Professor Nigel Peake

 

Career

  • 2015- Head of DAMTP.
  • 2003- Professor of Applied Mathematics.
  • 2000-2003 Reader in Fluid Mechanics.
  • 1994-2000 University Lecturer, joint between DAMTP and Cambridge University Engineering Department.
  • 1992-95 Royal Society University Research Fellow.
  • 1990- Fellow, Emmanuel College, Cambridge (Supernumerary Fellow 1990-93, Official Fellow 1993-2003, Professorial Fellow 2003- ).

Research

The aeroacoustics of turbomachinery and jets, hydroacoustics, stability of aerodynamics flows, vortex breakdown, structural vibration, fluid-structure interactions.

Selected Publications

  •  Clark I.A., Daly C.A., Devenport W., Alexander N.,  Peake N. , Jaworski J.W.  & Glegg S. 2016  Bio-inspired canopies for the reduction of roughness noise J. Sound Vib.,  10.1016/j.jsv.2016.08.027
  •  Nielsen, R. B. &  Peake, N 2016 Tunnelling effects for acoustic waves in slowly varying axisymmetric flow ducts.   J. Sound Vib.,  380, 180--191.
  •  Ayton, L. J.; Gill, J. R.  &  Peake, N. 2016 The importance of the unsteady Kutta condition when modelling gust-aerofoil interaction.  J. Sound Vib.,  378, 28--37.
  •   Morsbol, J. O.; Sorokin, S. V.; Peake, N. 2016 A WKB approximation of elastic waves travelling on a shell of revolution. J. Sound Vib.,  375, 162--186.
  •  Ayton L.J. & Peake N. 2016   Interaction of turbulence with the leading-edge stagnation point of a thin aerofoil  J. Fluid Mech., 798 , 436 – 456.
  •   Daly C.A.  and Peake N.  2015 Non-modal instability of annular Poiseuille–Couette flow. European  Journal of Mechanics,  B, 53, 148–159.
  •  Ayton L.J. & Peake N. 2015  On high-frequency sound generated by gust-aerofoil interaction in shear flow.     J. Fluid Mech., 766 , 297 – 325.
  •  Daly C. A., Schneider T.M.,  Schlatter P. & Peake N.  2014 Secondary instability and tertiary states in rotating plane Couette flow.  J. Fluid Mech., 761,  27-61.
  •  Robison R.A.R.  & Peake N. 2014 Noise generation by turbulence-propeller interaction in asymmetric flow. J. Fluid Mech., 758, 121-149.
  •   Barrow A., Garrett S.J.  & Peake N. 2014 Global linear stability of the boundary-layer flow over a rotating sphere . European Journal of Mechanics, B., 49, 301-307.
  •  Pier B. & Peake N. 2014  Global modes with multiple saddle points. European Journal of Mechanics, B, 49, 335-344.
  • Ayton L.J. & Peake N. 2013  On high-frequency noise scattering by aerofoils in flow.. J. Fluid Mech., 734 , 144 – 182.
  • Posson H. & Peake N. 2013  The acoustic analogy in an annular duct with swirling mean flow. J. Fluid Mech., 726 , 439 - 475
  • Lloyd, A. E. D. &  Peake, N. 2013 The propagation of acoustic waves in a slowly varying duct with radially sheared axial mean flow.  J. Sound Vib., 332(17), 3937-3946.
  • Jaworski, J. W.; Peake, N. 2013 Aerodynamic noise from a poroelastic edge with implications for the silent flight of owls. J. Fluid Mech., 723, 456-479.
  • Assier R.C. & Peake N.  2012 Precise description of the different far fields encountered in the problem of diffraction of acoustic waves by a quarter-plane. IMA J. Applied Math., 77(5), 605-625.
  • Brambley E. J.,  Davis A. M. J. &  Peake, N  2012  Eigenmodes of lined flow ducts with rigid splices. J. Fluid Mech., 690,  399-425.
  • Assier R.C. & Peake N.  2012 On the diffraction of acoustic waves by a quarter-plane. Wave Motion,  49, 64-82. 
  • Peake N & Parry A.B. 2012 Modern challenges facing turbomachinery aeroacoustics. Ann. Review Fluid Mech. 44, 227-248.
  • Veitch B. & Peake N. 2008 Acoustic propagation and scattering in the exhaust flow from coaxial cylinders. J. Fluid Mech., 613, 275--307.
  • Brambley E.J. & Peake N. 2008 Stability and acoustic scattering in a cylindrical thin shell containing compressible mean flow. J. Fluid Mech.}, 602, 403-426.
  • Brambley E.J. & Peake N. 2008 Sound transmission in strongly curved slowly varying cylindrical ducts with flow. J. Fluid Mech., 596, 387-412.
  • Heaton C.J. & Peake N. 2007 Transient growth in vortices with axial flow. J. Fluid Mech., 587, 271-301
