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.

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  • MERL Publications

    •  Vijayshankar, S., Nabi, S., Chakrabarty, A., Grover, P., Benosman, M., "Dynamic Mode Decomposition and Robust Estimation: Case Study of a 2D Turbulent Boussinesq Flow", American Control Conference (ACC), DOI: 10.23919/ACC45564.2020.9147823, July 2020, pp. 2351-2356.
      BibTeX TR2020-091 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Vijayshankar2020jul,
      • author = {Vijayshankar, Sanjana and Nabi, Saleh and Chakrabarty, Ankush and Grover, Piyush and Benosman, Mouhacine},
      • title = {Dynamic Mode Decomposition and Robust Estimation: Case Study of a 2D Turbulent Boussinesq Flow},
      • booktitle = {American Control Conference (ACC)},
      • year = 2020,
      • pages = {2351--2356},
      • month = jul,
      • publisher = {IEEE},
      • doi = {10.23919/ACC45564.2020.9147823},
      • issn = {2378-5861},
      • isbn = {978-1-5386-8266-1},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2020-091}
      • }
    •  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 TR2019-151 PDF
      • @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, DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/1452/1/012082, Vol. 1452, November 2019.
      BibTeX TR2019-152 PDF
      • @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,
      • volume = 1452,
      • month = nov,
      • doi = {10.1088/1742-6596/1452/1/012082},
      • 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, DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/1452/1/012082, October 2019.
      BibTeX TR2019-130 PDF
      • @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,
      • doi = {10.1088/1742-6596/1452/1/012082},
      • 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 TR2019-073 PDF
      • @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}
      • }
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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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  • MERL Issued Patents

    • Title: "System and Method for Sensing Wind Flow Passing Over Complex Terrain"
      Inventors: Nabi, Saleh; Grover, Piyush; Debnath, Mithu
      Patent No.: 10,795,054
      Issue Date: Oct 6, 2020
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