María Elena Vázquez Cendón

María Elena Vázquez Cendón


  • M. Elena Vázquez Cendón studied a degree in Mathematics at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), and obtained her PhD. in 1994 under the supervission of Prof. Alfredo Bermúdez. 
  • Since 1989 she is working at the USC.  She is a member of the research group in Mathematical Engineering mat+i from the USC. Since 2013 she is research associate to ITMAT (Technical Institute for Industrial Mathematics). 
  • Her research focuses in finite volumen methods (FVM) for hyperbolic problems, with significant contributions on hyperbolic balance laws. She applies the FVM to solve shallow water models, Euler and Navier-Stokes equations and venous haemodynamics. 
  • She is one of the developers of Iber, a two-dimensional mathematical model for the simulation of free surface flow in rivers and estuaries. 
  • She is a member of SeMA since 1993 and attended her first CEDYA/CMA in Oviedo in 1991. 


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Plenary talk: Paths already covered and to be covered from the problem to the mathematical technology transfer together with finite volume methods

 The research group in Mathematical Engineering mat+i from the USC started to work with finite volume methods in the early 1980s. The Hermes european project and the environmental problems related to the Galician inlets were the motivations to develop new algorithms and methodologies related to the hyperbolic balances laws. The technology transfer of this knowledge has been carried out with the project Iberaula. These contributions and its recent applications are analysed in the first part of the talk and they are related with “Paths already covered... with finite volume methods”.

More recently we have been developing, within our research group, a numerical 3D code with a projection hybrid finite volume/element  method for low-Mach number flows of viscous or inviscid fluids. In addition, we have added a module of turbulence to this code. The second part of the talk related to “the paths to be covered”, is devoted to these methods and the connection with the previous ones already developed and implemented in Iber code.