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Christopher Kube

Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Engineering Science and Mechanics
  • Acoustics
  • Center for Acoustics and Vibration

407D Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

cmk6284@psu.edu

814-863-0570

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Research Areas:

Dynamic Systems, Acoustics, and Vibrations; Emerging Manufacturing Processes for Materials, Tissues, and Devices; Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling, Computational Analysis; Structural and Human Health Monitoring

Interest Areas:

Broad interest in the study of ultrasound propagation and scattering in heterogeneous and microstructured materials. This interest spans a variety of material systems including metamaterials, composites, polycrystalline media, and polymeric materials with characteristics including strong property fluctuations, nonlinearity, incompressibility, and anisotropy. Applications include microstructure characterization, ultrasonic beam control, structural health assessment, and qualification of parts especially in the additive manufacturing domain.

 
 

 

Education

  • BA, Physics, Hastings College, 2008
  • MS, Engineering Mechanics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2011
  • Ph D, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2014

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Nancy Huang, Olivia J Cook, Robert L.W. Smith, Christopher M Kube, Andrea P Arguelles and Allison M Beese, 2022, "Effects of infiltration conditions on binder jet additively manufactured stainless steel infiltrated with bronze", Additive Manufacturing
  • Nancy Huang, Olivia J Cook, Robert L.W. Smith, Christopher M Kube, Andrea P Arguelles and Allison M Beese, 2022, "Use of ultrasound to identify microstructure-property relationships in 316 stainless steel fabricated with binder jet additive manufacturing", Additive Manufacturing, 150, pp. 102591
  • Christopher M Kube, Anubhav Roy, Daniel S Jensen and Darren W Branch, 2022, "A unifying model of weakly nonlinear elastic waves; large on large theory", The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 151, (2), pp. 1294-1310
  • Olivia J Cook, Nancy Huang, Robert L.W. Smithson, Christopher M Kube, Allison M Beese and Andrea Paola Arguelles, 2022, "Ultrasonic characterization of porosity in components made by binder jet additive manufacturing", Materials Evaluation, 80, (4), pp. 37-44
  • Christopher M Kube, 2022, "On the incompressible behavior in weakly nonlinear elasticity", Journal of Elasticity, 148, pp. 129-140
  • Christopher M Kube, Ricardo A Lebensohn, Zhangxi Feng and Matthew Cherry, 2022, "Resonant ultrasound spectroscopy for crystalline samples containing prestrain", Journal of Applied Physics, 131, pp. 225107
  • Christopher M Kube and Andrew N Norris, 2022, "Stress formulation of acoustoelasticty", Wave Motion, 114, pp. 103002
  • Anubhav Roy, Darren W Branch, Daniel S Jensen and Christopher M Kube, 2021, "propSym, a tool to establish relationships between property constants for any order material property tensor", Journal of Applied Crystallography, 54, (6), pp. 1894-1901
  • Christopher M Kube, Jared Gillespie and Matthew Cherry, 2021, "Influence of residual stress and texture on the resonances of polycrystalline metals", The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 150, (4), pp. 2624-2634
  • Jared Gillespie, Wei Yi Yeoh, Cang Zhao, Niranjan Parab, Tao Sun, Anthony D Rollett, Bo Lan and Christopher M Kube, 2021, "In situ characterization of laser-generated melt pools using synchronized ultrasound and high-speed X-ray imaging", The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 150, (4), pp. 2409-2420
  • Christopher M Kube and Andrew N Norris, 2021, "Stress formulation of elastic wave motion", JASA Express Letters, 1, (6), pp. 064001
  • Todd C Henry, Dan P Cole, Christopher M Kube, Sean J Fudger, Robert A Haynes, Jon-Erik Mogonye and Volker Weiss, 2020, "Evaluation of early fatigue signatures in lightweight aluminum alloy 7075", Experimental Mechanics, 60, pp. 205-216
  • Shuzeng Zhang, Liang Qin, Xiongbing Li and Christopher M Kube, 2020, "Propagation of Rayleigh waves on curved surfaces", Wave Motion, 94, pp. 102517
  • Yongfeng Song, Christopher M Kube, Jie Zhang and Xiongbing Li, 2020, "Higher-order spatial correlation coefficients of ultrasonic backscattering signals using partial cross-correlation analysis", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 147, (2), pp. 757-768
  • Yongfeng Song, Christopher M Kube, Zuoxiang Peng, Joseph A Turner and Xiongbing Li, 2019, "Flaw detection with ultrasonic backscatter signal envelopes", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 145, (2), pp. EL142-EL148
  • Ed M Habtour, Daniel P Cole, Christopher M Kube, Todd C Henry, Robert A Haynes, Frank Gardea, Tomoko Sano and Tiedo Tinga, 2019, "Structural state awareness through integration of global dynamic and local material behavior", Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 30, (9), pp. 1355-1365
  • Arnold C Vermeulen, Christopher M Kube and Nicholas Norberg, 2019, "Implementation of the self-consistent Kröner–Eshelby model for the calculation of X-ray elastic constants for any crystal symmetry", Powder Diffraction, 34, (2), pp. 103-109
  • Christopher M Kube and Andrea P Arguelles, 2019, "Pressure influence on elastic wave attenuation in polycrystalline materials", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 146, (6), pp. 4183-4189
  • Yue Chen, Chi-Sing Man, Kazumi Tanuma and Christopher M Kube, 2018, "Monitoring near-surface depth profile of residual stress in weakly anisotropic media by Rayleigh-wave dispersion", Wave Motion, 77, pp. 119-138
  • William H. Green, Jennifer M. Sietins and Christopher M Kube, 2018, "Nondestructive testing and evaluation of materials at the US Army Research Laboratory", Materials Evaluation, 76, (7), pp. 959-965
  • Christopher M Kube, Yi Shu, Adrian J. Lew and Daniel Galles, 2018, "Real-time characterization of laser-generated melt pools using ultrasound", Materials Evaluation, 76, (4), pp. 525-534
  • Christopher M Kube, Andrea Paola Arguelles and Joseph A. Turner, 2018, "Ultrasonic backscatter from elongated grains using line focused ultrasound", Ultrasonics, 82, pp. 79-83
  • Christopher M Kube and Andrew N. Norris, 2017, "Bounds on the longitudinal and shear wave attenuation ratio of polycrystalline materials (L)", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141, (4), pp. 2633-2636
  • Christopher M Kube, 2017, "Iterative solution to bulk wave propagation in polycrystalline materials", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141, (3), pp. 1804-1811
  • Christopher M Kube, 2017, "Scattering of harmonic waves from a nonlinear elastic inclusion", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141, (6), pp. 4756-4767
  • Yongfeng Song, Christopher M Kube, Joseph A. Turner and Xiongbing Li, 2017, "Statistics associated with the scattering of ultrasound from microstructure", Ultrasonics, 80, pp. 58-61
  • Christopher M Kube and Andrea Paola Arguelles, 2017, "Ultrasonic harmonic generation from materials with up to cubic nonlinearity", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 142, (2), pp. EL224-EL230
  • Shuzeng Zhang, Christopher M Kube, Yongfeng Song and Xiongbing Li, 2016, "A self-reciprocity calibration method for broadband focused transducers", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140, (3), pp. EL236-EL241
  • Christopher M Kube, 2016, "Attenuation of laser generated ultrasound in steel at high temperatures; comparison of theory and experimental measurements", Ultrasonics, 70, pp. 238-240
  • Christopher M Kube and Andrea Paola Arguelles, 2016, "Bounds and self-consistent estimates of the elastic constants of polycrystals", Computers & Geosciences, 95, pp. 118-122
  • Christopher M Kube, 2016, "Elastic anisotropy of crystals", AIP Advances, 6, (9), pp. 095209
  • Christopher M Kube, de Jong and Maarten, 2016, "Elastic constants of polycrystals with generally anisotropic crystals", Journal of Applied Physics, 120, (16), pp. 165105
  • Christopher M Kube and Joseph A. Turner, 2016, "Estimates of nonlinear elastic constants and acoustic nonlinearity parameters for textured polycrystals", Journal of Elasticity, 122, pp. 157-177
  • Andrea Paola Arguelles, Christopher M Kube, Ping Hu and Joseph A. Turner, 2016, "Mode-converted ultrasonic scattering in polycrystals with elongated grains", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 140, (3), pp. 1570-1580
  • Christopher M Kube and Joseph A. Turner, 2016, "Stress-dependent ultrasonic scattering in polycrystalline materials", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 139, (2), pp. 811-824
  • Christopher M Kube and Joseph A. Turner, 2015, "Acoustic attenuation coefficients for polycrystalline materials containing crystallites of any symmetry class", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137, (6), pp. EL476-EL482
  • Christopher M Kube and Joseph A. Turner, 2015, "Acoustic nonlinearity parameters for transversely isotropic polycrystalline materials", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137, (6), pp. 3272-3280
  • Christopher M Kube, Andrea Paola Arguelles and Joseph A. Turner, 2015, "On the acoustoelasticity of polycrystalline materials", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138, (3), pp. 1498-1507
  • Christopher M Kube and Joseph A. Turner, 2015, "Stress-dependent second-order grain statistics of polycrystals", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138, (4), pp. 2613-2625
  • Christopher M Kube and Joseph A. Turner, 2015, "Ultrasonic attenuation in polycrystals using a self-consistent approach", Wave Motion, 57, pp. 182-193
  • Ping Hu, Christopher M Kube, Lucas W Koester and Joseph A Turner, 2013, "Mode-converted diffuse ultrasonic backscatter", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 134, (2), pp. 982-990
  • Christopher M Kube, Hualong Du, Goutam Ghoshal and Joseph A. Turner, 2012, "Stress-dependent changes in the diffuse ultrasonic backscatter coefficient in steel: Experimental results", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 132, (1), pp. EL43-EL48

