Fatemeh Salehi

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  • 5 h-Index
20142019
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Biography

Dr Fatemeh Salehi is a Chief Investigator at Blue Economy Cooperative Research Center (CRC). She received her PhD from the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering in the University of New South Wales in 2015. She then worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Sydney before joining Macquarie University in 2018. She is an expert in the field of computational modelling of multi-phase flows with emphasis on particle and droplet flows. "Multi-phase flows are common in a wide range of engineering applications from drug inhalers to fuel injectors in diesel engines and gas turbines. Despite this, significant gaps remain in our ability to predict such flows. The recent advance in high performance computational (HPC) capacities significantly increase the potential of the computational approaches to resolve the complex physics of such flows. Her research aims to develop predictive computational tools that form the basis for improving efficiency and creating new technologies which are better for our environment.”

Her research also involves developing novel combustion models. “Fossil fuels have the highest share in the worldwide used energy however combustion results in emissions of pollutants such as nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulates which are harmful to human health and greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) which are associated with anthropogenic climate change. This research focuses on using mathematical/computational modelling to advance clean efficient energy technologies.” Dr Salehi has extensive experience in these fields and has worked with leading research laboratories in the USA, Germany, Italy, South Korea, China and Australia.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

- Particle dynamic in turbulent flows

- Renewable clean energy technologies

- H2 technology and safety

- Turbulent combustion modelling

- Formation and characterisation of nanoparticles

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  1. Invited speaker:"Population balance equation for turbulent polydisperse flows", Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (2019).
  2. Invited speaker:"Computational modelling of particle and droplet Flows", University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (2018)
  3. Invited speaker:"Particle-laden and Droplet-laden Flows", Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (2018).
  4. Invited speaker:"Turbulent Reacting Flows" Beihang University, Beijing, China (2018).
  5. Invited speaker: “Multiple mapping conditioning simulations of a high-pressure n-dodecane reacting jet”, web presentation for Engine Combustion Network (ECN) series 5.3 (2017).
  6. Invited speaker: “PDF-PBE for turbulent droplet-laden and particle-laden flows”, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany (2017).
  7. Invited speaker: “Numerical modelling approaches to advance efficient and clean energy technologies”, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia (2017).
  8. Session Chair at International Symposium on Combustion, Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, Australian Fluid Mechanics Conference (2016-2018).
  9. Reviewer for Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Physics of Fluid, Combustion and Flame, International Journal of Multiphase Flows, Combustion Theory and Modelling and Combustion Science and Technology (since 2015).
  10. Professional Member of the Australian Fluid Mechanics Society, Engine Combustion Network, Combustion Institute and SAE International (since 2013).

 

RESEARCH GRANTS and FELLOWSHIPS

  1. Blue Economy CRC (2019-2029)
  2. MQ New Staff Grant, Macquarie University, Australia (2019)
  3. Deputy Vice-Chancellor Computational Grant, The University of Sydney, Australia (2017-2021).
  4. Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Grant, Universities Australia-DAAD (2017-2019).
  5. Early Career Researcher Development Grant, The University of Sydney, Australia (2017).
  6. David Warren Travelling Fellowship, The Combustion Institute (2016).
  7. International Combustion Symposium Travel Grant, The Combustion Institute (2014, 2016)
  8. Postgraduate Research Support Scheme Funding, The University of New South Wales, Australia (2014).
  9. Scholarship Proposal Kit, The University of New South Wales, Australia (2014).
  10. Australian Combustion Symposium Travel Grant, The Combustion Institute, Australia (2013)

AWARDS

  1. Nominated for the Bernard Lewis Fellowship, The Combustion Institute  (2018)
  2. Nominated for the Maria Skyllas-Kazacos Award, The University of New South Wales, Australia (2016).
  3. University International Postgraduate Award, The University of New South Wales, Australia (2011-2014).
  4. Postgraduate Research Award, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran (2007).
  5. Exceptional Talented Students Award, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran (2005).

