This is a unique project initiated by the inventor Mr. Peter Mondl from Austria. His idea revolves around a clear rotating sphere were the passenger is sitting inside and can enjoy both above and under water views simulaneously. MEKY’s involvement in the project is that of performance and propulsion consultant. The process was modeled in CFD and the forces and moments were estimated using the in-house tailored CFD solver.
With the results obtained by the simulations an exosceleton has been designed with flat paddles (easy to manufacture and test) which was later fitted to the sphere and full scale tested in a private lake in Austria, the design met its performance target. Now waiting for the next design phase of the QGEL to further optimise it and come one step closer to becoming a fully functional product.