The Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Laboratory is a facility that contains several laboratories and departmental shop support. The main entrance is located off Cleveland Street (south of the OSU track), with parking for visitors and handicap access.
The shop entrance located on the east side of the building is used by faculty and staff. A large overhead door in the center allows us to bring any piece of road-legal equipment into the shop. The wing on the left contains the 4′ x 4′ wind tunnel and processing lab, while the wing on the right contains the agricultural mechanics teaching lab.
The 6,162 sq. ft. research shop has a staff of three; two machinists, one instrument technician; one senior research equipment specialist; and the laboratory manager, Wayne Kiner. Equipment supported includes various lathes, mills, welders, hydraulic presses and shears. In addition to the machine tools, the lab has a full paint booth, fabrication areas for large equipment, and overhead cranes. With our skilled staff, the facility provides the capability to fabricate most instrumentation and experimental equipment required for the department’s research, extension and teaching programs