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Olivier Devauchelle

Institut de Physique du Globe - Bureau 461
1 rue Jussieu
75238 Paris cedex 05
Phone: +33 1 83 95 77 01

Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
Dynamique des Fluides Géologiques

Students & collaborations

Pauline Delorme
Anaïs Abramian
Valentin Jules
Grégoire Seizilles
Hugo Chauvet
Adrien Guérin
Kumar Gaurav

Éric Lajeunesse
Clément Narteau
François Métivier
Deguo Zhang
Michal Tal
Daniel Rothman
Alexander Petroff
Daniel Abrams
Christophe Josserand
Stéphane Zaleski
Pierre-Yves Lagrée

Research interests

River morphology
Drainage networks
Groundwater dynamics
Secondary currents in open channels
Erosion patterns
Wetting, moving contact line


Laplacian networks: Growth, local symmetry, and shape optimization, O. Devauchelle, P. Szymczak, M. Pecelerowicz, Y. Cohen, H. J. Seybold, D. H. Rothman, Physical Review E, 95, 2017 [pdf arXiv]

A single width-discharge regime relationship for individual threads of braided and meandering rivers from the Himalayan Foreland, Kumar Gaurav, S Tandon, Olivier Devauchelle, Rajiv Sinha, François Métivier, Geomorphology, 295, 126-133, 2017 [pdf HAL]

Self-similar growth of a bimodal laboratory fan, Pauline Delorme, Vaughan Voller, Chris Paola, Olivier Devauchelle, Éric Lajeunesse, Laurie Barrier, François Métivier, Earth Surface Dynamics, 5, 239-252, 2017 [pdf HAL]

Laboratory rivers: Lacey's law, threshold theory, and channel stability, François Métivier, Eric Lajeunesse, Olivier Devauchelle, Earth Surface Dynamics, 5, 187-198, 2017 [pdf HAL]

Geometry of meandering and braided gravel-bed threads from the Bayanbulak Grassland, Tianshan, P. R. China, François Métivier, Olivier Devauchelle, Hugo Chauvet, Eric Lajeunesse, Patrick Meunier, Peter Ashmore, Koen Blanckaert, Zhi Zhang, Yuting Fan, Youcun Liu, Zhibao Dong, Baisheng Ye, Earth Surface Dynamics, 4, 273-283, 2016 [pdf HAL]

Morphology of the Kosi megafan channels, K. Gaurav, F. Métivier, O. Devauchelle, R. Sinha, H Chauvet, M. Houssais, H. Bouquerel, Earth Surface Dynamics, 3, 321-331, 2015 [pdf HAL]

Path selection in the growth of rivers, Yossi Cohen, Olivier Devauchelle, Hansjörg F. Seybold, Robert S. Yi, Piotr Szymczak, Daniel H. Rothman, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112, 14132-14137, 2015 [pdf arXiv]

Laboratory alluvial fans in one dimension, L. Guerit, F. Métivier, O. Devauchelle, E. Lajeunesse, L. Barrier, Physical Review E : Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 90, 022203, 2014 [pdf HAL]

Experimental investigation on self-channelized erosive gravity currents, P. Weill, E. Lajeunesse, O. Devauchelle, F. Métivier, A. Limare, B. Chauveau, D. Mouazé, Journal of Sedimentary Research, 84, 487-498, 2014

Diffusive evolution of experimental braided rivers, M. D. Reitz, D. J. Jerolmack, E. Lajeunesse, O. Devauchelle, F. Métivier, Phys. Rev. E, 89, 052809, 2014

Erosive effects of the storm Helena (1963) on Basse Terre Island (Guadeloupe -- Lesser Antilles Arc), Pascal Allemand, Christophe Delacourt, Eric Lajeunesse, Olivier Devauchelle, François Beauducel, Geomorphology, 206, 79-86, 2014

Recirculation cells in a wide channel, Hugo Chauvet, Olivier Devauchelle, François Métivier, Eric Lajeunesse, Angela Limare, Physics of Fluids, 26, 17-p., 2014 [pdf HAL]

Response of a laboratory aquifer to rainfall, A. Guérin, O. Devauchelle, E. Lajeunesse, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 759, R1, 2014 [pdf HAL]

