BEHA R&D office – Swansea University
The concept BEHA design went through an initial analysis study at Cranfield University and the College of Aeronautics to assess the three wing configuration.
With the assistance of an Innovate UK grant, the University studied the innovative wing configuration via Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and confirmed the performance capabilities of the design.
This initial design concept was then taken and optimised over the following year and the design seen today is a result of that work.
The responsibility for the further design optimisation of the airframe has now passed to Swansea University, under the leadership of Dr Ben Evans, Associate Professor is Aerospace Engineering.
Ben is one of the UK’s leading aerodynamicists and his work on the Bloodhound SSC land speed record car, is set to see a car break the 1000 mph mark within the next couple of years.
With exceptional facilities at the new Swansea Bay campus, Dr Evans has already begun the design optimisation process and Faradair® has committed to creating an R&D office on site with first students and staff members being selected soon, to work on the programme.
Faradair® is delighted to be working with the University as the airframe completes it’s design optimisation process, giving students the opportunity to begin their aerospace careers with the company.