Séminaire de Mécanique d'Orsay

Le Jeudi 25 mars 2021 à 14h00 - Webinaire - le lien sera communiqué ultérieurement

Wall slip regimes of soft jammed suspensions

Marie Le Merrer
Institut Lumière Matière, CNRS - Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Univ. Lyon

Emulsions, foams or polymer microgel suspensions are jammed assemblies of soft deformable elements in a liquid matrix. At the macroscopic scale, they behave as yield stress fluids, intermediate between solids and liquids. Beyond this complex bulk rheology, such fluids also exhibit slip at the walls, due to sheared liquid lubrication layers between the soft spheres and the solid surface. Measuring and predicting the corresponding friction laws which relate slip velocity and wall stress is crucial for applications, but also provides information on the dissipation mechanisms. In particular, the coupling between hydrodynamics and the elastic or capillary deformation of the microstructure leads to non-linear friction regimes. In this seminar, I will present experimental results of wall friction of foams and polymer microgels. We evidence transitions in wall slip regimes, from non-linear to linear friction, when we vary either the confinement of the soft elements against the wall or their velocity. I will finally explain how we use fluorescent confocal microscopy to quantify the microgel size, to rationalize the wall slip behavior.

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