Cross-stream diffusion in bedload transport, Grégoire Seizilles, Eric Lajeunesse, Olivier Devauchelle, Michael Bak, Physics of Fluids, 26, 013302, 2014 [pdf HAL]

Tracer dispersion in bedload transport, E Lajeunesse, O Devauchelle, M Houssais, G Seizille, Advances in Geosciences, 37, 1-6, 2013 [pdf HAL]

Bifurcation dynamics of natural drainage networks, A. P. Petroff, O. Devauchelle, H. Seybold, D. H. Rothman, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 371, 20120365-20120365, 2013

Width of laminar laboratory rivers, G. Seizilles, O. Devauchelle, E. Lajeunesse, F. Métivier, Physical Review E : Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 87, 2013 [pdf HAL]

Four remarks on the growth of channel networks, Ap Petroff, O Devauchelle, A Kudrolli, Dh Rothman, Comptes Rendus Géoscience, 344, 33-40, 2012 [pdf HAL]

Ramification of stream networks, O Devauchelle, Ap Petroff, H F Seybold, Dh Rothman, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, 20832-20836, 2012 [pdf HAL]

Shape and dynamics of seepage erosion in a horizontal granular bed, Michael Berhanu, Alexander Petroff, Olivier Devauchelle, Arshad Kudrolli, Daniel H. Rothman, Physical Review E : Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 86, 041304, 2012 [pdf arXiv]

Bedforms in a turbulent stream: ripples, chevrons and antidunes, Bruno Andreotti, Philippe Claudin, Olivier Devauchelle, Orencio Durán, Antoine Fourrière, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 690, 94-128, 2011 [pdf HAL]

Longitudinal profile of channels cut by springs, O. Devauchelle, A. P. Petroff, A. E. Lobkovsky, D. H. Rothman, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 667, 38-47, 2011 [pdf HAL]

Geometry of valley growth, A. Petroff, O. Devauchelle, D. M. Abrams, A. Lobkovsky, A. Kudrolli, D. H. Rothman, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 673, 245-254, 2011 [pdf arXiv]

Stability of bedforms in laminar flows with free surface: from bars to ripples, O. Devauchelle, L. Malverti, 'E. Lajeunesse, P.-Y. Lagree, C. Josserand, K.-D. Nguyen Thu-Lam, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 642, 329-348, 2010 [pdf HAL]

Rhomboid beach pattern: A laboratory investigation, O Devauchelle, L Malverti, É Lajeunesse, Christophe Josserand, Pierre-Yves Lagrée, F Metivier, Journal of Geophysical Research : Earth Surface, 115, F02017, 2010 [pdf HAL]

Mobile bank conditions for laminar microrivers, Olivier Devauchelle, Christophe Josserand, Pierre-Yves Lagrée, Stéphane Zaleski, Comptes Rendus Géoscience, 340, 732-740, 2008 [pdf HAL]

Forced dewetting on porous media, Olivier Devauchelle, Christophe Josserand, Stéphane Zaleski, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 574, 343-364, 2007 [pdf HAL] [pdf arXiv]

Morphodynamic modeling of erodible laminar channels, Olivier Devauchelle, Christophe Josserand, Pierre-Yves Lagrée, Stéphane Zaleski, Physical Review E : Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 76, 056318, 2007 [pdf HAL]


Étude expérimentale de l'érosion par un courant de densité : un analogue de l'incision axiale des canyons sous-marins ?, P. Weill, E. Lajeunesse, B. Chauveau, O. Devauchelle, F. Métivier, A. Limare, D. Mouazé, 14ème congrès français de sédimentologie, 413, 2013

Dissolution in a porous rock: effect on the concentration–discharge relationships, O Devauchelle, F Métivier, E Lajeunesse, J Gaillardet, J.F. Didon, Youcun Liu, Baisheng Ye, River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics, 2011 [pdf HAL]

A new simple integral technique to analyze bedload transport data, F. Métivier, C. Narteau, E. Lajeunesse, O Devauchelle, Y Liu, B. Ye, River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics, 378-387, 2011 [pdf HAL]


My Ph.D. thesis (in French)