• Prof. McHugh has interests in fluid mechanics and applied math. He has held full-time positions at the David Taylor Research Center and the Transocean. He is a frequent visitor to the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and he has held visiting positions at the Air Force Geophysics Lab, the Jet Propulsion Lab, MIT, and University College London.

    Prof. McHugh is primary interested in analytical and computational solutions to physical problems. His current research topics include internal waves in the atmosphere of earth and other planets, origins of the deep ocean circulations, and non-linear waves on the surface of a fluid.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2017 Nonlinear evolution of a thin anodic filmProceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences.  473:20160930-20160930. 2017
    2015 Incidence and reflection of internal waves and wave-induced currents at a jump in buoyancy frequencyNonlinear Processes in Geophysics.  22:259-274. 2015
    2013 Large-Scale Circulation in a Rectangular Enclosure With Periodic Boundary TemperatureJournal of Fluids Engineering, Transactions of the ASME.  135:071201-071201. 2013
    2011 Internal waves in an unbounded non-Boussinesq flowApplied Mathematics Letters.  24:1069-1074. 2011
    2011 Velocity spectra and turbulence using direct detection lidar and comparison with thermosonde measurementsJournal of Geophysical Research.  116. 2011
    2008 Balloon Thermosonde Measurements over Mauna Kea and Comparison with Seeing MeasurementsPublications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.  120:1318-1324. 2008
    2008 Patterns in surface driven flowsPhysics of Fluids.  20:103602-103602. 2008
    2008 Large variations in balloon ascent rate over HawaiiJournal of Geophysical Research.  113. 2008
    2008 Mean flow generated by an internal wave packet impinging on the interface between two layers of fluid with continuous densityTheoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics.  22:107-123. 2008
    2002 The symmetric driven cavityPhysics of Fluids.  14:3179-3188. 2002
    2000 The onset of convection in horizontal cylindersQuarterly of Applied Mathematics.  58:425-436. 2000
    1999 The stability of a two-layer inviscid flow between an elastic layer and a rigid boundaryJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME.  66:197-203. 1999
    1998 Surface waves impinging on a vertical wallPhysics of Fluids.  10:324-326. 1998
    1995 The limit of wave propagation on the free surface of a viscous fluidJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME.  62:899-902. 1995
    1995 STABILITY AND WAVES ON A 2-DIMENSIONAL INVISCID SHEAR-FLOWComputers and Fluids.  24:369-376. 1995
    1994 SURFACE-WAVES ON AN INVISCID SHEAR-FLOW IN A CHANNELWave Motion.  19:135-144. 1994
    1993 FJORTOFT THEOREM FOR A PARALLEL FLOW WITH A FREE-SURFACEJournal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME.  60:249-250. 1993
    1988 THE STABILITY OF STATIONARY WAVES IN A WAVY-WALLED CHANNELJournal of Fluid Mechanics.  189:491-508. 1988

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2005 STARview: A multiresolution time series data visualizerProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 187-198. 2005
    2003 Nonlinear simulation of acoustic waves in thermoacoustic resonatorProceedings of the International Conference on Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements, CMEM. 371-380. 2003

    Teaching Activities

  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2019
  • Heat Transfer Taught course 2019
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2018
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2018
  • Heat Transfer Taught course 2018
  • Numerical PDE's Taught course 2018
  • Analytical Fluid Dynamics Taught course 2017
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2017
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2017
  • Heat Transfer Taught course 2017
  • Honors Seminar Taught course 2017
  • Numerical PDE's Taught course 2017
  • Analytical Fluid Dynamics Taught course 2016
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2016
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2016
  • Heat Transfer Taught course 2016
  • Heat Transfer/Honors Taught course 2016
  • Honors Seminar Taught course 2016
  • Numerical PDE's Taught course 2016
  • Analytical Fluid Dynamics Taught course 2015
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2015
  • Thermodynamics Taught course 2015
  • Analytical Fluid Dynamics Taught course 2014
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2014
  • Numerical PDE's Taught course 2014
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2014
  • Heat Transfer Taught course 2014
  • Heat Transfer Taught course 2014
  • Honors Seminar Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S., University of Michigan
  • Ph.D. Applied Mechanics, University of Michigan
  • Full Name

  • John McHugh