Imperial College London

Dr Shahid Mughal

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Lecturer in Applied Mathematics



+44 (0)20 7594 2648s.mughal Website




734Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Research Interests are in aspects of Hydrodynamic Stability Theory. Linear and Nonlinear Receptivity. Laminar-Turbulent Boundary Layer Transition and Flow Control Modelling.

  • Modelling Receptivity due to Natural Distributed Surface Roughness, Freestream Acoustic and Turbulence/Vortical induced Instabilities in Swept Wing Boundary-Layers.
  • Development of Physics Correct, Rapid Methods for Modelling Biglobal & Triglobal Disturbance Evolution in Three-Dimensional Boundary Layers. Advancing the Modelling of Instabilities arising in Properly Three-Dimensional Boundary-Layer Flows for Aerospace Applications.
  • Scientific Computing.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Raposo H, Mughal S, Ashworth R, 2018, Acoustic receptivity and transition modeling of Tollmien-Schlichting disturbances induced by distributed surface roughness, Physics of Fluids, Vol:30, ISSN:1070-6631

Thomas C, Mughal S, Ashworth R, 2017, Development of Tollmien-Schlichting disturbances in the presence of laminar separation bubbles on an unswept infinite wavy wing, Physical Review Fluids, Vol:2, ISSN:2469-990X

Xu H, Mughal SM, Gowree ER, et al., 2017, Destabilisation and modification of Tollmien-Schlichting disturbances by a three-dimensional surface indentation, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:819, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:592-620

Thomas C, Mughal S, Ashworth R, 2017, On predicting receptivity to surface roughness in a compressible infinite swept wing boundary layer, Physics of Fluids, Vol:29, ISSN:1070-6631

Ashworth R, Mughal S, 2015, Modeling three dimensional effects on cross flow instability from leading edge dimples, Iutam-abcm Symposium on Laminar Turbulent Transition, Vol:14, ISSN:2210-9838, Pages:201-210

Thomas C, Mughal SM, Gipon M, et al., 2016, Stability of an infinite swept wing boundary layer with surface waviness, AIAA Journal, Vol:54, ISSN:0001-1452, Pages:3024-3038

Mughal MS, 1998, Active control of wave instabilities in three-dimensional compressible flows, Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, Vol:12, ISSN:0935-4964, Pages:195-217


Raposo H, Mughal MS, Ashworth R, Acoustic Receptivity of Compressible Tollmien-Schlichting Waves with an Efficient Time-Harmonic Linearized Navier-Stokes Method, 2018 Fluid Dynamics Conference

Arthur M, Horton H, Mughal MS, 2009, Modeling of Natural Transition in Properly Three-Dimensional Flows, 39th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Mughal MS, Stability Analysis of Complex Wing Geometries: Parabolised Stability Equations in Generalised Non-Orthogonal Coordinates, 36th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit

Mughal MS, Hussaini YM, Goodrick SL, et al., Role of buoyancy and heat release in fire modelling, propagation, and instability, The fire environment--innovations, management, and policy

Mughal SM, Ashworth R, Uncertainty Quantification Based Receptivity Modelling of Crossflow Instabilities Induced by Distributed Surface Roughness in Swept Wing Boundary Layers, 43rd AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference

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