Han-Gyu Kim, Ph.D.

Han-Gyu Kim

Assistant Professor

Office: 316D Walker Engineering Building
hkim@ae.msstate.edu
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Education

 

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering and Mechanics), University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, June 2019
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering and Mechanics), University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, June 2017
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, December 2006

Dr. Han-Gyu Kim joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Mississippi State University (MSU) as an Assistant Professor in August 2021. A major thrust of his research is the development of multi-scale and multi-physics models for structural design and life prediction for high-speed aircraft. For this long-term project, he has been collaborating with the Structural Science Center at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio for the last seven years. His research has been supported by the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. He is continuing his collaboration with AFRL at MSU while extending his research spectrum into the mechanics of stitched composites and damage detection using unmanned aircraft systems in collaboration with the Advanced Composite Institute and Raspet Flight Research Laboratory. Dr. Kim earned his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering with a focus in Structural Engineering and Mechanics from the University of Washington in 2019 and then worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics at the university for the last two years. Prior to the academic career, he worked in industry for seven years. During the industry career, he had his business and technical proposals accepted for international infrastructure contracts and worked as a manager for a large-scale underground project.

Research Areas

  • Advanced composite materials
  • Aerostructures for hypersonic vehicles
  • Structural dynamics
  • Multiscale and multi-physics modeling
  • Damage induced by fracture and fatigue
  • Nondestructive damage evaluation

Teaching Areas

  • Elasticity
  • Structural analysis
  • Mechanical and structural dynamics
  • Computational and numerical analysis
  • Mechanics of composite materials
  • Fracture mechanics and fatigue

Taught Courses

Undergraduate Courses
  • EM 3213 Mechanics of Materials

Select Journal Publications

  • Han-Gyu Kim and Richard Wiebe (2020). Numerical investigation of stress states in buckled laminated composite plates under dynamic loading. Composite Structures (Elsevier, Impact factor: 5.1), 235, 111743. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.111743
  • Han-Gyu Kim and Richard Wiebe (2019). Experimental and numerical investigation of nonlinear dynamics and snap-through boundaries of post-buckled laminated composite plates. Journal of Sound and Vibration (Elsevier, Impact factor: 3.4), 439, 362-387.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2018.09.056
  • Han-Gyu Kim and Richard Wiebe (2017). Experimental nonlinear dynamics and snap-through of post-buckled composite plates. Nonlinear Dynamics, Volume 1: Proceedings of the 35th IMAC, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics 2017, 1, 21-35. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54404-5_3
  • Han-Gyu Kim and Richard Wiebe (2016). Experimental nonlinear dynamics of laminated quasi-isotropic thin composite plates. Nonlinear Dynamics, Volume 1: Proceedings of the 34th IMAC, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics 2016, 1, 29-36. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29739-2_4

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