At the end of last year, we organized a four-session workshop for all the drone enthusiasts and builders who were interested in learning simulation to better design their products.
With more than 200 participants engaging in the workshop, we demonstrated how different development areas of an existing drone design can be investigated from both real-world and simulation perspectives.
With the opportunity to watch the recorded webinars, read the discussions on the forum, and even use existing simulations from the Public Projects Library, you can perform your own tests and optimizations, and use the SimScale cloud-based engineering simulation platform to design and develop a better drone.
To discover all the simulation features provided by SimScale, download the document below.
Sessions of the Drone Workshop
The first session focused on the optimization of the drone’s propeller. We investigated two different designs that differentiate the propeller’s shape, pitch, and housing.
The second session focused on structural simulations of assemblies. This session included an introduction to the fundamentals of FEA and some advanced features like contact definition, ramping, and the influence of mesh refinement on the final simulation result. In this webinar, we analyzed how the load of the propeller will deform the drone’s arm.
The topic of the third session was a virtual drop crash simulation. Simulating the impact of the drone for several velocities helped us to determine the critical falling velocity for the design.
In the fourth session of our workshop, we investigated the impact of vibrations.
Next Challenge for Drone Enthusiasts
The journey has been fun so far, and we promise to make it even more interesting this year with contests, workshops, resources and more for drone companies, designers and makers in general.
In the meantime, stay tuned for our next Drone Challenge, which will give you the opportunity to win your own 3D-printed drone. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to make sure you don’t miss the start!