About

About

About the Laboratory –  The Ben T. Zinn Combustion Lab at Georgia Tech is a 18,000 square foot, $8 million research facility, dedicated to combustion experiments.  The lab is equipped with an open laboratory with a number of test stations, each equipped with electrical power, intermediate-pressure air supply, pressurized natural gas, domestic and chilled water supplies, and an exhaust system capable of handling up to 25 MBtu/hour.  The lab space also consists of isolation rooms, which are equipped similarly to the open lab, but which are optically and acoustically isolated from the rest of the lab.  The lab also has four high pressure test cells, each of which is equipped with high pressure, pre-heated air and high pressure natural gas, in addition to the resources listed for the open laboratory stations.

Research Equipment  –  The Ben T. Zinn Combustion Lab is equipped with many state of the art diagnostic assets.  These assets include a 40 kHz PIV laser (double-headed Nd:YAG), 10 kHz PIV laser (10 kHz Nd:YLF), 10 kHz OH PLIF laser (tuneable dye laser), more than ten high speed (>10 kHz) cameras, several UV-sensitive high speed intensifiers, a vast supply of lenses, mirrors, opto-mechanics and optical structure, a pair of portable emissions gas analyzers, and other combustion diagnostic systems.  The lab is also outfitted with a small machine shop.

Additional Resources  –  The lab is staffed with a full-time lab manager, a lab coordinator & technician, and a team of permanent research faculty.  Full-time machinists with a CNC mill, CNC lathe, wire EDM, welding equipment, and other machining tools are available to lab projects through the school of Aerospace Engineering, as well as through other on-campus machining resources