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

    •  Leonard, E., Qiao, H., Nabi, S., "A Comparison of Interpolation Methods in Fast Fluid Dynamics", International High Performance Buildings Conference, September 2021.
      BibTeX TR2021-118 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Leonard2021sep,
      • author = {Leonard, Eric and Qiao, Hongtao and Nabi, Saleh},
      • title = {A Comparison of Interpolation Methods in Fast Fluid Dynamics},
      • booktitle = {International High Performance Buildings Conference},
      • year = 2021,
      • month = sep,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2021-118}
      • }
    •  Tanaka, R., Nabi, S., Nonaka, M., "Airflow Optimization for Room Air Conditioners", Building Simulation 2021 Conference, September 2021.
      BibTeX TR2021-106 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Tanaka2021sep,
      • author = {Tanaka, Ryuta and Nabi, Saleh and Nonaka, Mio},
      • title = {Airflow Optimization for Room Air Conditioners},
      • booktitle = {Building Simulation 2021 Conference},
      • year = 2021,
      • month = sep,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2021-106}
      • }
    •  Kalur, A., Nabi, S., Benosman, M., "Robust Adaptive Dynamic Mode Decomposition for Reduce Order Modelling of Partial Differential Equations", American Control Conference (ACC), DOI: 10.23919/​ACC50511.2021.9483319, May 2021, pp. 4497-4502.
      BibTeX TR2021-059 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Kalur2021may,
      • author = {Kalur, Aniketh and Nabi, Saleh and Benosman, Mouhacine},
      • title = {Robust Adaptive Dynamic Mode Decomposition for Reduce Order Modelling of Partial Differential Equations},
      • booktitle = {American Control Conference (ACC)},
      • year = 2021,
      • pages = {4497--4502},
      • month = may,
      • publisher = {IEEE},
      • doi = {10.23919/ACC50511.2021.9483319},
      • issn = {2378-5861},
      • isbn = {978-1-7281-9704-3},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2021-059}
      • }
    •  Kalur, A., Benosman, M., Nabi, S., "Adaptive-Robust Dynamic Mode Decomposition for Reduced-Order Modeling and Control", American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics, December 2020.
      BibTeX
      • @inproceedings{Kalur2020dec,
      • author = {Kalur, Aniketh and Benosman, Mouhacine and Nabi, Saleh},
      • title = {Adaptive-Robust Dynamic Mode Decomposition for Reduced-Order Modeling and Control},
      • booktitle = {American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics},
      • year = 2020,
      • month = dec
      • }
    •  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}
      • }
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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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