Fatemeh Salehi

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20152019
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Dr Fatemeh Salehi is an expert in the field of computational modelling for turbulent flows with emphasis on multi-phase 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. This 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 and Australia.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

- Particle dynamic in turbulent flows

- Pharmaceutical inhalers and drug delivery

- Turbulent combustion modelling

- Formation of nanoparticles

- Advanced engine technologies

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  1. Invited speaker:"Particle-laden and Droplet-laden Flows" , Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (2018).
  2. Invited speaker:"Turbulent Reacting Flows" Beihang University, Beijing, China (2018).
  3. 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).
  4. Invited speaker: “PDF-PBE for turbulent droplet-laden and particle-laden flows”, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany (2017).
  5. Invited speaker: “Numerical modelling approaches to advance efficient and clean energy technologies”, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia (2017).
  6. Chair Session at International Symposium on Combustion, Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, Australian Fluid Mechanics Conference (2016-2017).
  7. Reviewer for Physics of Fluid, Combustion and Flame, International Journal of Multiphase Flows, Combustion Science and Technology (since 2015).
  8. Professional Member of the Engine Combustion Network, the Combustion Institute and the SAE International (since 2013).

 

RESEARCH GRANTS and AWARDS

  1. MQ New Staff Grant, Macquarie University, Australia (2019)
  2. Deputy Vice-Chancellor Computational Grant, The University of Sydney, Australia (2017-2021).
  3. Australia-Germany Joint Research Cooperation Grant, Universities Australia-DAAD (2017-2019).
  4. Early Career Researcher Development Grant, The University of Sydney, Australia (2017).
  5. David Warren Travelling Fellowship, The Combustion Institute (2016).
  6. International Combustion Symposium Travel Grant, The Combustion Institute (2014, 2016)
  7. Nominated for the Maria Skyllas-Kazacos Award, The University of New South Wales, Australia (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).
  11. University International Postgraduate Award, The University of New South Wales, Australia (2011-2014).
  12. Postgraduate Research Award, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran (2007).
  13. Exceptional Talented Students Award, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran (2005).

 

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Huo, Z., Salehi, F., Galindo-Lopez, S., Cleary, M.J. and Masri, A.R., “Sparse MMC-LES of a Sydney swirl flame” accepted by Proceeding Combustion Institute, 2018.
  2. 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).
  3. 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).
  4. 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).
  5. 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).
  6. 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).
  7. 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.
  8. 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).
  9. 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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
closures Physics & Astronomy
large eddy simulation Physics & Astronomy
inhomogeneity Physics & Astronomy
conditioning Physics & Astronomy

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Projects 2019 2019

Research Output 2015 2018

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

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., 31 Mar 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Computers and Fluids.

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

Open Access

Sparse MMC-LES of a Sydney swirl flame

Huo, Z., Salehi, F., Galindo-Lopez, S., Cleary, M. J. & Masri, A. R., 1 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Proceedings of the Combustion Institute.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Large eddy simulation
large eddy simulation
conditioning
flames
scale models

An MMC-LES simulation of turbulent piloted flames using a shadow position reference variable

Galindo-Lopez, S., Salehi, F., Cleary, M. J., Masri, A. R. & Klimenko, A. Y., 2017, 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion: proceedings. Sydney: The Combustion Institute Australian and New Zealand Section, 4 p.

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

Large eddy simulation
Fuel burners
Computer simulation
Chemical analysis

Doubly conditional moment closure modelling for HCCI with temperature inhomogeneities

Salehi, F., Talei, M., Hawkes, E. R., Bhagatwala, A., Chen, J. H., Yoo, C. S. & Kook, S., 2017, In : Proceedings of the Combustion Institute. 36, 3, p. 3677-3685 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Direct numerical simulation
ignition
closures
Ignition
inhomogeneity