Aerodynamics play a fundamental role in industrial UAV-based solutions. This discipline has been present and decisive throughout the history of aviation, since its beginning. While the weight of design usually does not fall within the aerodynamic field in unmanned aircraft intended for leisure, the specific needs of increased autonomy required for professional missions put aerodynamics at the center of the design process.
We offer hybrid solutions based on vertical take-off aircraft incorporating fixed-wing profiles to achieve significant increases in autonomy. We evaluate different alternatives of standard or specific profiles according to thrust-to-weight ratios and supported wing loads in an iterative process with different options, taking into account the shapes, sizes, and position of each of the elements involved (fuselage, tail, and wing).
By employing CFD techniques under different computational solutions, starting from the detailed 3D design that incorporates mechanical and structural details, we can obtain the most efficient solution for each of the designs, according to the mission to be performed.