Dr Jason Hughes
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Dr Jason Hughes

Lecturer in Mathematics

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Dr Jason Hughes can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Particle methods
  • Numerical methods
Biography

Biography

Qualifications

BSc. (Hons) Mathematics
PhD. in Applied Mathematics (Rheology)

Professional membership

Member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (MIMA)
Chartered Mathematician (CMath)
Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

Mathematical and numerical methods for mathematics and engineering students.
Programming using Python or mathematical software, such as Matlab.
Use of mathematical software - Maple and Matlab.
Fluid dynamics.
I teach the following courses;-
MATH1706 - Numerical Methods
MATH200 - Engineering Analysis
MATH3704 - Fluid Dynamics
Programme manager for undergraduate Mathematics programmes.
Academic coordinator for Mathematics PALS (Peer Assisted Learning Scheme).
Research

Research

Research interests

Application of numerical and analytical methods to the solution of a range of flow problems.
Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) - analysis of the method, development of codes to implement SPH and use for coastal engineering applications. 
Computational Fluid Dynamics - use of numerical methods to simulate fluid flows.
Industrial flow applications - in particular the flow and heat transfer in non-Newtonian fluids in food processing. 
Rheology - analysis and development of methods for characterising the rheological behaviour of materials.
Publications

Publications

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Zhu G, Hughes J, Zheng S & Greaves D (2023) 'Development of a two-dimensional coupled smoothed particle hydrodynamics model and its application to nonlinear wave simulations' Computers & Fluids 266, , DOI Open access
Zhu G, Samuel J, Zheng S, Hughes J, Simmonds D & Greaves D (2023) 'Numerical investigation on the hydrodynamic performance of a 2D U-shaped Oscillating Water Column wave energy converter' Energy , DOI Open access
Zhu G, Hughes J, Zheng S & Greaves D (2022) 'A Novel MPI-based Parallel Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Framework with Dynamic Load Balancing for Free Surface Flow' Computer Physics Communications , DOI Open access
Zhu G, Graham D, Zheng S, Hughes J & Greaves D (2020) 'Hydrodynamics of onshore oscillating water column devices: A numerical study using smoothed particle hydrodynamics' Ocean Engineering 218, 0-0 , DOI Open access
Hughes JP & Graham DI (2010) 'Comparison of incompressible and weakly-compressible SPH models for free-surface water flows' JOURNAL OF HYDRAULIC RESEARCH 48, 105-117 , DOI
Hughes JP, Jones TER & James PW (2006) 'Numerical simulations and experimental measurements of the isothermal flow in a model tubular heat exchanger' Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part E Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering 220 (2), 109-119 , DOI
James PW, Hughes JP, Jones TER & Tucker GS (2006) 'Numerical simulations of non-isothermal flow in off-axis rotation of a can containing a headspace bubble' Chemical Engineering Research and Design 84 (a4), 311-318 , DOI
Tucker GS, Emond SP, Hughes JP, Jones TER & James PW (2006) 'Maximising the headspace bubble action in rotary thermal processing of packaged foods' Food Manufacturing Efficiency 1, 25-33
James PW, Hughes JP, Jones TER & Tucker GS (2006) 'Numerical simulation of non-isothermal flow in off-axis rotation of a can containing a headspace bubble' Trans. IChemE 84, (Part A) 311-318
Hughes JP, Shaw GH, Tucker GS, James PW & Jones TER (2005) 'Numerical simulations and experimental measurements of the flow in a multi-tube heat exchanger' Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part E Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering 219 (4), 319-326 , DOI
James PW, Azzopardi BJ, Wang Y & Hughes JP (2005) 'A model for liquid film flow and separation in a wave-plate mist eliminator' Chemical Engineering Research & Design 83, (A5) 469-477
James PW, Jones TER & Hughes JP (2004) 'The determination of apparent viscosity using a wide gap, double concentric cylinder' Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics 124, (1-3) 33-41
Hughes JP, Jones TER & James PW (2003) 'Numerical simulation and experimental visualisation of the isothermal flow of liquid containing a headspace bubble inside a closed cylinder during off-axis rotation' Food and Bioproducts Processing 81 (c2), 119-128 , DOI
James PW, Wang Y, Azzopardi BJ & Hughes JP (2003) 'The role of drainage channels in the performance of wave-plate mist eliminators' Chemical Engineering Research & Design 81, (A6) 639-648
James PW, Hughes JP & Jones TER (2001) 'Numerical and experimental simulation of the flow in rotating containers' NAFEMS International Journal of CFD Case Studies 3, 31-60
Hughes JP, Davies JM & Jones TER (1998) 'Concentric cylinder end effects and fluid inertia effects in controlled stress rheometry: part I: numerical simulation (vol 77, pg 79, 1998)' JOURNAL OF NON-NEWTONIAN FLUID MECHANICS 80, (1) 89-89
Hughes JP, Davies JM & Jones TER (1998) 'Concentric cylinder end effects and fluid inertia effects in controlled stress rheometry: part I: numerical simulation' JOURNAL OF NON-NEWTONIAN FLUID MECHANICS 77, (1-2) 79-101 , DOI
Conference Papers
Zhu G, Hughes J, Zheng S & Greaves D (2021) 'A sph model with open relaxation boundary for wave generation and absorption' 31st International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference 6-/-0/20216-/-0/2021ISOPE 1612-1617 Publisher Site Open access
Zhu G, Hughes J, Zheng S & Greaves D (2021) 'Investigation of the hydrodynamic performance of an oscillating water column wave energy device using a smoothed particle hydrodynamics model' Open access
Wana R, Perez Del Postigo Prieto N, Hughes J, Graham D, Raby A & Whittaker C (2019) 'Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) Modelling of Tsunami Waves Generated by a Fault Rupture' ISOPE 2019 6-/-0/20196-/-0/2019Open access
Sdiq H, Graham DI & Hughes JP (2017) 'SPH Modelling of the Impact of a Flat Plate upon an Aerated Water Surface' International Society of Offshore & Polar Engineers, 2017 San Francisco 6-/-0/20176-/-0/2017Open access
Martín-Grandes I, Hughes J, Simmonds DJ, Chadwick AJ & Reeve DE (2009) '<b>106.</b> NOVEL METHODOLOGY FOR ONE LINE MODEL CALIBRATION USING IMPOUNDMENT ON MIXED BEACH' Coastal Dynamics 2009 - Impacts of Human Activities on Dynamic Coastal Processes WORLD SCIENTIFIC Publisher Site , DOI
Hughes JP, Graham DI, James PW, Lawrence J, Reeve DE & Chadwick A (2009) 'SPH MODELLING OF LARGE WAVE IMPACTS' Proceedings of the 5th Coastal Structures International Conference, CSt07 World Scientific Publishing Company Publisher Site , DOI
Graham DI & Hughes JP (2008) 'Accuracy of SPH viscous flow models' 1261-1269 , DOI
Hughes JP, Jones TER & Davies JM (1996) 'End effects in a concentric cylinder geometry' 391-392
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