The PC lab is a desktop publishing and numerical analysis lab intended for undergraduate and graduate students’ use. The lab contains 24 state-of-the art Windows computers. It is used as an instructional lab for several courses such as ME 101, 103, 344, 540, ME 410/411 and many others. The lab includes printing facilities, and is networked to other computing facilities in the department and faculty offices. Bradley University also has high-speed wireless internet access throughout campus.
In addition to standard applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, the following engineering software packages are available for registered ME students:
- AutoCAD - 2D and 3D design and drafting platform.
- CarSim - Simulates and animates dynamic tests of cars, utility vehicles, and racecars.
- EES (Engineering Equation Solver) - General non-linear equation solver with built-in functions for thermodynamic and transport properties.
- FLUENT - Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software for solving the flow patterns in complex problems.
- LabView - Allows PC's to serve as digital data acquisition devices to record voltage from electronic probes.
- Matlab – Flexible environment for technical computing integrating mathematical computing, visualization, and a powerful language.
- Pro-Engineer/Pro-Mechanica - Solid modelling software that can also be used to perform load and stress analysis of parts and assemblies.
- Simulink - Interactive tool for modeling, simulating, and analyzing dynamic, multidomain systems.
- SolidWorks - Solid modelling software.