Experimental teaching is an important part of engineering teaching. It is an important way to consolidate the content of theoretical teaching, cultivate students 'practical ability and develop students' innovative thinking. Especially with the deepening of China's higher education reform and the continuous expansion of enrollment scale, the original experimental teaching system, content, methods, equipment, etc. in many ways can not meet the new requirements of personnel training. Yantai University Engineering Mechanics Experimental Teaching Center, through the construction of student-centered, ability-based training as the core of the experimental teaching system and platform, improve the "virtual combination, virtual reality is complementary, can not be true, but also designed in the student" experiment teaching concept, in accordance with the students from cognitive to practice and then to the process of innovative design, developed with independent intellectual property rights of multi-functional materials such as mechanical testing machine equipment, make full use of virtual simulation and other technical innovation engineering practice teaching methods, the formation of students as the center of the 4-4-1 experimental teaching model, changed the experiment attached to the theory of teaching and can only verify the theory, the experimental device to determine the status of experimental content, to achieve the innovative design ideas and innovative experimental device development interaction, New engineering talent "creative-innovation-entrepreneurship" of the practice of education system, the results of radiation, to promote the application of more than 160 colleges and universities inside and outside the formation of a model, played a national experimental teaching center demonstration radiation.