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Olivier Devauchelle

Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
1 rue Jussieu, 75238 Paris, France
Phone: +33 1 83 95 77 01

Université de Paris
Laboratoire de Dynamique des Fluides Géologiques

Students & collaborations

Predrag Popović 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 H. Rothman Alexander P. Petroff Daniel Abrams Christophe Josserand Stéphane Zaleski Pierre-Yves Lagrée

Research interests

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


Entrainment and deposition of boulders in a gravel bed river, Pascal Allemand, Eric Lajeunesse, Olivier Devauchelle, Vincent J Langlois, Earth Surface Dynamics, 11, 21-32, 2023 [pdf HAL]

Viscous transfer of momentum across a shallow laminar flow, O. Devauchelle, P. Popović, E. Lajeunesse, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 932, 2022 [pdf HAL]

Gunwale bobbing, Graham P Benham, Olivier Devauchelle, Stephen W Morris, Jerome A Neufeld, Physical Review Fluids, 7, 074804, 2022 [pdf HAL] [pdf arXiv]

Sediment load determines the shape of rivers, Predrag Popović, Olivier Devauchelle, Anaïs Abramian, Eric Lajeunesse, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 118, e2111215118, 2021 [pdf HAL]

Flow and residence time in a two-dimensional aquifer recharged by rainfall, Valentin Jules, Eric Lajeunesse, Olivier Devauchelle, Adrien Guérin, Claude Jaupart, Pierre-Yves Lagrée, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 917, A13, 2021 [pdf HAL]

Laboratory rivers adjust their shape to sediment transport, A. Abramian, O Devauchelle, E. Lajeunesse, Physical Review E, 102, 2020 [pdf HAL]

Walkers in a wave field with memory, Olivier Devauchelle, Eric Lajeunesse, François James, Christophe Josserand, Pierre-Yves Lagrée, Comptes Rendus Mécanique, 348, 591-611, 2020 [pdf HAL]

Stream‐Discharge Surges Generated by Groundwater Flow, Adrien Guérin, Olivier Devauchelle, Vincent Robert, Thierry Kitou, Céline Dessert, Amélie Quiquerez, Pascal Allemand, Éric Lajeunesse, Geophysical Research Letters, 2019 [pdf HAL]

Streamwise streaks induced by bedload diffusion, Anaïs Abramian, Olivier Devauchelle, Eric Lajeunesse, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 863, 601-619, 2019 [pdf HAL]

Boltzmann Distribution of Sediment Transport, A. Abramian, O. Devauchelle, G. Seizilles, E. Lajeunesse, Physical Review Letters, 123, 014501, 2019 [pdf HAL] [pdf arXiv]

Advection and dispersion of bed load tracers, Eric Lajeunesse, Olivier Devauchelle, Francois James, Earth Surface Dynamics, 6, 389-399, 2018 [pdf HAL]

Growth and shape of a laboratory alluvial fan, Pauline Delorme, O. Devauchelle, L. Barrier, F. Métivier, Physical Review E, 98, 012907, 2018 [pdf HAL]

Symmetric rearrangement of groundwater-fed streams, Robert S. Yi, Yossi Cohen, Olivier Devauchelle, Goodwin Gibbins, Hansjörg F. Seybold, Daniel H. Rothman, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and physical sciences, 473, 2017

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]

The gravitas of gravitational isotope fractionation revealed in an isolated aquifer, T. Giunta, O. Devauchelle, M. Ader, R. Locke, P. Louvat, M. Bonifacie, F. Métivier, P. Agrinier, Geochemical Perspectives Letters, 53-58, 2017

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]

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]

A single width-discharge regime relationship for individual threads of braided and meandering rivers from the Himalayan Foreland, Kumar Gaurav, S K Tandon, Olivier Devauchelle, Rajiv K Sinha, François Métivier, Geomorphology, 295, 126-133, 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, Kumar Gaurav, François Métivier, Olivier Devauchelle, Rajiv Sinha, Hugo Chauvet, Morgane Houssais, Hélène Bouquerel, Earth Surface Dynamics, 3, 321-331, 2015 [pdf HAL]

Morphology of meandering and braided gravel-bed streams from the Bayanbulak Grassland, Tianshan, China, F. Métivier, O. Devauchelle, H. Chauvet, E. Lajeunesse, P. Meunier, K. Blanckaert, Z. Zhang, Y. Fan, Y. Liu, Z. Dong, B. Ye, Earth Surface Dynamics Discussions, 3, 1289-1316, 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 HAL] [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]

Diffusive evolution of experimental braided rivers, M. D. Reitz, D. J. Jerolmack, E. Lajeunesse, Angela Limare, O. Devauchelle, F. Métivier, Physical Review E : Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 89, 052809, 2014 [pdf HAL]

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]

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

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

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

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]

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

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 of the United States of America, 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 HAL] [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]


Bedload Transport in Laboratory Rivers: the Erosion-Deposition Model, Eric Lajeunesse, Olivier Devauchelle, F. Lachaussée, P. Claudin, Gravel Bed Rivers 8 - Gravel Bed Rivers and Disasters, 2015 [pdf HAL]

Transverse Diffusion in Bedload Transport, Olivier Devauchelle, Anais Abramian, Gregoire Seizilles, Eric Lajeunesse, APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (Fall) 2015, 14-pp., 2015

Étude expérimentale de l'érosion par un courant de densité : un analogue de l'incision axiale des canyons sous-marins ?, Pierre Weill, E. Lajeunesse, B. Chauveau, O. Devauchelle, F. Métivier, A. Limare, Dominique Mouazé, 14e Congrès Français de Sédimentologie, 413, 2013

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]

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


My Ph.D. thesis (in French)

LDFG seminar