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Razak, M. F., Salehi, F., Chishty, A., "An analysis of turbulent mixing effects on the soot formation in high pressure n-dodecane sprays" accepted by Flow, Turbulence and Combustion.
  2. Salehi, F., Cleary, M.J. Masri, A.R., Kronenburg, A “PDF-PBE modelling of polydisperse inertial particles in a turbulent recirculating flow” Int. J. Multiphase Flow. Accepted for publication on 30/4/2019
  3. Huo, Z., Salehi, F., Galindo-Lopez, S., Cleary, M.J. and Masri, A.R., “Sparse MMC-LES of a Sydney swirl flame” Proc. Combust. Inst., 37(2) 2191-2198 (2019).
  4. Galindo-Lopez, S., Salehi, F., Cleary, M.J. and Masri, A.R., Neuber, G., Stein, O., Kronenburg, A., Varna, A., Hawkes, E.R., Sundaram, B., Klimenko, A.Y., Ge, Y. “A Stochastic multiple mapping conditioning computational model in OpenFOAM for turbulent combustion” Computers and Fluids, 172, 410-425 (2018).
  5. Salehi, F., Cleary, M.J., Masri, A.R., “Population balance equation for turbulent polydispersed inertial droplets and particles” J. Fluid Mech. 831, 719-742 (2017).
  6. Salehi, F., Cleary, M.J., Masri, A.R., Ge, Y., Klimenko, A.Y., “Sparse-Lagrangian MMC simulations of an n-dodecane jet at engine-relevant conditions” Proc. Combust. Inst. 36 (3) 3577-3585 (2017).
  7. Galindo, S., Salehi, F., Cleary, M.J. and Masri. A.R., “MMC-LES Simulations of Turbulent Piloted Flames with Varying Levels of Inlet Inhomogeneity”, Proc. Combust. Inst. 36 (2) 1759-1766 (2017).
  8. Salehi, F., Talei, M., Hawkes, E.R., Bhagatwala, A., Chen, J.H., Yoo, C.S, Kook, S., “Doubly conditional moment closure modelling for HCCI with temperature inhomogeneities” Proc. Combust. Inst. 36 (3) 3677-3685 (2017).
  9. Salehi, F., Cleary, M.J., Masri, A.R., “A sensitivity analysis for sparse-Lagrangian MMC in simulations of a n-dodecane reacting jet” SAE Technical Paper, 2016-01-0859, 2016.
  10. Salehi, F., Talei, M., Hawkes, E.R., Yoo, C.S., Lucchini, T., D’Errico, G., Kook, S., “Conditional moment closure modelling for HCCI with temperature inhomogeneities” Proc. Combust. Inst. 35 (3) 3087-3095 (2015).
  11. Salehi, F., Talei, M., Hawkes, E.R., Yoo, C.S., Lucchini, T., D’Errico, G., Kook, S., “A comparative study of conditional moment closure modelling for ignition of iso-octane and n-heptane in thermally stratified mixtures” Flow, Turbul. Combust. 95 (1) 1-28 (2015).

