Dr Jason Hughes

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



BSc. (Hons) Mathematics

PhD. in Applied Mathematics (Rheology)

Professional membership

Member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (MIMA)

Chartered Mathematician (CMath)



Teaching interests

Mathematical and numerical methods for mathematics and engineering students.
Use of mathematical software - Maple and Matlab.
Programming using mathematical software, such as Maple and Matlab.
Fluid dynamics.

I teach the following courses;-
MATH1606 - Numerical and Computational Methods
MATH238 - Engineering Analysis
MATH3610 - Fluid Dynamics

Stage one tutor and senior personal tutor.
Academic coordinator for PALS (Peer Assisted Learning Scheme).



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 CFX and Fluent Polyflow packages.
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.



Hughes J.P. and Graham D.I.
"Comparison of incompressible and weakly-compressible SPH models for free-surface water flows", Journal of Hydraulic Research, 48, pp105-117, 2010.

Martín-Grandes I., Hughes J.P., Simmonds D.J., Chadwick A.J. and Reeve D.E.
"Novel Methodology for One Line Model Calibration using Impoundment on Mixed Beach".  Proceedings of Coastal Dynamics 2009, Tokyo, Japan, 2009.

Hughes J.P., James P.W., Carne C. and Graham D.I.
"SPH modelling of viscous and non-Newtonian sloshing". Proceedings of 4th SPHERIC workshop, Nantes, France, 2009.

Graham D.I. and Hughes J.P.
"Accuracy of SPH viscous flow models".  International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 56(8), pp1261-1269, 2008.

Hughes J.P., Graham D.I., Reeve D.E, James P.W., Chadwick A.J. and Lawrence J.
"Wave impact simulations using incompressible weakly-compressible SPH models". Proceedings of 3rd SPHERIC workshop, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2008.

Hughes J.P., Graham D.I., James P.W., Lawrence J, Reeve D.E., Chadwick A., Obhrai C.
"SPH modelling of large wave impacts", presented at COPRI-ASCE Coastal Structures International Conference, Venice, 2007.

Hughes J.P. and Graham D.I.
"Accuracy of low Reynolds number computations using incompressible SPH", presented at 32nd Congress of IAHR, Venice, 2007.

Hughes J.P. and Graham D.I.
"Degradation and Instability of Incompressible SPH Computations of Simple Viscous Flows", presented at 2nd SPHERIC Workshop, Madrid, 2007.

Graham D.I. and Hughes J.P.
"Accuracy and stability of SPH viscous flow models”, presented at ICFD, Reading, 2007.

Graham D.I. and Hughes J.P.
"Absorbing re-reflected waves in SPH", presented at 1st SPHERIC Workshop, Rome, 2006.

James P.W., Hughes J.P., Jones T.E.R. and Tucker G.S.
"Numerical simulations of non-isothermal flow in off-axis rotation of a can containing a headspace bubble", Trans. IChemE, 84, Part A, pp311-318, 2006.

Hughes J.P., James P.W. and Jones T.E.R.
"Numerical simulations and experimental measurements of the isothermal flow in a model tubular heat exchanger", Proc. IMechE, Part E, Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, 220, pp109-119, 2006.

Hughes J.P., Shaw G.H., Tucker G.S., James P.W. and Jones T.E.R.
"Numerical simulations and experimental measurements of the flow in a multi-tube heat exchanger", Proc. IMechE, Part E, Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, 219, pp319-326, 2005.

Hughes J.P., Jones T.E.R., James P.W., Tucker G.S., Shaw G.H. and Bolmstedt U.
"The processing of medium viscosity foods in a multi-tube heat exchanger", presented at Eurotherm 77, Parma, 2005.

James P.W., Hughes J.P., Jones T.E.R., Tucker G.S. and Shaw G.H.
"Numerical simulations of the shell-side laminar flow in a tubular heat exchanger”, presented at NAFEMS World Congress, Malta, 2005.

James P.W., Azzopardi B.W., Wang Y. and Hughes J.P.
"A model for liquid film flow and separation in a wave-plate mist eliminator", Trans. IChemE, 83, Part A, 2005, pp469-477.

James P.W., Jones T.E.R. and Hughes J.P.
"The determination of apparent viscosity using a wide gap, double concentric cylinder", J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech., 124, 2004, pp33-41.

Hughes J.P., Jones T.E.R. and James P.W.
"Numerical simulation and experimental visualisation of the isothermal flow of liquids containing a headspace bubble inside a closed cylinder during off-axis rotation", Trans. IChemE, 81, Part C, 2003, pp119-128.

James P.W., Wang Y., Azzopardi B.W. and Hughes J.P.
"The role of drainage channels in the performance of wave-plate mist eliminators", Trans. IChemE, 81, Part A, 2003, pp639-648.

Hughes J.P., James P.W. and Jones T.E.R.
"Simulations of in-container mixing processes in axial and end over end rotations", presented at Conference on Industrial Food Processing: Experiments and Numerical Simulation, University of Plymouth, 2001.

James P.W., Hughes J.P. and Jones T.E.R.
"Numerical and experimental simulation of flow in rotating containers", NAFEMS International Journal of CFD Case Studies, 3, 2001, pp31-60.

Azzopardi B.J., James P.W., Wang Y., Hughes J., Layton J.S. and Walters K.
"Performance of wave-plate demisters", presented at 7th International Conference on Multiphase Flow in Industrial Plants (ANIMP), Bologna, 2000.

Jones T.E.R., Hughes J.P. and James P.W.
"Experimental and numerical simulation of the flow of Newtonian and non-Newtonian liquids in rotating cans", presented at 13th International Congress on Rheology, Cambridge, 2000.

Hughes J.P., James P.W. and Jones T.E.R.
"Experimental and numerical simulations of the flow of liquid foods in rotating cans", presented at 2nd International Symposium on Food Rheology and Structure, Zurich, pp239-243, 2000.

Hughes J.P., Davies J.M. and Jones T.E.R.
"Concentric cylinder end effects in controlled stress rheometry: part I: numerical simulation", J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech., 77, 1998, pp79-101.

Hughes J.P., Jones T.E.R and Davies J.M.
"End effects in concentric cylinder rheometry", presented at 12th International Congress on Rheology, Quebec, 1996.