Austrian Competences in Aeronautics Technology

bionic surface technologies

Bionic Surface Technologies GmbH (BST) is a company that specializes in high-tech computational analysis. BST uses computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools and has developed micro-structured surfaces called riblets to reduce friction flow on aerodynamics surfaces such as the wings of airplanes.

Technologies and competences

BST provides two types of products/services. One product is a nano/microstructured foil (riblet foil) which reduces the drag in a fluid (air, gases or water) up to 8%. Tests were done with aircrafts (Single-seater), industrial and water applications (pipes, surfboards). As an expert in Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation, BST provides also high quality CFD-analyses for several industries.

Fields of Activity Research Development Production
Aircraft (complete) yes yes  
Aircraft structures and parts yes yes yes
Engines yes yes  
Cabin interiors and furnishing (incl. cargo hold)      
Materials and manufacturing technologies yes yes  
Cockpit equipment and aircraft electronics      
Air traffic infrastructure and air traffic control applications      
Ground test and training equipment yes    
Airport infrastructure      

Products and services in aviation

  • Riblet Foil
  • CFD Engineering
  • CFD Consulting
  • Aircraft Design Improvement

bionic surface technologies GmbH

Liebenauer Hauptstrasse 2-6
8041 Graz, Austria
+43 650 9222 2907


Dr. Andreas Flanschger

Employees 10 - 50
Turnover 1 - 5 M€
Export quota aviation 95 %
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Last update: 2021-06-18