The Mechanics Experiment and Teaching Center

The Experiment Laboratory of Mechanics in NPU is one of the earliest mechanical experiment laboratories in China. In the early stage after liberation, W.M.Ji, Y.S.Huang and other scientists came back from abroad and entered NPU. They constructed and developed the laboratory. They made a great contribution to the personnel training in the field of astronautics and aviation. Swift development of the laboratory began in 1997, accompanied by the contribution of ‘State Technology Mechanics Foundation Teaching Base’. In the past five years, about 23 million yuan has been expended on equipment, including tension and compression equipment,fatigue equipment, creep equipment and about 30 other large and advanced pieces of testing equipment. At the same time, the center has developed more than 200 sets of mechanical testing equipment, with independent intellectual property rights. In 2001, the Mechanical Experiment and Teaching center was set up with a material mechanics laboratory, theoretical mechanics laboratory and vibration project laboratory. Built upon solid mechanics, which is a national key discipline, and general mechanics, which is a key discipline of the Commission of Science, Technology for National Defense (CSTIND), the center plays as an important platform for fostering manpower. The center has a competitive team composed of a Cheung Kong Scholar, an associate professor and a technician. The center has equipment valued around 30 million yuan. The center takes an area of 4,000 square meters. 100 different kinds of mechanical experiments can be undertaken in the center. Over 2,000 students come to the center to participate in mechanical experiments each year. The center has promoted and achieved successful fruits in teaching innovation in experiments, experimental management, investigation of the experimental technology, and has achieved an advanced level inboard.

Chair Professor of the Cheung Kong Scholars Program, Yue Zhufeng is the director of the Center. The experimental teaching and experimental Research team consists of the Ministry of Education Curriculum Steering Committee, famous teachers, professors, associate professors, laboratory technicians totaling 35. Title, educational background and age allow these education to forge ahead with a spirit of innovation and accomplish a high level of teaching and scientific research.

Combination beam bending test

Electronical universal testing machine

Structure vibration experiment

Awards and certifications:

  • 2005 National Education Fruit First-class Award:” Deepen reformation, promote innovation, construct first-class national mechanics education base”
  • 2001 National Education Fruit Second-class Award:” Enhance construction of materials mechanics laboratory, promote education quality across-the-board”
  • 1997 National Education Fruit Second-class Award:” 3-dimensional demonstration teaching CAI courseware of material mechanics”
  • 2004 Shan’xi Province Education Fruit Super Award:” Deepen reformation, promote innovation, construct first-class national mechanics education base”
  • 2001 Shan’xi Province Education Fruit Second-class Award:” Development and application of demonstration teaching CAI courseware of theoretical mechanics”
  • 2001 Shan’xi Province Education Fruit Second-class Award:” Develop new equipment, reform experiment of theoretical mechanics, improve student’s quality”
  • 1999Shan’xi Province Education Fruit First-class Award:” Enhance construction of materials mechanics laboratory, promote education quality across-the-board”
  • 1997 Shan’xi Province Education Fruit Second-class Award:” deepen reformation of basic course education, promote self-improvement of staff room”
  • 2003 Shan’xi Province Prestigious Teacher Award (two terms)
  • NorthwesternPolytechnical UniversityOutstanding Education Fruit First-class Award (seven terms), and second-class Award (15 terms).