Drone Design Workshop

Learn how to improve a drone with engineering simulation

About this workshop

The growing community of private DIY Drone designers and manufacturers has inspired us to create a workshop series focusing on the simulation of a drone design. The series is directed to makers and drone enthusiasts, who want to learn how to modify and optimize their own drone design.

Participants will receive a hands-on, interactive introduction to the application of engineering simulation in DIY Drone Design, and will learn from top experts how to leverage the free, cloud-based SimScale platform for their own projects and designs.

Submitting all three homework assignments will qualify you for a Certificate of Completion. All participants will get free access to SimScale with all the required simulation features. There is no prior knowledge or software required to join this webinar series.

Enroll in the Course

The workshop has ended – you can now take the course on-demand in the SimScale Academy.

Meet your Instructor

Session 1 - Aerodynamics & Propeller Design

May 11th 2017 5:00 p.m. CEST/11:00 a.m. EDT

In the first session, we will talk about to the fundamentals of aerodynamics and propeller design. You will learn how to predict the performance of your design using fluid flow simulations. Following this, you will design your own propeller as part of the homework.

Session 2 - Structural Simulation

May 18th 2017 5:00 p.m. CEST/11:00 a.m. EDT

The second session of the drone workshop introduces our participants to structural simulations of assemblies which can be very challenging. Beside this, we will also discuss strategies for lightweight design and how to apply them to your own models.

Session 3 - Drop Analysis

May 25th 2017 5:00 p.m. CEST/11:00 a.m. EDT

The third and last session is dedicated to the simulation of a drop crash. Simulating the impact of the drone for several velocities will help you understand the critical falling velocity of your design.