Project Description

Senz° umbrella

Actiflow assisted the designers of Senz° by studying the effects of different design options

The senz° umbrella is a storm-proof umbrella that survives all weather conditions thanks to its asymmetrical design. Actiflow assisted the designers of senz° by studying the effects of different design options: how long should each rib be? At which angle? And how large are the wind forces in different wind conditions? Based on our calculations, the designers of senz° could determine the structural requirements of the ribs.

The result is an umbrella that does not flip in the wind but automatically stabilises into the direction of the wind. The umbrella is now sold in sixty countries and more than 2 million umbrellas have been sold by now.