John P. McHugh

Phone: (603) 862-1899
Office: Mechanical Engineering, Kingsbury Hall Rm 306C, Durham, NH 03824
John McHugh


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

Courses Taught

  • IAM 962: Numerical PDE's
  • ME 503: Thermodynamics
  • ME 603: Heat Transfer
  • ME 707: Analytical Fluid Dynamics
  • ME 797: Honors Seminar
  • ME 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

McHugh, J. P., & Barkey, D. (2017). Nonlinear evolution of a thin anodic film. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Science, 473(2202), 20160930. doi:10.1098/rspa.2016.0930

McHugh, J. P. (2015). Incidence and reflection of internal waves and wave-induced currents at a jump in buoyancy frequency. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 22(3), 259-274. doi:10.5194/npg-22-259-2015

Sitarski, D., Lee, R. J., Saylor, J. R., & McHugh, J. P. (2013). Large-Scale Circulation in a Rectangular Enclosure With Periodic Boundary Temperature. Journal of Fluids Engineering, 135(7), 071201. doi:10.1115/1.4024011

McHugh, J. P. (2011). Internal waves in an unbounded non-Boussinesq flow. Applied Mathematics Letters, 24(7), 1069-1074. doi:10.1016/j.aml.2011.01.024

Dors, I., McHugh, J. P., Jumper, G. Y., & Roadcap, J. (2011). Velocity spectra and turbulence using direct detection lidar and comparison with thermosonde measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116(D1). doi:10.1029/2010JD014606

McHugh, J. P., Jumper, G. Y., & Chun, M. (2008). Balloon Thermosonde Measurements over Mauna Kea and Comparison with Seeing Measurements. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 120(874), 1318-1324. doi:10.1086/595871

McHugh, J. P. (2008). Mean flow generated by an internal wave packet impinging on the interface between two layers of fluid with continuous density. Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, 22(2), 107-123. doi:10.1007/s00162-008-0078-1

McHugh, J. P., Dors, I., Jumper, G. Y., Roadcap, J. R., Murphy, E. A., & Hahn, D. C. (2008). Large variations in balloon ascent rate over Hawaii. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113(D15). doi:10.1029/2007JD009458

McHugh, J. P. (1994). Surface waves on an inviscid shear flow in a channel. Wave Motion, 19(2), 135-144. doi:10.1016/0165-2125(94)90062-0

Mchugh, J. P. (1988). The stability of stationary waves in a wavy-walled channel. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 189(-1), 491. doi:10.1017/S0022112088001119

Most Cited Publications