MTA-BME Research Group

Development of a stiff winged drone based on innovative and novel design and creation of required competences

Project ID:
Supported by:
Nemzeti Kutatási, Fejlesztési és Innovációs Hivatal (NKFIH)
1 February 2020 - 31 January 2023
Supervisor (BME):
Dr. Gábor Szebényi
Participant researchers (BME):
Dr. Szebényi Gábor
Dr. Mezey Zoltán Tamás
Magyar Balázs
Hliva Viktor
Vermes Brúnó
Consortium partners (BME):
Mould Tech Mérnöki Iroda Kft.

Project summary

Within the framework of the project, the consortium created by Mold Tech Kft. and BME will create a multi-purpose rigid wing drone based on innovative and novel solutions and the competencies necessary for the development . Mold Tech Kft. Has practical practical experience, a competitive technical development team, which has subtractive machining methods, additive manufacturing technologies and experience in topological optimization in several ways. In 2014, the company was recognized with the Deloitte Automotive Award. The other member of the consortium (BME) can ensure the level of research essential for the success of the project by building on the flight, structure knowledge and materials science competencies required for the development of drones. The consortium has state-of-the-art 3D printing, composite and metal processing technology, and the necessary aeronautical, flow and measurement technology knowledge for successful project implementation. The project will also include research on novel composite materials and their associated special layer and shell structures. Within this, a particularly important research area will be the effect of composite inerts on the structural stability of the rigid base structure, as well as the study of boundary load conditions, vibration effects and delamination. During the further flow analysis of the wing structure, we create at the final one, the optimal design, with which the development of a unique rigid wing drone that satisfies significant market needs.

Project results

Section 1
1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020
The main tasks carried out in the first phase of the project and the results achieved were as follows: Extensive material tests were performed on the composite materials used to make the drone to determine the properties of the materials that make up the laminates. From the results of the composite material tests, material cards were created for the finite element simulation. We built a finite element model to model the skeleton and shell structure of the drone. The model was validated experimentally. We assessed the possibilities of switching to resin film-based production. We have developed novel insert and insert fixation solutions using 3D printed elements.
The deformation data obtained from the validated finite element model of the drone

Section 2
1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021

Section 3
1 January 2022 - 31 January 2023

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