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Christopher Kube

Assistant Professor

Department(s):

  • Engineering Science and Mechanics
  • Acoustics

407D Earth And Engineering Sciences Building

cmk6284@psu.edu

814-863-0570

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 Article

  • Yongfeng Song, Christopher Kube, Zuoxiang Peng, Joseph A. Turner and Xiongbing Li, 2019, "Flaw detection with ultrasonic backscatter signal envelopes", The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 145, (2), pp. EL142-EL148
  • Ed M Habtour, Daniel P Cole, Christopher 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, pp. 1045389X1982848
  • Yue Chen, Chi-Sing Man, Kazumi Tanuma and Christopher 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 Kube, 2018, "Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Materials at the US Army Research Laboratory", MATERIALS EVALUATION, 76, (7), pp. 959-965
  • Christopher 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 Kube, Andrea Paola Arguelles and Joseph A. Turner, 2018, "Ultrasonic backscatter from elongated grains using line focused ultrasound", ULTRASONICS, 82, pp. 79-83
  • Christopher 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 Kube, 2017, "Iterative solution to bulk wave propagation in polycrystalline materials", JOURNAL OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, 141, (3), pp. 1804-1811
  • Christopher 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 Kube, Joseph A. Turner and Xiongbing Li, 2017, "Statistics associated with the scattering of ultrasound from microstructure", ULTRASONICS, 80, pp. 58-61
  • Christopher 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 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 Kube, 2016, "Attenuation of laser generated ultrasound in steel at high temperatures; comparison of theory and experimental measurements", ULTRASONICS, 70, pp. 238-240
  • Christopher Kube and Andrea Paola Arguelles, 2016, "Bounds and self-consistent estimates of the elastic constants of polycrystals", COMPUTERS & GEOSCIENCES, 95, pp. 118-122
  • Christopher Kube, 2016, "Elastic anisotropy of crystals", AIP ADVANCES, 6, (9)
  • Christopher Kube, de Jong and Maarten, 2016, "Elastic constants of polycrystals with generally anisotropic crystals", JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 120, (16)
  • Christopher Kube and Joseph A. Turner, 2016, "Estimates of Nonlinear Elastic Constants and Acoustic Nonlinearity Parameters for Textured Polycrystals", JOURNAL OF ELASTICITY, 122, (2), pp. 157-177
  • Andrea Paola Arguelles, Christopher 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 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 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 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 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 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 Kube and Joseph A. Turner, 2015, "Ultrasonic attenuation in polycrystals using a self-consistent approach", WAVE MOTION, 57, pp. 182-193
  • Ping Hu, Christopher 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 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 Proceeding

  • Christopher Kube, Andrea Paola Arguelles and Brandon McWilliams, 2018, "On the Harmonic Scattering Amplitudes from a Nonlinear Elastic Spherical Inclusion", 44TH ANNUAL REVIEW OF PROGRESS IN QUANTITATIVE NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION, VOL 37, 1949
  • Christopher Kube and Joseph A. Turner, 2015, "Voigt, Reuss, Hill, and Self-Consistent Techniques for Modeling Ultrasonic Scattering", 41ST ANNUAL 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

Other

  • Christopher Kube, 2015, "Acoustic attenuation coefficients for polycrystalline materials containing crystallites of any symmetry class (vol 137, pg EL476, 2015)", JOURNAL OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, 138, (2), pp. 976-976

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