Swansea University

Swansea University

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.





Swansea University

  • Accredited degrees in a variety of engineering subjects
  • £120 million in research funding received since 2008
  • Outstanding teaching rated 5 star
  • Engineering is ranked 9th in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2018
  • Mechanical Engineering is ranked in World Top 100 (Shanghai Global Rankings)
  • Aerospace and Civil Engineering departments have been ranked in the World Top 200 (QS World University Rankings and Shanghai Global Rankings)
  • Chemical Engineering is ranked 6th in the UK (Times Good University Guide 2018)
  • Materials Engineering is ranked 8th in the UK (The Times Good University Guide 2018)
  • Sports Science ranked 9th in the UK and 1st for its Graduate Prospects (The Times Good University Guide 2018)
  • The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranks Engineering at Swansea as 10th in the UK for the combined score in research quality across the Engineering disciplines.
  • The Complete University Guide 2018 ranks our Research Quality as 7th in the UK