  • Garrett, S.J. & Peake, N. 2007 The absolute instability of the boundary layer on a rotating cone. European Journal of Mechanics, B, 26, 344--353.
  • Heaton. C.J. & Peake, N. 2006 Algebraic and exponential instability of inviscid swirling flow. J. Fluid Mech., 565, 279-318.
  • Cooper, A.J. & Peake,N. 2006 Transient growth and rotor-stator interaction noise in mean swirling duct flow. J. Sound Vib., 295, 553--570.
  • Peake, N. & Sorokin, S. 2006 A nonlinear model of the dynamics of a large elastic plate with heavy fluid loading. Proc. Roy. Soc., 462, 2205 - 2224.
  • Sorokin, S. & Peake, N. 2006 On symmetry-breaking effects in propagation of waves in sandwich plates with and without heavy fluid loading. J. Sound Vib., 295, 114--128.
  • Brambley E.J. & Peake N. 2006 Classification of aeroacoustically relevant modes in cylindrically lined ducts. Wave Motion, 43(4), 301-310.
  • Cooper, A.J. & Peake, N. 2006 Rotor-stator interaction noise in swirling flow: stator sweep and lean effects. AIAA J., 44, 981--991.
  • Heaton. C.J. & Peake, N. 2005 Acoustic Scattering in a Duct with Mean Swirling Flow. J. Fluid Mech., 540, 189--220.
  • Peake, N. 2005 A note on `Computational aeroacoustics examples showing the failure of the acoustic analogy theory to identify the correct noise sources' by CKW Tam. J. Comp. Acoustics, 12, 631--634.
  • Cooper, A.J. & Peake, N. 2005 Upstream-radiated rotor-stator interaction noise in mean swirling flow. J. Fluid Mech., 523, 99--133.
  • Cooper, A.J., Parry, A.B. & Peake, N. 2004 Acoustic resonance in aeroengine intake ducts. ASME J. Turbomachinery, 126(3), 432--441.
  • Peake, N. 2004 On the unsteady motion of a long fluid-loaded elastic plate with mean flow. J. Fluid Mech.,507, 335--366.
  • Garrett, S.J. & Peake, N. 2004 The stability of the boundary layer on a sphere rotating in a uniform axial flow. European Journal of Mechanics, B, 23, 241--253.
  • Peake, N. & Kerschen, E.J. 2004 Influence of mean loading on noise generated by the interaction of gusts with a cascade: unsteady lift and downstream radiation. J. Fluid Mech., 515, 99-133.
  • Peake, N. 2004 On applications of high-frequency asymptotics in aeroacoustics. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond., 362, 673-696.
  • Spivack, O.R., Kinns R. & Peake, N. 2004 Acoustic excitation of hull surfaces by propeller sources. J. Marine Science & Technology 9(3), 109-116.
  • Garrett, S.J. & Peake, N. 2002 The stability and transition of the boundary layer on a rotating sphere. J. Fluid Mech., 456, 199-217.
  • Cooper, A.J. & Peake, N. 2002 The stability of a slowly diverging, swirling jet. J. Fluid Mech., 473, 389--411.
  • Keith, G.M. & Peake, N. 2002 High-wavenumber acoustic radiation from a thin-walled axisymmetric cylinder. J. Sound Vib., 255(1), 129--146.
  • Keith, G.M. & Peake, N. 2002 High-wavenumber acoustic radiation from a thin-walled scarfed cylinder. J. Sound Vib., 255(1), 147--160.
  • Evers, I. & Peake, N. 2002 On sound generation by the interaction between turbulence and a cascade of airfoils with non-uniform mean flow. J. Fluid Mech., 463, 25--52.
  • Peake, N. 2001 Nonlinear stability of a fluid-loaded elastic plate with mean flow. J. Fluid Mech., 434, 101--118.
  • Cooper, A.J. & Peake, N. 2001 Propagation of unsteady disturbances in swirling flow with axial variation. J. Fluid Mech., 445, 201--234.
  • Peake, N. & Cooper, A.J. 2001 Acoustic propagation in ducts with slowly-varying elliptic cross-section. J. Sound Vib., 243, 381--401.
  • Peake, N. & Sorokin, S. 2001 On the behaviour of fluid-loaded sandwich panels with mean flow. J. Sound Vib., 242, 597--617.
  • Sorokin, S. & Peake, N. Vibrations of sandwich plates with concentrated masses and spring-like inclusions. J. Sound Vib., 237(2), 203-222.
  • Evers, I. & Peake, N. 2000 Noise generation by airfoils interacting with high-frequency gusts in transonic flow. J. Fluid Mech., 411, 91-130.
  • Cooper, A.J. & Peake, N. 2000 Trapped acoustic modes in aeroengine intakes with swirling flow. J. Fluid Mech., 419, 151--175.
  • Peake, N. & Crighton, D.G. 2000 Active control of sound. Ann. Rev. Fluid Mech., 32, 137-164.