Saleh Nabi

Saleh Nabi
  • Biography

    Saleh's research interests are analytical, numerical and similitude experimental modeling of fluid flow and heat transfer in complex systems. In particular, his ambition is to derive physically reduced order models for turbulent buoyancy-driven flows in confined regions to reduce the simulation run time by several orders of magnitude.  Prior to joining MERL, Saleh worked on the influence of nanoparticles and the induced micro-convection on heat transfer properties of the base fluid. His doctoral research mainly focused on environmental and architectural fluid mechanics applied to airflow modeling within the built environment with applications of novel and advanced HVAC systems.

  • Recent News & Events

    •  NEWS   Turbulent flow paper selected as "Editors Suggestion" in journal Physical Review Fluids.
      Date: January 11, 2019
      Where: PHYSICAL REVIEW FLUIDS, 4, 013801 – Published 11 January 2019
      MERL Contact: Saleh Nabi
      Research Areas: Control, Dynamical Systems
      Brief
      • The journal Physical Review Fluids has recently instituted "...a service to our readers, we are formally marking a small number of papers published in Physical Review Fluids that the editors and referees find of particular interest, importance, or clarity." The following paper with MERL authors Saleh Nabi and Piyush Grover was so honored in the January 2019 issue: "Reduced-order modeling of fully turbulent buoyancy-driven flows using the Green's function method."
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    •  NEWS   MERL researchers presented 11 papers at ACC 2017 (American Controls Conference)
      Date: May 24, 2017 - May 26, 2017
      MERL Contacts: Mouhacine Benosman; Claus Danielson; Stefano Di Cairano; Abraham Goldsmith; Uroš Kalabić; Saleh Nabi; Daniel Nikovski; Arvind Raghunathan; Yebin Wang
      Research Areas: Control, Dynamical Systems, Machine Learning
      Brief
      • Talks were presented by members of several groups at MERL and covered a wide range of topics:
        - Similarity-Based Vehicle-Motion Prediction
        - Transfer Operator Based Approach for Optimal Stabilization of Stochastic Systems
        - Extended command governors for constraint enforcement in dual stage processing machines
        - Cooperative Optimal Output Regulation of Multi-Agent Systems Using Adaptive Dynamic Programming
        - Deep Reinforcement Learning for Partial Differential Equation Control
        - Indirect Adaptive MPC for Output Tracking of Uncertain Linear Polytopic Systems
        - Constraint Satisfaction for Switched Linear Systems with Restricted Dwell-Time
        - Path Planning and Integrated Collision Avoidance for Autonomous Vehicles
        - Least Squares Dynamics in Newton-Krylov Model Predictive Control
        - A Neuro-Adaptive Architecture for Extremum Seeking Control Using Hybrid Learning Dynamics
        - Robust POD Model Stabilization for the 3D Boussinesq Equations Based on Lyapunov Theory and Extremum Seeking
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  • MERL Publications

    •  Nabi, S., Grover, P., Caulfield, C., "Nonlinear Optimal Control Strategies for Buoyancy-Driven Flows in the Built Environment", Journal of Computers and Fluids, DOI: 10.1016/j.compfluid.2019.104313, Vol. 194, No. 104313, December 2019.
      BibTeX Download PDFAbout TR2019-151
      • @article{Nabi2019dec,
      • author = {Nabi, Saleh and Grover, Piyush and Caulfield, Colm},
      • title = {Nonlinear Optimal Control Strategies for Buoyancy-Driven Flows in the Built Environment},
      • journal = {Journal of Computers and Fluids},
      • year = 2019,
      • volume = 194,
      • number = 104313,
      • month = dec,
      • doi = {10.1016/j.compfluid.2019.104313},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2019-151}
      • }
    •  Nabi, S., Nishio, N., Grover, P., Matai, R., Kajiyama, Y., Kotake, N., Kameyama, S., Yoshiki, W., Iida, M., "Improving LiDAR performance on complex terrain using CFD-based correction and direct-adjoint-loop optimization", Journal of physics, November 2019.
      BibTeX Download PDFAbout TR2019-152
      • @article{Nabi2019nov,
      • author = {Nabi, S. and Nishio, N. and Grover, P. and Matai, R. and Kajiyama, Y. and Kotake, N. and Kameyama, S. and Yoshiki, W. and Iida, M.},
      • title = {Improving LiDAR performance on complex terrain using CFD-based correction and direct-adjoint-loop optimization},
      • journal = {Journal of physics},
      • year = 2019,
      • month = nov,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2019-152}
      • }
    •  Nabi, S., Grover, P., "Improving LiDAR performance on a complex terrain using CFD-based correction and direct-adjoint-loop optimization", NAWEA/WindTech Conference, October 2019.
      BibTeX Download PDFAbout TR2019-130
      • @inproceedings{Nabi2019oct,
      • author = {Nabi, Saleh and Grover, Piyush},
      • title = {Improving LiDAR performance on a complex terrain using CFD-based correction and direct-adjoint-loop optimization},
      • booktitle = {NAWEA/WindTech Conference},
      • year = 2019,
      • month = oct,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2019-130}
      • }
    •  Qiao, H., Nabi, S., Laughman, C.R., "Performance Evaluation of HVAC Systems via Coupled Simulation between Modelica and OpenFOAM", International Conference on Compressor and Refrigeration, July 2019.
      BibTeX Download PDFAbout TR2019-073
      • @inproceedings{Hongtao2019jul,
      • author = {Qiao, Hongtao and Nabi, Saleh and Laughman, Christopher R.},
      • title = {Performance Evaluation of HVAC Systems via Coupled Simulation between Modelica and OpenFOAM},
      • booktitle = {International Conference on Compressor and Refrigeration},
      • year = 2019,
      • month = jul,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2019-073}
      • }
    •  Qiao, H., Nabi, S., Han, X., Laughman, C.R., "Coupled Simulation of a Room Air-conditioner with CFD Models for Indoor Environment", International Modelica Conference, March 2019.
      BibTeX Download PDFAbout TR2018-211
      • @inproceedings{Hongtao2019mar,
      • author = {Qiao, Hongtao and Nabi, Saleh and Han, Xu and Laughman, Christopher R.},
      • title = {Coupled Simulation of a Room Air-conditioner with CFD Models for Indoor Environment},
      • booktitle = {International Modelica Conference},
      • year = 2019,
      • month = mar,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2018-211}
      • }
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  • Other Publications

