Popsicle bridge competition
You have probably walked or ridden over a bridge at some point in your lives. In this engineering activity, participants will design and make bridges out of popsicles and test how much load they can hold. How does the shape of a bridge affect its strength? Let the participants explore and find out with this competition.
The winner of this competition will be decided by jury members. Their decision will be fair and unguided. Cash prize of Rs. 5,000 will be awarded to winner and Rs. 3,000 to first runner up.
Details
Venue: Kathford International College of Engineering and Management, Balkumari, Lalitpur (Engineering Block)
Date: 29th and 30th Poush

Registration : Mangsir 23th to Poush 20th.

Registration fee: RS. 2,000 (Per team)

Contact:
Bikram Sah - 9815919128/9862750256
email - kathcess@kathford.edu.np

Specifications
1 The dimension of the bridge should be (50*5) cm with a tolerance of ± 1cm in both length and width.
2 Support span should be 5 cm on each side with a tolerance of ± 1cm.
3 Maximum allowable bridge weight is 350 gm. (Note that a typical 4.5 inch popsicle stick weighs approximately 1.4 gm)
4 Deflection should be within 4 cm from the base of the bridge.
5 Central deflection will be considered.
6 Concentrated load will be applied centrally.
7 Participants are not allowed to use the materials other than provided by the host.
8 A group can contain up to 3 members.
9 Each group has to give a brief presentation about the bridge and its load transferring mechanism.
10 Bridges will be compared on ‘Strength to Weight’ ratio. The weight of testing device is not included in the final weight.
11 It is recommended that you weigh your Popsicle sticks before assembling your bridge and also weigh the final bridge before testing.
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