Dr Ed Brambley


  • 2011-present: Royal Society University Research Fellow, University of Cambridge
  • 2007-2011: Junior Research Fellow, Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge
  • 2004-2007: PhD, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 2003-2004: MMath (distinction, formerly Part III Mathematics), University of Cambridge
  • 2000-2003: BA (Hons) Mathematics (first class), University of Cambridge


Ed is a member of both the Waves and Solid Mechanics research groups in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP). His current research interests include aeroacoustics, wave interaction at fluid-solid interfaces, and the application of asymptotics to plasticity and metal forming.

Selected Publications

  • Khamis & Brambley, "Viscous effects on the acoustics and stability of a shear layer over a non-rigid wall", J. Fluid Mech., submitted 2016.
  • Brambley & Gabard, "Time-domain implementation of an impedance boundary condition with boundary layer correction", J. Comput. Phys., submitted 2016.
  • Brambley, "Optimized finite-difference (DRP) schemes perform poorly for decaying or growing oscillations", J. Comput. Phys., submitted 2015.
  • Khamis & Brambley, "Acoustic boundary conditions at an impedance lining in inviscid shear flow", J. Fluid Mech., 2016.
  • Minton, Cawthorn & Brambley, "An Asymptotic Approach to Asymmetric Rolling", Int. J. Mech. Sci., 2016.
  • Cawthorn, Minton & Brambley, "Asymptotic analysis of cold sandwich rolling", Int. J. Mech. Sci., 2016.
  • Brambley & Gabard, "Reflection of an acoustic line source by an impedance surface with uniform flow", J. Sound Vib., 2014.
  • Gabard & Brambley, "A full discrete dispersion analysis of time-domain simulations of acoustic liners with flow", J. Comput. Phys., 2014.
  • Brambley, "Surface modes in sheared boundary layers over impedance linings", J. Sound Vib., 2013.
  • Rienstra, Darau & Brambley, "The trailing vorticity field behind a point source in 2D incompressible linear shear flow", J. Fluid Mech., 2013.
  • Brambley, Darau & Rienstra, "The critical layer in linear-shear boundary layers over acoustic linings", J. Fluid Mech., 2012.
  • Brambley, Davis & Peake, "Eigenmodes of lined flow ducts with rigid splices", J. Fluid Mech., 2012.
  • Brambley, "Acoustic implications of a thin viscous boundary layer over a compliant surface or permeable liner", J. Fluid Mech., 2011.
  • Brambley, "A well-posed boundary condition for acoustic liners in straight ducts with flow" AIAA J., 2011.
  • Brambley, "Fundamental problems with the model of uniform flow over acoustic linings" J. Sound Vib., 2009.
  • Brambley & Peake, "Stability and acoustic scattering in a cylindrical thin shell containing compressible mean flow", J. Fluid Mech., 2008.
  • Brambley & Peake, "Sound transmission in strongly curved slowly varying cylindrical ducts with flow", J. Fluid Mech., 2008.
  • Brambley & Peake, "Classification of aeroacoustically relevant surface modes in cylindrical lined ducts", Wave Motion, 2006.