Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Popsicle-Stick Bridge Testing 2011

At the 7th DLSU Bridge Building Competetion, the bridges were tested using a UTM at De La Salle University-Manila CTM Lab. Two steel bars were placed on the bridge deck. Then a steel frame was placed on top of the steel bars. The load was applied on the steel frame until failure. Date of Testing: March 19, 2011. This competetion was organized by the Civil Engineering Society and was participated by students from PLM, TIP, Mapua, EARIST and DLSU.

Watch the video below. The failure of this bridge was brittle. Kaboom!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Amazing Popsicle-Stick Bridges 2011

Slide Album: Popsicle Stick Bridges
Here is a slide show of the popsicle stick bridges that were submitted to the 7th Bridge Building Competition organized by the Civil Engineering Society at De La Salle University - Manila, Philippines. Thirty-three entries competed for the Strongest Bridge, Stiffness Champion and Best Design (Aesthetics).
Congratulation to the winners:
Strength Category: Winner - Bridge 21 (PLM)
Stiffness Category: Champion - Bridge 21 (PLM)
Stiffness Category: Runner-up - Bridge 22 (PLM)
Aesthetic Design Category: Winner - Bridge 20 (TIP)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

7th Bridge Building Contest - Best in Aesthetic Design

The winning bridge from the TIP Team

The 7th Popsicle-Stick Bridge Building Contest organized by the Civil Engineering Society of De La Salle University was held on March 19, 2011. One of the highlights of the contest was the judging of the bridges based on aesthetic design. The criteria includes originality, innovativeness, craftmanship and practicality. The judges were lead by Engr. Mario Lualhati (PICE-LNM President), Dr. Amelia Marquez (PICE-LNM Secretary) and Engr. Mike Baylon (DLSU Alumnus and FEU-East Asia College faculty). Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) won the aesthetic design category out of the 33 brige entries. Marvelous!