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Laboratories and Workshops


The Mechanical Engineering Department of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University has collaborated with RoboDK; an offline programming and simulation software for industrial robots. The simulation software can be used for many manufacturing projects including milling, welding, pick and place, packaging and labelling, palletizing, painting, robot calibration, etc.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is committed to provide laboratory facilities, equipment and computing infrastructure equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for undergraduate teaching and learning. The Department make every reasonable effort to keep these facilities up to date and relevant to the teaching modules.

Mechanics and Control Laboratory

The Mechanics and Control laboratory provides a unique hands-on learning environment for students to grasp the fundamental principles of mechanics and mechanical vibration.

Thermodynamics Laboratory

The Thermodynamics laboratory has state-of-the-art resources and expertise to cater to the needs of mandatory laboratory components of the modules Fundamentals of Thermodynamics, Applied Thermodynamics and Heat and Mass Transfer.

Material Testing Laboratory 

Metrology and NDT Laboratory

The Metrology and NDT Laboratory provides undergraduates a fundamental knowledge of instrumentation and carries out relevant laboratory components of manufacturing course modules. Metrology laboratory includes wide variety of coordinate, dimension, and surface finish metrology instrumentation.

Mechatronics Laboratory

The laboratory provides PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) based systems, electro-pneumatic control systems, and microcontroller-based embedded systems for students to apply innovative, intelligent control systems and validate their applications in simulated industrial setups. Facilities are available to develop mobile robots, pneumatic/electro-pneumatic systems, and microcontroller-based embedded systems.

Automobile Laboratory

The Automobile Laboratory is developed focusing on the delivery of practical applications of the taught subjects related to Automotive Engineering. Students obtain a first-hand experience on how engineering concepts are being applied to automotive systems.

Manufacturing Laboratory and Workshop

The Manufacturing Laboratory and Workshop consists of various types of conventional and sophisticated machines to conduct practical training of different machining processes such as CNC milling, lathe, conventional milling, shaping, grinding, tool grinding. Further facilities are available to conduct practical training for undergraduates on various types of welding methods such as gas welding, Arc welding, Tig welding, Mig welding, etc. In addition to that, the workshop consists of facilities to impart basic know-how of handling various hand tools, power tools, and machine tools.