Designing Bridge for the hilly area is very challenging as land is too much undulated therefore designing of the bridge with footings at different levels is required for such areas. For such kind of bridge, we need to consider horizontal sway forces along with dead and live forces. Thus we are launching the competition to design Trussed Arch Bridge with different level of footings. As its name suggests, the main supporting structure in an arch bridge is curved element. The dead and live forces that act on the arch bridge are transmitted along the curved line of the arch into abutments at either end. Arch bridge transfers not only the vertical load but also the horizontal stresses to the supports and thus it is very efficient bridge for such conditions.
Design a Trussed Arch Bridge using Popsicle sticks and Fevicol as adhesive (without utilizing any strengthening covering) that can sustain the greatest conceivable load without failure, fulfilling all the understated constraints.
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Vishal Kochar (7021682119)
Dhiraj Soni (8955882377)
The judging of the structure is based on 3 important criteria:
The value of S1 is determined by ratio of load carried by the structure before failure and dead
weight of bridge,
The value of S2 is determined according to the formula below,
Final competition results will be calculated based on the following formula,
Where P is the total points of penalty incurred by the team.
In case of a tie, the team with the higher S1 will receive the higher rank. In the unlikely event
the teams are still tied, the team with higher S2 will receive the higher rank.