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Online platform to optimize the aerodynamics of 3d models

April 2020
Gallery AirShaper 1
Gallery AirShaper 1


AirShaper provides an automated online platform to analyze & optimize the aerodynamics of products & vehicles.

AirShaper is an online tool for optimizing the aerodynamics of products & vehicles. It can be used to reduce fuel consumption of vehicles, increase the range of UAVs, increase the performance of sporting equipment and reduce wind loads on solar panels. It aims at solving the typical barriers encountered with aerodynamics simulations. Indeed, to operate this Solution no expert knowledge is required, no capex cost are needed for hardware or software. AirShaper is a cloud Solution which delivers results in a matter of days, not weeks. Lastly, the price is fixed per simulation and has no monthly fees.

Label Date April 6, 2020
From Belgium
Maturity stage Small scale commercialization
Looking For Strengthen visibility/communications; Partnerships; New clients

Implementation Stories

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Implemented by Aptera Motors in California (États-Unis) in 2022

The solar electric vehicle Aptera used the solution AirShaper to improve aerodynamics. They created a 3D design space around selected areas on the car where modifications could be made. The Aerodynamic Shape Optimization algorithm then automatically morphed the 3D model to reduce the total drag on the car.


The energy consumption of the vehicle was reduced by 3-4%. That saves 3-4Wh per mile for this specific vehicle. For a mileage of 50.000 miles per year, that means a 150-200 kWh savings - per vehicle, per year.


The environmental benefits

  • Cut CO2 emissions by reducing aerodynamic drag of ground, water & air vehicles
  • Assess & optimize wind loads on & performance of renewable energy systems
  • Fully automated workflow capable of working with any 3D model
  • Making a coach bus 20% more efficient will cut fuel consumption by 10%.
  • A single optimized truck can reduce its C02 emissions as much as 15 tons per year.

The Financial benefits

  • Vehicles: a 20% cut in aerodynamic drag results in roughly a 15% reduction in fuel consumption for road vehicles
  • Renewable energy: reducing wind loads increases the number of suitable/profitable locations for solar and mapping wind patterns helps to optimize wind energy performance

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Company Profile


AirShaper is a Belgian startup offering automated online aerodynamics simulations.

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Headquarters 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
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