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Damien Violeau

Senior Researcher

EDF R&D and Saint-Venant Laboratory for Hydraulics

+33 (0)1 3087 7831



Joined EDF: 1997


Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, Université du Sud-Toulon-Var (France), 2010

Engineer, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech (France), 1996

Special Fields of Knowledge:

Fluid Mechanics; Coastal and Fluvial Engineering; Turbulence; Hydraulics; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Lagrangian Modeling for Fluids

Present Main Research Interests:

Modeling complex flows with the SPH method (Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics)

Theory and numerical modeling of tsunami dynamics and impact

Publications, Citations:

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Active Scientific and Professional Society Memberships:

  • International Association for Hydro-environment engineering and Research (IAHR)

  • Smoothed Particle hydrodynamics European Research Interest Community (SPHERIC)

  • Société Hydrotechnique de France (SHF)

Present teaching:

  • Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, 2nd year: Incompressible Fluid Mechanics (since 1999)

  • Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, 1st year: Numerical Hydraulics with Illustrations (since 2016)

Current PhD supervisions:

Marine Le Gal: Theoretical and numerical study of seismic tsunami dynamics

Alex Ghaïtanellis: Sediment transport modeling in SPH for landslides and scouring

Rémi Carmigniani: Experimental, theoretical and numerical study of wave resonance pumping

Ismail Rifai: Experimental and numerical study of breaches in river dykes

Roberto Frau: Multivariate regional frequency analysis of maritime hazards

  • damien.violeau@edf.fr
  • +33 (0)1 30 87 78 31
  • Bureau I132