Projects per year
My research interest is to develop innovative composite products and manufacturing processes with high industrial impact by means of Axiomatic Design. As examples, three of my previous works are shown below (Please click the hyperlinks to see the images). My current research mainly focuses on novel automated fibre placement technologies for manufacturing defect-free complex composite parts. One of my invention 'Continuous Tow Shearing' technology is known as the world-first fibre placement technology that can steer the fibre paths without causing fibre buckling defects in manufacturing complex composite components. I'm also interested in applying this design methodology to various fields such as automotive, defence, marine, and machinery in conjunction with my knowledge on composite materials.
- Continuous Tow Shearing (CTS) (Breaking the coupling between steering radius and fibre wrinkling)
- Heavy-duty Composite Hemispherical Bearing for the suspension of a military tracked vehicle (Breaking the coupling between material strength and wear property)
- Composite Spherical Bearing solving the seizure problem of metal bearings (Breaking the coupling between interference fitting amount and friction torque)
External examiner for MSc in Aircraft Engineering, Cranfield University1 Oct 2020 → 30 Sep 2024
Member of Early Career Forum in Manufacturing Research, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council14 Apr 2016 → 13 Apr 2018
Structured keywords and research groupings
- ACCIS Core Team
Kim, B. C., Potter, K. D. & Weaver, P. M., 1 Aug 2012, In: Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. 43, 8, p. 1347-1356 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review149 Citations (Scopus)
Kim, B. C., Potter, K. D. & Weaver, P. M., 17 Jun 2013, 17th International Conference on Composite Structures (ICCS17).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)
Byung Chul (Eric) Kim (Advisor)Apr 2016 → …
Activity: Membership types › Membership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel