Volume 74, Number 5, June 2006
|Page(s)||909 - 915|
|Section||Interdisciplinary physics and related areas of science and technology|
|Published online||26 April 2006|
Viscous force exerted on a foam at a solid boundary: Influence of the liquid fraction and of the bubble size
GMCM UMR 6626, Université Rennes I - 35042 Rennes cedex, France
Accepted: 30 March 2006
We study experimentally the pressure drop needed to push a bubble train in a millimetric channel, as a function of the velocity. For dry liquid foams, the influence of the amount of liquid and of the bubble size is pointed out and we predict theoretically that this influence is closely related to the power law obtained for the force/velocity relation. This model is in fair agreement with our experimental data and provides a new interpretation of previous results.
PACS: 83.50.Ha – Flow in channels / 83.80.Iz – Emulsions and foams / 83.85.Jn – Viscosity measurements
© EDP Sciences, 2006
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