FENT Ilaria (ilaria.fent@uclouvain.be)








Ilaria Fent is a Civil Engineer, born in Feltre, Italy, on 16th March 1988. She studied at University of Padova and at DTU (Technical University of Denmark), for a limited period during her Master. In December 2013, she successfully completed her Master degree, writing a thesis entitled “Finite volume model for solving two-dimensional debris flow propagation”. The main aim of this work was to implement a finite model scheme to simulate high concentration sediment transport over sloping channels, with erodible bed. From February to September 2014, she has worked at the Department of TESAF (department of land and systems agro-forestry) to collaborate with University of Padova on the same subject of her thesis.

In July 2014, she passed the Government Exam and she was officially licensed as an Italian Professional Civil Engineer. In October 2014, she entered the Marie Curie Initial Training Network “SEDITRANS”, as a PhD Candidate at Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Her project concerns the performance of experiments on granular flows and flows on movable bed with sediment particles of different sizes. The aim is to collec morphological data of the bed, simultaneously with measurements of the flow velocity, using PIV (Particle Image Velocimetry) and PTV (Particle Tracking Velocimetry) and other non-intrusive measurement techniques, such as UVP probes (Ultrasonic Velocity Profiler). Using these laboratory data, she will try to characterize the be shear stress and sediment transport in transient flow conditions, in order to support the development of the new models of sediment transport. These new development will be implemented and tested in existing simulation tools.

View here her CV.