Up to 4% Reduced Fuel Consumption

Investigated and proven together with

Lufthansa Technik

& achieved for Business Jets

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Up to 4% Reduced Fuel Consumption

Up to 3% Increased Efficiency

achieved for Industrial Fans

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Up to 3% Increased Efficiency

Up to 0.3s Faster Lap Time

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Up to 0.3s Faster Lap Time

Reduce fuel consumption

with Riblets the cutting edge drag reduction system

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Reduce fuel consumption

Increase power output

with Riblet technology

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Improve your sustainability

with the world leader in Riblet technology

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REDUCE FUEL
CONSUMPTION


WITH REDUCTIONS OF FLUID-DYNAMIC DRAG THROUGH RIBLET STRUCTURES
With Riblets the cutting edge drag reduction system

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The world leading Riblets expert
bionic surface technologies is a global research and development company based in Graz, Austria, specialized in the development and optimization of surface textures and the testing and evaluation of these. The focus of BST lies on Riblet surfaces which are nano- or micro-structures to reduce fluid-dynamic drag.
General CFD analysis, as a substantial tool of modern engineering, is demanded across all industries and covered by BST with an additional specialization in pulp & paper, acoustics and microfluidics. The offerings of BST are complemented by testing and evaluating their surface texture solutions on in-house test facilities. A significant effort at BST is put into the further advancement of Riblet technology by conducting publicly- and self-funded research.

The world leading Riblets expert

bionic surface technologies is a global research and development company based in Graz, Austria, specialized in the development and optimization of surface textures and the testing and evaluation of these. The focus of BST lies on Riblet surfaces which are nano- or micro-structures to reduce fluid-dynamic drag.

General CFD analysis, as a substantial tool of modern engineering, is demanded across all industries and covered by BST with an additional specialization in pulp & paper, acoustics and microfluidics. The offerings of BST are complemented by testing and evaluating their surface texture solutions on in-house test facilities. A significant effort at BST is put into the further advancement of Riblet technology by conducting publicly- and self-funded research.

Our clients

Check out what the say
  • BST Riblet technology perfectly complements Nikon precision patterning capabilities, and BST’s vision for enhancing systems’ efficiency and conserving energy aligns well with our commitment to continually creating value in novel fields and solving societal challenges”, says Yuichi Shibazaki, Nikon Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Next Generation Project Division.
    Nikon

    Nikon

  • If you risk a daredevil stunt you need partners to rely on. BST´s expertise in CFD provided data to clarify whether such a risky stunt could even be realized and to determine how sensitive the aircraft responds to certain parameters. Furthermore, BST’s Riblets served as an important safety aspect in the Tunnel Pass Project. The Riblet surfaces were used to absorb and compensate ground-level turbulences in the air. The special structure of the Riblets and the tailor-made rudder tips increased the stability of the entire aircraft. BST´s engineers were extremely responsive and provided an exceptional level of service to meet the challenge.
    Red Bull Tunnel Flight

    Red Bull Tunnel Flight

What Others Say

  • Lufthansa
    “Certain teams in the Red Bull Air Race were successfully using sharkskin films to boost the performance of their racing planes. That made us curious and we started to investigate further. What we found surprised us even more. Behind that technology was an unusual couple from Graz (Austria): Bionic Surface Technology, a small high-tech startup specializing in high-fidelity flow simulations, […]”

    “As material experts, (Dr. Matthias Nolte) and as an aerodynamicist (myself) we were very skeptical, but for all the good questions we had, the Austrians came up with even better answers.”

    Dr. Kai-Christoph Pfingsten - Head of Production Engineering at Engine Services Lufthansa Technik

    Source: Pfingsten, K. (2021, 19. July). The AeroSHARK story - Part I. LinkedIn.
    Lufthansa
  • NIKON
    “BST's Riblet technology perfectly complements Nikon's precision patterning capabilities, and BST’s vision for enhancing systems’ efficiency and conserving energy aligns well with our commitment to continually creating value in novel fields and solving societal challenges”, says Yuichi Shibazaki, Nikon Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Next Generation Project Division.
    NIKON
  • ANDRITZ
    “We at ANDRITZ target to improve performance continuously. For many years BST has proved to be a reliable partner in optimizing our systems (e. g. headbox, inlet pipe, cross-flow distributor, dust extraction system etc.) by carrying out flow simulations and providing analytical engineering services. Through the years, BST`s service attitude has always been superb. At all times they met our expectations with prompt response times and specific solutions for our needs”, Thomas Kefer, Director of Technology and Start up, Pulp Drying Plants.
    ANDRITZ
  • Red Bull Tunnel Flight
    “If you risk a daredevil stunt, you need partners to rely on. BST´s expertise in CFD provided data to clarify whether such a risky stunt could even be realized and to determine how sensitive the aircraft responds to certain parameters. Furthermore, BST’s Riblets served as an important safety aspect in the Tunnel Pass Project. The Riblet surfaces were used to absorb and compensate ground-level turbulences in the air. The special structure of the Riblets and the tailor-made rudder tips increased the stability of the entire aircraft. BST´s engineers were extremely responsive and provided an exceptional level of service to meet the challenge”, says Dario Costa - Race & Stunt Pilot, Red Bull Athlete
    Red Bull Tunnel Flight

    Contact

    Liebenauer Hauptstrasse 2-6
    A-8041 Graz