Nabil Nassif, Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant ProfessorNassif

Vita

ENERGY & BUILDING

Contact: 455 McNair Hall
              Email: nnassif@ncat.edu
              Ph: (336) 285-3680
              Fax: (336) 334-7126

Education

Ph.D. École de tech. supérieure, Montréal, Canada 2005
M.S. Damascus University 2000
B.S. Damascus University 1991

Teaching Interest

AREN 562 HVAC Systems Design
AREN 364 HVAC Systems Principles
CAEE 340 Numerical Methods

Research Interest

HVAC systems, control system optimization, modeling building energy systems, building system commissioning and fault detection, HVAC optimal controls, intelligent approaches in buildings, heat and mass transfer in building, air duct leakage, and air infiltration

Research Projects

  • City of Altamonte Springs Solar Feasibility Study and Energy Assessment. Funding agency: City of Altamonte Springs. Energy assessments and audit on five buildings, Florida Solar Energy Center.

  • City of Satellite Beach Energy Assessment. Funding agency: City of Satellite Beach. Energy assessments and audit on six buildings. Florida Solar Energy Center.

  • Impacts of Varying Filter Pressure Drop on Energy Consumption in Typical AC Systems in Residential and Small Commercial Buildings, Part-1 High Efficiency Variable Speed System, Funding agency: Etatech Inc, Florida Solar Energy Center.

  • Impacts of Varying Filter Pressure Drop on Energy Consumption in Typical AC Systems in Residential and Small Commercial Buildings, Part-II Constant Speed System. Funding agency: Etatech Inc, Florida Solar Energy Center.

  • Energy Efficient Buildings and Zero Energy Homes. Funding Agency: State of Florida (Legislature). Florida Solar Energy Center.

  • TASK 5-11: Duct Leakage Measurements in Residential Buildings”, 2006-2007, with Dr. S. Moujaes, funded by DOE through NCEMBT

  • Task 06-08: Field Test for Duct Leakage Assessment in Residential and its Effect on Overall Thermal Performance of the HVAC System, 07/ 01/07-09/30/08, with Dr. S. Moujaes, funded by DOE through NCEMBT

  • Intelligent control and optimization of HVAC system. Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Selected Publications

  • Nassif, N. (2010). Performance Analysis of Supply and Return Fans for HVAC Systems under Different Operating Strategies of Economizer Dampers. Elsevier, Energy and Buildings 42: 1026–1037.

  • Nassif, N. and S. Moujaes (2008). A Cost-Effective Operating Strategy to Reduce Energy Consumption in a HVAC system. Wiley, International Journal of Energy Research 32 (6): 543 – 558.

  • Nassif, N. and S. Moujaes (2008). A New Operating Strategy for Economizer Dampers of VAV System. Elsevier, Energy and Buildings 40 (3): 289-299.

  • Nassif, N., S. Moujaes, and M. Zaheeruddin (2008). Self-Tuning Dynamic Models of HVAC System Components. Energy and Buildings 40 (2008): 1709–1720.

  • Nassif, N., Kajl, S., Sabourin, R. (2005) Ventilation Control Strategy Using Supply CO2 Concentration Set Point. ASHRAE, International Journal of HVAC&R Research 11 (2): 239-262.

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