Dr. Hewlin is the director of the 49er Fluids, Heat Transfer, and Magnetics lab of Room 105 Smith Hall. The laboratory was established in spring 2018 in Room 105 Smith Hall in the Engineering Technology & Construction Management Dept. at UNC Charlotte. The laboratory space occupies over 900 ft2 of space for equipment and experimental studies. Additional office space for graduate students is also allocated.
Numerical Simulation Software
- ANSYS Research License Workbench v18 with ANSYS Fluent Software
- Matlab R2017a Education License (with Quickersim CFD Package)
- OpenFoam CFD
- Solidworks CAD Software v2018
Flow Diagnostic Equipment & Instrumentation
- Four 8×4 ft tables for supporting computers, mock arterial flow loops, a magnetic targeting system, and DPIV system
- Series of optical components for the alignment of the laser and the placement of the cameras
- Pasco flow measuring system (calibration loop)
- 2 Pressure transducers and 2 flowmeters for the arterial loop
- BDC Labs Pulse duplicator with internal data measuring system
- One 16 GB Intel Core™ 3.4GHz 64bit Windows based Dell Desktop for data collecting
In-House Developed DPIV
- A low repetition rate (< 30 Hz) Solo III laser system with a 50 mJ/pulse dual-head 532nm Nd:Yag laser with 2-5 nsec time separation.
- Highspeed Core 2, CoaXpress 4 link Quadlink Camera x 240GB video storage module
- Nikon AF Micro-NIKKOR 60 mm f/2.8D Lens
- Laser mirror
- One 16 GB Intel Core™ 3.4GHz 64bit Windows based Dell Desktop with open source PIV software
Magnetic Targeting Equipment
- 200 Watt BOP 20-10D programmable power supply
- 4 ch 15 MHz, 40 MS/s 64k arbitrary waveform generator
- 2 air-core solenoids fitted with cast iron cores
- One 16 GB Intel Core™ 3.4GHz 64bit Windows based Dell Desktop with open source PIV software with Labview software for controlling the magnetic field.
- ACCU-SCOPE EXI-310 trinocular inverted microscope Arterial Mock Systems
- One major (aorta, coronary, cranial, jenual, and femoral) clear vessel arterial system.