The HSRW Submarine Project was founded by a small group of students mainly from the faculty Technology and Bionics. The idea of designing and building a human-powered submarine with the goal of participating in an international competition (and obviously: winning) just seemed to fit the image and vision of the newly built Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences. It didn’t take long from coming up with the idea until a team was founded and the work could begin.
Our team at the 13th ISR in June 2015
River Shark in its favourite environment
The constraints and regulations in order to be able to participate at the International Submarine Race later on require the submarine to have the following characteristics:
So, one might think: just put an old bicycle into the submarine hull and connect the pedals to a propeller. But, building such a submarine is a highly sophisticated process and requires some serious engineering skills combined with creativity and dedication.