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Term Project: Balsa Wood Bridge

Well done, everyone!

Bridge Testing Results

Team # Names Name of Bridge Load/lb Mass/g Efficiency Comments
1 Nick and Pratistha Sasquatch 46 34.2 611 too heavy
2 Zenith and David DaHaus 62 15.3 1841.9  
3 Daniel and Xinzhi Not Really 59 29.0 925  
4 Nan and Chao The Rock 82 19.5 1911  
5 Kwok and Thong V1.0   17 19.4 398.3  
6 Kwok and Thong V2.0 The Draggin' 62 15.3 1841.9  
7 Aaron P. Casso 12 23.7 230.1  
8 Yoshi and Felix Gan Ainm 39 24.5 723.6  
9 Viet and Sebastian PickleName 19 24.1 358.4  
10 John and Sidney Litewate 19 10.4 838.5  
11 Hoang   15 19.2 355.1 too short
12 Daniel and Xinzhi Refurbo 30 28 487 2nd try
             

 

Download footage here Make sure to check frequently until the link works :)

 

Instructions/Ideas for Presentation

1. Estimated time: 5-6 minutes

2. Recommended: powerpoint

3. Describe your design and why you chose it

4. Use your modeling to show us where you expected failure.

5. Show real failure (video footage ?)

6. Your analysis depends on how YOUR bridge failed. Calculations if possible. If the bridge broke where you didn't expect it, state that and speculate on reasons.

7. What changes would you make next time? Aim for less mass? More reinforcements? Etc.

 

Rules and Specifications

Due dates can be found in the rules and on the calendar.

 

Links:

Modeling Software

If you want to buy your own supplies I recommend the U-Bookstore. They have a good selection and are usually well-stocked.

 

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