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My research interest is to develop innovative composite products and manufacturing processes with high industrial impact by means of Axiomatic Design. 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. This technology has been successfully commercialised through a spin-out company iCOMAT that I co-founded. I'm also interested in applying the Axiomatic Design approach 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)
Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy
Award Date: 1 Jun 2017
External examiner for MSc in Aircraft Engineering, Cranfield University
1 Oct 2020 → 30 Sept 2024
Co-founder & Chief Technology Advisor, iCOMAT Ltd
May 2020 → …
Member of Early Career Forum in Manufacturing Research, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
14 Apr 2016 → 13 Apr 2018
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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-review225 Citations (Scopus)
Manufacturing characteristics of the continuous tow shearing method for manufacturing of variable angle tow compositesKim, B. C., Weaver, P. M. & Potter, K., 1 Jan 2014, In: Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. 61, p. 141-151 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review110 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)
- 1 Membership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel
Byung Chul (Eric) Kim (Member)Apr 2016 → Feb 2020
Activity: Membership types › Membership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel