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Nadim Zgheib

Research interests

Thermal sciences, experimental and computational fluid dynamics, subaqueous geophysical and multi-phase flows, mathematical modelling, interfacial mixing and instabilities.

Current Projects

 CO-PI on ExxonMobil grant geared towards turbulence-informed models for shallow water simulations of turbidity currents

Contracts and Grants

List of Publications

Refereed journal articles

  1. Zgheib N., & Balachandar S., On the role of sidewalls in the transition from straight to sinuous bedforms, Geophysical Research Letters, 10.1029/2019GL084098 , 2019
  2. Zgheib N., & Balachandar S., Linear stability analysis of subaqueous bedforms using direct numerical simulations, Theor. Comput. Fluid Dyn 33(2), 161-180, 2019
  3. Zgheib N., Fedele J., Hoyal D., Perillo M. & Balachandar S., Direct numerical simulation of transverse ripples: 1. Pattern initiation and bedform interactions, J. Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 123. 2018
  4. Zgheib N., Fedele J., Hoyal D., Perillo M. & Balachandar S., Direct numerical simulation of transverse ripples: 2. Flow dynamics, self-similarity, and effect of neighbouring structures, J. Geophysical. Research: Earth Surface123. 2018
  5. Zgheib N., Bonometti T. & Balachandar S., Suspension-driven gravity surges on horizontal surfaces: effect of the initial shape, Comput. Fluids, 158, 84-95, 2017
  6. Zhu S.J., Zgheib N., Balachandar S. & Ooi A., Front dynamics of elliptical gravity currents on a uniform slope, Phys. Review Fluids 2(6), 064801, 2017
  7. Zgheib N., Ooi A. & Balachandar S., Front dynamics and entrainment of finite circular gravity currents on an unbounded uniform slope, J. Fluid Mech., 801, 322-352, 2016
  8. Zgheib N., Bonometti T. & Balachandar S.,  Dynamics of non-circular finite release gravity currents, J. Fluid Mech., 783, 344-378, 2015
  9. Zgheib N., Bonometti T. & Balachandar S.,  Propagation and deposition of non-circular finite release particle-laden currents, Phys. Fluids, 27(8), 086604, 2015
  10. Zgheib N., Bonometti T. & Balachandar S., Direct numerical simulations of cylindrical particle-laden gravity currents, Comput. Fluids, 123, 23-31, 2015
  11. Zgheib N., Bonometti T. & Balachandar S., Long-lasting effect of initial configuration in gravitational spreading of material fronts, Theor. Comput. Fluid Dyn., 28, 521-529,  2014

Conference Papers and Presentations

  1. Balachandar S., Zwick D., Moore C., Yang Y., Zgheib N., Guan L., & Salinas J., Euler-Lagrange simulations that capture fully resolved physics for particle-laden geophysical flows, AGU, 2019
  2. Zgheib N., & Balachandar S., Two-way coupled direct numerical simulations of sinuous-crested bedforms, APS DFD, 2019
  3. Zgheib N., Fedele J., Hoyal D. &, Perillo M., Balachandar S., Bedform dynamics from coupled bed-flow direct numerical simulations, The Fifth International Francophone Congress of Advanced Mechanics (CIFMA)2019
  4. Shringarpure M., Fedele J., Zgheib N., Balachandar S., Hoyal D., Perillo M., Kumar, A. Vishnampet R. & Sun H., Numerical investigation of bedforms by turbidity currents (EP43C-1891), EFMC2018
  5. Balachandar S., Zgheib N., Fedele J., Hoyal D. &, Perillo M., Pattern initiation, bedform interactions, and self-similarity of transverse ripples using direct numerical simulations, Int. Symp. on Environmental Hydraulics2018
  6. Zgheib N., Fedele J., Hoyal D., Perillo M. & Balachandar S., Pattern formation under turbulent flows from direct numerical simulations (EP43C-1891), AGU , 2017
  7. Zgheib N., Fedele J., Hoyal D., Perillo M. & Balachandar S., Direct numerical simulations of fluvial bedforms under turbulent flow, APS DFD, 2017
  8. Bonometti, T., Zgheib, N. & Balachandar S., Compositional/turbidity currents of non-circular horizontal cross-section: a summary of some recent results, IUTAM/AMERIMECH Symposium – UCSB, 2017
  9. Zgheib, N., Bonometti, T. & Balachandar S., Suspension-driven gravity surges on horizontal surfaces: effect of the initial shape, APS DFD, 2016
  10. Zhu, S., Zgheib, N., Balachandar, S. & Ooi, A., Front dynamics of elliptical gravity currents on a uniform slope, Australasian Heat & Mass Transfer Conference, 2016
  11. Ooi, A., Zgheib, N. & Balachandar, S., Direct Numerical Simulation of Three-Dimensional Gravity Current on a Uniform Slope, International Conference on Fluid Mechanics, 2015
  12. Ooi, A., Zgheib, N. & Balachandar, S., Numerical simulations of a 3d gravity current moving down a uniform slope, APS DFD Gallery of fluid motion, 2015
  13. Bonometti, T., Zgheib, N. & Balachandar, S., Self-similar behavior of non-planar non-circular gravity currents, APS DFD, 2015
  14. Ooi, A., Zhu, S., Zgheib, N. & Balachandar, S., Computational study of the formation and evolution of a three-dimensional gravity current, APS DFD, 2015
  15. Zgheib, N., Bonometti, T. & Balachandar S., Spreading of non-planar non-axisymmetric gravity and turbidity currents, APS DFD, 2014
  16. Zgheib, N., Bonometti, T. & Balachandar, S., Dynamics of non-circular gravity currents, APS DFD, 2013
  17. Zgheib, N., Bonometti, T. & Balachandar, S., Asymmetric spreading in gravity currents, APS DFD, 2012
  18. Zgheib, N. & Majdalani, J., Axial waves in simulated rocket motors, AIAA JPC, 2010

Academic degrees

Ph.D. (Joint PhD), Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, & Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse, Toulouse, France, 2015
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Tennessee Space Institute, Tullahoma, TN, USA, 2009
B.E.,Mechanical Engineering, Notre Dame University, Louaize, Lebanon, 2007

 


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