    •  S. Nabi and MR. Flynn, "Buoyancy-driven exchange flow between two adjacent building zones connected with top and bottom vents", Building and Environment , Vol. 92, pp. 278-291, 2015.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{N1,
      • author = {Nabi, S. and Flynn, MR.},
      • title = {Buoyancy-driven exchange flow between two adjacent building zones connected with top and bottom vents},
      • journal = {Building and Environment},
      • year = 2015,
      • volume = 92,
      • pages = {278--291}
      • }
    •  S. Nabi and MR. Flynn, "Mixing and displacement buoyancy-driven exchange flow between adjacent zones", 68th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 2015, vol. 60.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{N2,
      • author = {Nabi, S. and Flynn, MR.},
      • title = {Mixing and displacement buoyancy-driven exchange flow between adjacent zones},
      • booktitle = {68th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics},
      • year = 2015,
      • volume = 60,
      • number = 21,
      • address = {Boston, MA},
      • month = nov
      • }
    •  S. Nabi and MR. Flynn, "Influence of geometric parameters on the eventual buoyancy stratification that develops due to architectural exchange flow", Building and Environment , Vol. 71, pp. 33-46, 2014.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{N3,
      • author = {Nabi, S. and Flynn, MR.},
      • title = {Influence of geometric parameters on the eventual buoyancy stratification that develops due to architectural exchange flow},
      • journal = {Building and Environment},
      • year = 2014,
      • volume = 71,
      • pages = {33--46}
      • }
    •  S. Nabi and MR. Flynn, "The Hydraulics of exchange flow between adjacent confined building zones", Building and Environment , Vol. 59, pp. 76-90, 2013.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{N3,
      • author = {Nabi, S. and Flynn, MR.},
      • title = {The Hydraulics of exchange flow between adjacent confined building zones},
      • journal = {Building and Environment},
      • year = 2013,
      • volume = 59,
      • pages = {76--90}
      • }
    •  S. Nabi and MR. Flynn, "Architectural exchange flows and their influence on interior temperature stratification and building ventilation", Clima 2013 and 11th REHVA World Congress and 8th International Conference on IAQVEC, June 2013.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{N4,
      • author = {Nabi, S. and Flynn, MR.},
      • title = {Architectural exchange flows and their influence on interior temperature stratification and building ventilation},
      • booktitle = {Clima 2013 and 11th REHVA World Congress and 8th International Conference on IAQVEC},
      • year = 2013,
      • address = {Prague, Czech Republic},
      • month = jun
      • }
    •  S. Nabi and E. Shirani, "Simultaneous effects of Brownian motion and clustering of nanoparticles on thermal conductivity of Nanofluids", IJST, Transactions of Mechanical Engineering , Vol. 36, No. M1, pp. 53-68, 2012.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{N5,
      • author = {Nabi, S. and Shirani, E.},
      • title = {Simultaneous effects of Brownian motion and clustering of nanoparticles on thermal conductivity of Nanofluids},
      • journal = {IJST, Transactions of Mechanical Engineering},
      • year = 2012,
      • volume = 36,
      • number = {M1},
      • pages = {53--68}
      • }
    •  S. Nabi and MR. Flynn, "The hydraulics of exchange flow between adjacent confined zones", 65th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 2012.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{N6,
      • author = {Nabi, S. and Flynn, MR.},
      • title = {The hydraulics of exchange flow between adjacent confined zones},
      • booktitle = {65th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics},
      • year = 2012,
      • address = {San Diego, CA},
      • month = nov
      • }
    •  S. Nabi and MR. Flynn, "The Fluid Mechanics of exchange flow between two adjacent confined basins", Institute for Geophysical Research seminar, October 2012.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{N7,
      • author = {Nabi, S. and Flynn, MR.},
      • title = {The Fluid Mechanics of exchange flow between two adjacent confined basins},
      • booktitle = {Institute for Geophysical Research seminar},
      • year = 2012,
      • address = {Edmonton, Alberta},
      • month = oct
      • }
    •  S. Nabi and MR. Flynn, "Architectural fluid mechanics and its applications on natural ventilation", 1st Smart Net-Zero Energy Building Research Network (SNEBRN) Annual General Meeting & workshops , May 2012.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{N8,
      • author = {Nabi, S. and Flynn, MR.},
      • title = {Architectural fluid mechanics and its applications on natural ventilation},
      • booktitle = {1st Smart Net-Zero Energy Building Research Network (SNEBRN) Annual General Meeting & workshops},
      • year = 2012,
      • address = {Halifax, Nova Scotia},
      • month = may
      • }
    •  S. Nabi and E. Shirani, "A novel model for heat conductivity of nanofluids", Proceedings of the 12th Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics, August 2008.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{N9,
      • author = {Nabi, S. and Shirani, E.},
      • title = {A novel model for heat conductivity of nanofluids},
      • booktitle = {Proceedings of the 12th Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics},
      • year = 2008,
      • address = {Daejeon, Korea},
      • month = aug
      • }
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