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Nicolas Mordant

Nicolas Mordant

Professeur des universités / Directeur adjoint
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Courriel : Nicolas.Mordant(A)
Bureau : K108
Équipe : EDT

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Research activities :

- Hydrodynamical turbulence

- Magnetohydrodynamics

- Wave turbulence

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Hassaini, R., Mordant, N., Miquel, B., Krstulovic, G., & Düring, G. (2019). Elastic weak turbulence: From the vibrating plate to the drum. Physical Review E, 99(3).
Obligado, M., Volk, R., Mordant, N., & Bourgoin, M. (2019). Preferential concentration of finite solid particles in a swirling von Karman flow of water. In Turbulent Cascade II.


Campagne, A., Hassaini, R., Redor, I., Sommeria, J., Valran, T., Viboud, S., et al. (2018). Impact of dissipation on the energy spectrum of experimental turbulence of gravity surface waves. Physical Review Fluids, 3(4).
Hassaini, R., & Mordant, N. (2018). Confinement effects on gravity-capillary wave turbulence. Physical Review Fluids, 3(9).
Polanco, J. I., Vinkovic, I., Stelzenmuller, N., Mordant, N., & Bourgoin, M. (2018). Relative dispersion of particle pairs in turbulent channel flow. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 71, 231–245.


Aubourg, Q., Campagne, A., Peureux, C., Ardhuin, F., Sommeria, J., Viboud, S., et al. (2017). Three-wave and four-wave interactions in gravity wave turbulence. Physical Review Fluids, 2(11).
Hassaini, R., & Mordant, N. (2017). Transition from weak wave turbulence to soliton gas. Physical Review Fluids, 2(9).
Mordant, N., & Miquel, B. (2017). Intermittency and emergence of coherent structures in wave turbulence of a vibrating plate. Physical Review E, 96(4).
Redor, I., Barthélemy, E., Michallet, H., & Mordant, N. (2017). Experimental investigation of 1D surface gravity wave turbulence. In European Turbulence Conference 2017 ETC16. Stockholm, Sweden.
Stelzenmuller, N., Polanco, J. I., Vignal, L., Vinkovic, I., & Mordant, N. (2017). Lagrangian acceleration statistics in a turbulent channel flow. Physical Review Fluids, 2(5).


Aubourg, Q., & Mordant, N. (2016). Investigation of resonances in gravity-capillary wave turbulence. Physical Review Fluids, 1(2).
Campagne, A., Alfredsson, H., Chassagne, R., Micard, D., Mordant, N., Segalini, A., et al. (2016). First report of the MILESTONE experiment: strongly stratified turbulence and mixing efficiency in the Coriolis platform. In VIIIth International Symposium on Stratified Flows (ISSF). San Diego, United States.


Aubourg, Q., & Mordant, N. (2015). Nonlocal Resonances in Weak Turbulence of Gravity-Capillary Waves. Physical Review Letters, 114(14).
Auliel, M. I., Miquel, B., & Mordant, N. (2015). Wave turbulence buildup in a vibrating plate. European Physical Journal B: Condensed Matter and Complex Systems, 88(10).
Torrano, I., Tutar, M., Martinez-Agirre, M., Rouquier, A., Mordant, N., & Bourgoin, M. (2015). Comparison of Experimental and RANS-Based Numerical Studies of the Decay of Grid-Generated Turbulence. Journal of Fluids Engineering, 137(6).


Miquel, B., Alexakis, A., & Mordant, N. (2014). The role of dissipation in flexural wave turbulence: from experimental spectrum to Kolmogorov-Zakharov spectrum. Physical Review E : Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 89, 062925.


Miquel, B., Alexakis, A., Josserand, C., & Mordant, N. (2013). Transition from wave turbulence to dynamical crumpling in vibrated elastic plates. Physical Review Letters, , 054302.


Berhanu, M., Verhille, G., Boisson, J., Gallet, B., Gissinger, C., Fauve, S., et al. (2010). Dynamo regimes and transitions in the VKS experiment. European Physical Journal B: Condensed Matter and Complex Systems, 77, 459.
Monchaux, R., Berhanu, M., Aumaître, S., Chiffaudel, A., Daviaud, F., Dubrulle, B., et al. (2010). The von Karman Sodium experiment: Turbulent dynamical dynamos. Physics of Fluids, 21(3), 035108.


Bourgoin, M., Berhanu, M., Gallet, B., Monchaux, R., Odier, P., Pinton, J. - F., et al. (2009). Bistability between a stationary and an oscillatory dynamo in a turbulent flow of liquid sodium. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 641, 217–226.


Aumaître, S., Berhanu, M., Bourgoin, M., Chiffaudel, A., Daviaud, F., Dubrulle, B., et al. (2008). The VKS experiment: turbulent dynamical dynamos. Comptes Rendus Physique, 9(7), 689–701.
Ravelet, F., Berhanu, M., Monchaux, R., Aumaître, S., Chiffaudel, A., Daviaud, F., et al. (2008). Chaotic dynamos generated by a turbulent flow of liquid sodium. Physical Review Letters, 101(7), 074502.


Berhanu, M., Monchaux, R., Fauve, S., Mordant, N., Pétrélis, F., Chiffaudel, A., et al. (2007). Magnetic field reversals in an experimental turbulent dynamo. EPL – Europhysics Letters, 77(5), 59001.
Monchaux, R., Berhanu, M., Bourgoin, M., Moulin, M., Odier, P., Pinton, J. - F., et al. (2007). Generation of a magnetic field by dynamo action in a turbulent flow of liquid sodium. Physical Review Letters, 98(4), 044502.