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Byung H. Kim



  • B.S., University of California at Berkeley, 1978
  • M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980
  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983

Research Interests:

Professor Kim's area of research is in manufacturing of polymeric materials. In particular, his current research effort is being focused on minimizing residual stress and birefringence in injection molded parts. This research effort is being supported by NSF. Another research direction is devoted to obtaining an optimal solution by automatically searching the design and processing space of injection molding. Some of the searching methods are based on direct-search method, genetic algorithm, artificial neural network and Jordan's reverse mapping. This effort is being supported by NSF and Gillete Co. Other research effort includes development of flow simulation capability of multi-component injection molding processes. This project is supported by Gillete Co.
Please visit our Injection Molding Optimization Lab

Selected Publications:

  • B.H Lee and B.H. Kim, "Optimization of Part Wall Thickness to Reduce Warpage of Injection Molded Parts Based on the Modified Complex Method", Polymer Plastics Technology & Engineering Journal, 34(5), 793-811, 1995.
  • B.H.Kim and M.C. Ramesh, "Automatic Runner balancing of Injection Molds Using Flow Simulation", ASME Journal of Engineering for Industry, Vol. 117, No. 4 , 508-515, 1995.
  • B.H Lee and B.H. Kim, "Automated Design for the Runner System of Injection Molds based on Packing simulation," Polymer Plastic Technology & Engineering Journal, 35(1), 147-168 , 1996.
  • B.H Lee and B.H. Kim, "Automated Selection of Gate Location based on Desired Quality of Injection Molded Parts," Polymer Plastics Technology & Engineering Journal, 35(2), 253-269, 1996.
  • B.H. Lee and B.H. Kim., "Variation of Part Wall Thicknesses to Reduce Warpage of Injection Molded Part -Robust Design Against Process Variability", Polym. Plast. Technol. Eng., 36(5), 791-807, 1997.
  • J. Rioux, D. Yao, and B.H. Kim, "Characterization of the Weldline Strength in Terms Of Crack Growth Resistance in Injection Molded Thermoplastic Elastomers", Polym. Plast. Technol. Eng., Vol. 37, No. 3, 369-383, 1998.
  • Rakesh Sahu, D. Yao, and B.H. Kim, "Design Methodology for Mininizing Wargape", Plastics Engineering, Vol.54, No.5, 31-33, 1998.
  • D. Yao and B.H. Kim, "Direct Search-based Automatic Minimization of Weldlines in Injection Molded parts", Polym. Plast. Technol. Eng., Vol.37, No. 4, 509-525,1998.
  • D. Yao, B. Kim, J. Choi, and R. Brown, "Optimizing Injection Molding Toward Multiple Quality and Cost Issues", Polym. Plast. Technol. Eng., Vol, 38, No. 5, 955-966, 1999.

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Byung Kim
MIE Department
220 ELAB
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-2210
(413) 545-2005
(413) 577-2365

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