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Sara Pavan

Postdoctoral Researcher

Saint-Venant Laboratory for Hydraulics

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Joined LHSV: 2012


PhD in Fluid Mechanics, University of Paris-Est (France), 2016

Environmental Engineer, Politecnico di Milano (Italie), 2012

Special Fields of Knowledge:

Computational Fluid Dynamics; Fluid Mechanics; Hydraulics

Present Main Research Interests:

2D and 3D advection schemes for pollutant transport problems; numerical methods for free surface flows (finite elements, residual distribution, finite volumes)


S. Pavan, R. Ata, J.-M. Hervouet, Finite volume schemes and residual distribution schemes for pollutant transport on unstructured grids, Environ. Earth. Sci. 74 (2015) 7337–7356,

S. Pavan, J.-M. Hervouet, M. Ricchiuto, R. Ata, A second order residual based predictor–corrector approach for time dependent pollutant transport, J. Comput. Phys. 318 (2016) 122-141,

Active Scientific and Professional Society Memberships:

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



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