Hugues Bodiguel

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This paper presents some experimental results on two-phase flows in model two-dimensional (2D) porous media with different wetting properties. Standard microfluidic techniques are used to fabricate the 2D micromodels that consist of a network of straight microchannels having heterogeneous sizes. The invasion mechanism is analyzed quantitatively for partial(More)
Pattern formation from a silica colloidal suspension that is evaporating has been studied when a movement is imposed to the contact line. This article focuses on the stick-slip regime observed for very low contact line velocities. A capillary rise experiment has been specially designed for the observation and allows us to measure the pinning force that(More)
This paper reports some experimental results on two-phase flows in model two-dimensional porous media. Standard microfluidic techniques are used to fabricate networks of straight microchannels and to control the throat size distribution. We analyze both the invasion mechanism of the medium by a nonwetting fluid and the drainage after the percolation for(More)
We investigate pressure-driven motion of liquid-liquid menisci in circular tubes, for systems in pseudopartial wetting conditions. The originality of this type of wetting lies in the coexistence of a macroscopic contact angle with a wetting liquid film covering the solid surface. Focusing on small capillary numbers, we report observations of an apparent(More)
We study flows of hydrolized polyacrylamide solutions in two dimensional porous media made using microfluidics, for which elastic effects are dominant. We focus on semi-dilute solutions (0.1%-0.4%) which exhibit a strong shear thinning behavior. We systematically measure the pressure drop and find that the effective permeability is dramatically higher than(More)
Velocity measurement is a key issue when studying flows below the micron scale, due to the lack of sensitivity of conventional detection techniques. We present an approach based on fluorescence photobleaching to evaluate flow velocity at the nanoscale by direct visualization. Solutions containing a fluorescent dye are injected into nanoslits. A(More)
We explore the flow of highly shear thinning polymer solutions in straight geometry. The strong variations of the normal forces close to the wall give rise to an elastic instability. We evidence a periodic motion close the onset of the instability, which then evolves towards a turbulentlike flow at higher flow rates. Strikingly, we point out that this(More)
The following is a report on an experimental technique that allows one to quantify and map the velocity field with very high resolution and simple equipment in large 2D devices. Illumination through a grid is proposed to reinforce the contrast in the images and allow one to detect seeded particles that are pixel-sized or even smaller. The velocimetry(More)
The dewetting of thin polystyrene films (20-500 nm) on a liquid substrate is studied at time scales that are long compared to the reptation time. It is shown that the kinetics correspond to those of purely viscous flow and that the viscosity measured by this technique is, for the thickest films, consistent with bulk measurements. Films on the order of the(More)
Drying experiments with a receding contact line have been performed with silica colloidal suspensions and polyacrylamide (PAAm) polymer solutions. The experimental setup allows to control the receding movement of the contact line and the evaporation flux separately. Deposit thickness as a function of these two control parameters has been investigated. The(More)