We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us. —Albert Einstein

BIonic

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Wing

 

The Project

Bionic Flying Wing combines steering concepts inspired by nature with the morphing of structures. We aim to deform the wings in a controlled fashion to replace conventional control surfaces on the airplanes of tomorrow.

Our Goals

  • Demonstrate the feasibility of morphing concepts in aerospace applications

  • A wingspan of 3 meters, a cruise speed of 108 km/h and a max. speed of 144 km/h

  • A controlled and targeted deformation of wing structures as a replacement for discrete control surfaces

Our vision for the future

  • Reduced energy consumption and less noise through the drag-efficient design behind the flying wing

  • Improved maneuverability through novel concepts of flight control.

  • Testing new concepts of flight control and construction in aviation. 

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our Team

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We are a team of eight ambitious engineering students at ETH Zürich with a shared passion for aviation. With our broad ranging interests covering many different engineering subjects we form a well rounded team.

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Andrin Widmer

Manufacturing

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Aurelio Liesch

Structures

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Hendrik van der Weide

aerodynamics

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Linus Kramer

System

Engineering

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Lukas Hofer

Testing &

Evaluation

Moritz Bischof

CAD

Nic Schätti

Public

Relations

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Simone Santini

Controls &

Mechatronics

Supervisors

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As one of the world’s leading universities, we at ETH Zürich are highly committed to the development of sustainable aerospace technologies. I am delighted that eight outstanding focus students have accepted the challenge and are committing with their enthusiasm, knowledge and creativity to the success of this project. In this endeavour, the focus team is supported by experts and has access to the top infrastructure at ETH Zürich’s CMASLab.

Ermanni, Paolo, Prof. Dr.

Besler, Ilyas

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Schönsleben, Sven

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Müller, Markus

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Züst, Gian-Luca

Sponsors

Without the help of our sponsors a project like Bionic Flying Wing would be impossible to realize. We would like to thank all of our benefactors for materials, expertise, financial support and excellent collaboration.

Gold

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Silver

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Bronze

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