Forschungsprojekt

Skypull

Background

To properly address climate change and accelerate the transition from fossil fuels to renewables, new energy generation technologies are needed. They need to be reliable, efficient, scalable and provide enough low-cost energy to meet current and future demands. Skypull can provide a solution and proposes an innovative approach based on a new revolutionary type of flying vehicle that aims to maximise lift with minimal drag and enable autonomous operation: a "box" drone with Proles multi-element aerodynamics that features high aerodynamic performance, deterministic behaviour, intrinsic structural strength, low weight and low production costs. In short, we are helping to create a cleaner and more sustainable world.

Project goal

The objective of this innovation project is to apply various CFD tools and optimisation algorithms to Skypull's multi-body airfoil element to improve its aerodynamic design. This includes investigating the potential of the Lattice-Boltzmman method to accelerate the optimisation process through efficient parallel processing.