Conference Proceedings

  • Huijing He and Christopher Kube, 2020, "On the weakness of a multiple scattering theory for weak ultrasound scattering", Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, Acoustical Society of America, 38, pp. 045021
  • Arnold C Vermeulen, Christopher Kube and Nicolas N Norberg, 2018, "Implementation of the self-consistent Kröner-Eshelby model for the calculation of X-ray elastic constants for any crystal symmetry", 62
  • Christopher Kube, Andrea Paola Arguelles and Brandon McWilliams, 2018, "On the harmonic scattering amplitudes from a nonlinear elastic spherical inclusion", Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Vol 37, 1949, pp. 070004
  • Christopher Kube and Joseph A. Turner, 2015, "Voigt, Reuss, Hill, and Self-Consistent Techniques for Modeling Ultrasonic Scattering", Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Vol 34, 1650, pp. 926-934
  • Christopher Kube, Mahmood Fateh, Goutam Ghoshal and Joseph A. Turner, 2012, "Measurement of thermally induced stresses in continuously welded rail through diffuse ultrasonic backscatter", Review of Progress In Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Vols 31a and 31b, 1430, pp. 1673-1680

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Founded in 1965, Penn State's Graduate Program in Acoustics has become the leading resource for graduate education in acoustics in the United States. The interdisciplinary program leads to the degrees: Master of Engineering in Acoustics (M.Eng.), Master of Science in Acoustics (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy in Acoustics (Ph.D.)

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