Refereed Conference Papers

  1. Ghiji, M. Salehi, F. “Large eddy simulation of high-pressure ECN Spray A with the focus on the influence of injection pressure” accepted by ILASS–Europe 2019, 29th Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems (2019) Paris, France
  2. Salehi, F., Cleary, M.J. Masri, A.R., Kronenburg, A “One-way and two-way coupled PDF-PBE/LES simulations of turbulent particle-laden flows ” the 21th Australian Fluid Mechanics Conference (2018) Adelaide, Australia.
  3. Salehi, F., Cleary, M.J. Masri, A.R., Kronenburg, A “PDF-PBE for particle dispersion in a turbulent round jet” the 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion (2017) Sydney, Australia.
  4. Huo, Z., Salehi, F., Cleary, M.J. and Masri, A.R., “Using sparse Lagrangian LES-MMC to simulate swirling jets and flames” the 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion (2017) Sydney, Australia.
  5. Galindo, S., Salehi, F., Cleary, M.J. and Masri, A.R., Klimenko, A.Y., “An MMC-LES simulation of turbulent piloted flames using a shadow position reference variable” the 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion (2017) Sydney, Australia.
  6. Galdino, S., Salehi, F., Zhao. L., Cleary, M.J. and Masri, A.R., Neuber, G., Straub, C., Kronenburg, A. Klimenko, A.Y., “A Multiple Mapping Conditioning Turbulent Combustion Model in OpenFOAM” the 12th OpenFOAM Workshop (2017) Exeter, UK.
  7. Salehi, F., Cleary, M.J. and Masri, A.R., “On the use of the population balance equation for the turbulent transport of polydispersed inertial particles,” the 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (2016) Perth, Australia.
  8. Galindo, S., Zhao. L., Khan, M.N., Salehi, F. et al., “mmcFoam - A New Object-Oriented Multiple Mapping Conditioning Turbulent Combustion Code”, the 13th International Workshop on Measurement and Computation of Turbulent Nonpremixed Flames (2016), Seoul, Korea.
  9. Salehi, F., Cleary, M.J. and Masri, A.R., “Simulations of an n-dodecane flame with the LES/sparse-Lagrangian MMC method,” Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium (2015) Melbourne, Australia.
  10. Salehi, F., Cleary, M.J., Masri, A.R. (2015). ECN 4 - topic 4 Chemistry effects on ignition in spray A. Engine Combustion Network. Sandia National Laboratories.
  11. Salehi, F., Talei, M., Hawkes, E.R., Bhagatwala, A., Chen, J.H., Kook, S., “Conditional moment closure modelling for HCCI featuring compression heating and expansion cooling” the 9th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena (2015) Melbourne, Australia.
  12. Salehi, F., Talei, M., Hawkes, E.R., Bhagatwala, A., Chen, J.H., Kook, S., “Assessment of double conditioning of reactive scalar transport equations for HCCI” the 15th International Conference on Numerical Combustion (2015) Avignon, France.
  13. Salehi, F., Talei, M., Hawkes, E.R., Yoo, C.S., Lucchini, T., D’Errico, G., Kook, S., “Conditional moment closure modelling for ignition in thermally stratified iso-octane/air mixtures” the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (2014) Melbourne, Australia.
  14. Salehi, F., Talei, M., Hawkes, E.R., Yoo, C.S., Lucchini, T., D’Errico, G., Kook, S., “Conditional moment closure modelling for HCCI with temperature inhomogeneities” Proceedings of the Australian Combustion Symposium (2013) Perth, Australia.

External positions

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Sydney

20142017

Sessional Academic, The University of New South Wales

20122014

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Ignition Engineering & Materials Science
Direct numerical simulation Engineering & Materials Science
Large eddy simulation Engineering & Materials Science
ignition Physics & Astronomy
large eddy simulation Physics & Astronomy
closures Physics & Astronomy
flames Physics & Astronomy
inhomogeneity Physics & Astronomy

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Projects 2019 2019

Research Outputs 2014 2019

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  • 10 Article
  • 8 Conference proceeding contribution
  • 1 Conference paper

An analysis of turbulent mixing effects on the soot formation in high pressure n-dodecane sprays

Razak, M. F. A., Salehi, F. & Chishty, M. A., 14 Jun 2019, In : Flow, Turbulence and Combustion.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Soot
turbulent mixing
soot
sprayers
Schmidt number

PDF-PBE modelling of polydisperse inertial particles in a turbulent recirculating flow

Salehi, F., Cleary, M. J., Masri, A. R. & Kronenburg, A., Aug 2019, In : International Journal of Multiphase Flow. 117, p. 42-52 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

probability density functions
turbulent flow
Probability density function
Turbulent flow
Momentum

Sparse MMC-LES of a Sydney swirl flame

Huo, Z., Salehi, F., Galindo-Lopez, S., Cleary, M. J. & Masri, A. R., 2019, In : Proceedings of the Combustion Institute. 37, 2, p. 2191-2198 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Large eddy simulation
large eddy simulation
conditioning
flames
scale models

A stochastic multiple mapping conditioning computational model in OpenFOAM for turbulent combustion

Galindo-Lopez, S., Salehi, F., Cleary, M. J., Masri, A. R., Neuber, G., Stein, O. T., Kronenburg, A., Varna, A., Hawkes, E. R., Sundaram, B., Klimenko, A. Y. & Ge, Y., 30 Aug 2018, In : Computers and Fluids. 172, p. 410-425 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Direct numerical simulation
Computational methods
Chemical reactions
Turbulence
Nucleation

One-way and two-way coupled PDF-PBE/LES simulations of turbulent particle-laden flows

Salehi, F., Cleary, M. J., Masri, A. R. & Kronenburg, A., Dec 2018, Proceedings of the 21st Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference. Lau, T. C. W. & Kelso, R. M. (eds.). Melbourne, Victoria: Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society, p. 1-4 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

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