Sauro Manenti









Academic Position: Assistant Professor of Fluid Mechanics

Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering

University of Pavia

Office: Hydraulics Division (2nd floor)

Address: Via Adolfo Ferrata, 3 27100 Pavia – ITALY


Voice: +39 0382 985321

Fax:     +39 0382 985589



Research area: numerical modeling of free-surface multiphase rapidly varied flows (landslide generated wave, wave impact on offshore structures, wave interaction with floating body, sediment transport); wind sea waves generation, propagation and interactions; multiphase flows in porous media; development and application of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method.

Courses: Continuum Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics (in Italian)



Sauro Manenti is currently Tenured Assistant Professor of fluid Mechanics and Continuum Mechanics at the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture (DICAr) of the University of Pavia (Italy).

From 2007 till 2009 he was Appointed Professor of Coastal Engineering and Maritime Construction at the University of Rome “Sapienza”.

His current research activity is mainly devoted to the development and application of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method for modelling multiphase problems involving: landslide-water coupled dynamics; landslide generated tsunami; scouring induced by rapidly varied flow; multiphase flow with high density ratio; wave modeling and interaction with offshore structures.

Co-Author of the SPH FOSS code SPHERA v.9.0.0 (RSE SpA) available at

Author and co-author of 29 documents (12 as first author) indexed by Scopus; h–index: 7 (Scopus); citations 249 (Scopus). Scopus author ID: 36056802200; ORCID:

Selected as reviewer for several International Journals in the field of hydraulic engineering and fluid mechanics.