STABILITY STICKS (BRIDGE IT)

Description

A perfect platform to explore your creative skills & logical thinking to construct a bridge using sticks that endures the maximum load to given limited material.

Rules

    1. All participants must have their college ID card.
    2. The participants should show their entry slip to take part in event.
    3. Entry closes within 15mins from the start of the event.
    4. The participants are advised to give their correct contact numbers at the entry desk.
    5. The selected teams and participants will be informed by a call for the officials.
    6. The participants are asked not to carry any electronic gadgets (the phones should at least be switched off) during the observation and test periods.
    7. Participants found guilty of malpractices will be disqualified.

MATERIALS PROVIDED

 

  • Balsa wood
  • Ruler (30cm)
  • Pencil
  • Cutter
  • Grid sheet
  • Fevikwik

Preliminary round

Model making

  • Contestant who clears round one will be allowed to participate in round two.
  • Each team should not have more than 4 members.
  • No lamination at joints.
  • No lamination of sheets (two similar members should not be glued one above another).
  • The above materials are only allowed in the event and no spare materials will be provided.
  • Members should not cut in breadthwise to make slenderer.
  • Only length may be altered.
  • The thickness of the member should be 4mm.
  • It should be a determinate structure.
  • Failure to comply with any of the previously mentioned rules leads to disqualification.
  • Once the model is submitted for test, you are not allowed to modify your structure in anyway.
  • The bridges should be modeled within the provided time.

CRITERIA FOR JUDGEMENT

  • Bridges will be loaded vertically at center and tested for failure.
  • A bucket will be tied to the center of the bridge using a rope and weight is added slowly into the bucket.
  • The weight at which the bridge breaks will be calculated using an electronic balance.
  • Decision made by organizers is final.

EVENT COORDINATORS:

3rd YEAR:

  • ARUN
  • BASKAR
  • AKHIL
  • PRAVEEN KUMAR

2nd YEAR:

  • SUGANDHAN
  • GOKUL
  • CHELLA KARTHIK

Contact:

bridgeit.artifex19@gmail.com

For further information and queries.