layout of a workshop of this type, general operation, evaluation of the applied processes, and comparison of equipment according to each process, identification of equipment for chemical spills, complementary accessories, and regulations. The student performs familiarization activities in a work-like environment.

Among the activities carried out in the cleaning line are mechanical cleaning activities, chemical cleaning by immersion and aeronautical grade ultrasound. The student identifies the different types of equipment, such as the type of tub to be used, control equipment, operation equipment and its layout, personal safety equipment according to the chemical agent, and complementary accessories. Students learn to operate the line, to follow a procedure and learn to process test panels. They perform activities to compare types of cleaning, their application, and advantages / disadvantages. They perform evaluation activities of each type of cleaning.

Among the activities of the Passivation line, students carry out practices to understand the concept of passivation and its application in aeronautics. They identify the equipment, the type of tubs, control, operation, layout, and personal safety equipment according to the chemical agent, and complementary accessories. They learn to operate the line and to process test panels. They carry out evaluation of passivation.

In the chemical conversion line, students carry out practices to understand the concept of chemical conversion and its application in aeronautics. They identify equipment, such as the type of tub to be used, control equipment, operation equipment, layout, personal safety equipment according to the chemical agent, and complementary accessories. They learn to operate the line and to process test panels. They perform evaluation activities of a chemical conversion.

Finally, in the anodizing line, students perform practices to understand the concept of anodizing and its application in aeronautics. They identify equipment, such as the type of tub to be used, control equipment, operation, power source, arrangement of electrochemical cell for an anodizing, the layout, personal safety equipment according to the chemical agent, and complementary accessories. They learn to operate the line and to process test panels. They perform sealing activities on the anodizing and perform evaluation activities for anodizing.

Aerodynamics

Students at the Aerodynamics Laboratory develop visualization practices of flow effects on surfaces and aerodynamic models using an open-loop subsonic wind tunnel.

Practices involve measuring forces, pressures around a body, as well as the possibility of designing and testing their own designs in the wind tunnel.

Electronics

In this lab, subjects such as Electricity, Electricity and Magnetism, Electronics, Digital Electronics, Microprocessors, Electrical Circuits, etc. are offered.

Here, students perform various electrical and / or electronic circuits in the context of design and troubleshooting, using the different measurement equipment available on the workbenches (Function Generator, Oscilloscope, AC / CD Sources, Portable and Bank Multimeter, Logic Tip, etc.). Students put into practice the different concepts studied in class in a practical and concise manner that leads them to the understanding of the electrical and electronic issues of aircraft.

Metallography

Equipment for the preparation of metallic, ceramic and composite samples is located in this laboratory. The equipment allows for suitable surface finishes in studies and research of microstructure and engineering measures (grain size, phase distribution, heat treatment thicknesses) of the materials. These studies are fundamental to determine the properties of the materials.

Likewise, in this laboratory there is a session dedicated to the characterization of the samples by light microscopy (a 3X microscope, 1 inverted-metallographic stage microscopes with 1000X capacity and a 2 mm resolution microscope, with double system of illumination that allows the observation of the following modes: light field, dark field, polarized light and transmitted light). The laboratory also has a universal hardness tester where hardness measurements can be made using Rockwell (B and C), Vickers and Brinell hardness methods.

A viscometer and a potentiostat are installed in the laboratory. These are instruments for research related to new natural origin fuels.

This laboratory is used as a classroom, practice laboratory and research laboratory for nanomaterial projects with aerospace applications.

Virtual Maintenance

In this laboratory, students develop some of the following activities: comprehension and understanding of new generation aircraft systems such as electric, pneumatic, air conditioning, engines, hydraulic, navigation, oxygen, fuel, etc. They also understand the description, location, operation and visualization of the aircraft systems and their components. They can also improve their proficiency of aeronautical technical English with the support of audiovisual equipment related to the software used.

On the other hand, since we have the Virtual Maintenance Trainer VMT A320 (VMT A320 VIRTUAL MAINTENANCE TRAINER), students can perform activities such as localization and visualization of 3D aircraft systems and components, operation of systems schematics and real-time cockpit procedures (multiple screens), operational and functional tests related to the aircraft systems according to the applicable technical documentation, removal and installation of components, and failure analysis in different aircraft systems. They also interact with technical documentation (manuals) of the aircraft, etc.

Aeronautical Laboratories

Students have the possibility to practice and gain experience in the different authentic aviation equipment that can be found at UNAQ, such as:

  • Boeing 737-200 - 136 passenger aircraft with all fully operational systems which is used for practices on all educational levels.
  • CRJ-200 – Prototype, Canadian manufactured and regional commercial type aircraft. Its interior configuration belongs to a unique aircraft as it is a test aircraft, and provides students with the opportunity to practice in a fully operational aircraft.
  • LearJet 25B - Students practice in systems of a fully operational, executive, high-speed aircraft, used to transport people.
  • Cessna 337 (Skymaster) - It is the first aircraft that UNAQ incorporated into its teaching fleet so students can practice in a fully operational Bi-Motor aircraft in push-pull configuration very rare in aviation in General.
  • Beachcraft Bonanza - Low-wing sports aircraft with high percentage of operability and very particular characteristics of acrobatic use, and military recognition.
  • Cessna 206 - high-wing, general aviation characteristics, 4-seater aircraft used for military reconnaissance and general low-range transport.
  • Bell 206 - Helicopter used by students for internships in a rotary wing aircraft of executive and military configuration.
  • Engines - Students have access to piston and turbine engines with multiple applications to understand their functioning, operation and fault analysis. Some of these engines are: CFM56, JT8D-15, Lycoming, Continental, among others.
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