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Re: Bridge Building 2016

Posted: October 1st, 2015, 10:45 pm
by DoctaDave
I think the best place to start is the Best of Nationals Page. Its conveniently linked in Bernard's signature. There are some designs there that scored very high and you can probably copy their general design with some success. The hard part will be determining the densities that they used and making adjustments to the new rules this year.

Re: Bridge Building 2016

Posted: October 1st, 2015, 10:48 pm
by DoctaDave
Just kidding, looks like he took it out of his signature :P

Here's the link: http://scioly.org/wiki/index.php/The_Best_of_2015

Re: Bridge Building 2016

Posted: October 3rd, 2015, 9:23 pm
by Daquan
What are your scores so far?

Re: Bridge Building 2016

Posted: October 4th, 2015, 5:26 am
by laidlawe18
What are your scores so far?
There is another thread for people to post scores and discuss them.

http://scioly.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=209&t=7946

Re: Bridge Building 2016

Posted: October 6th, 2015, 2:44 pm
by embokim
Is it normal that there is no impound, I am a 9th grader so I wouldn't know if this, no impound thing is normal or not.
Also the bridge has no maximum or minimum width meaning it can be really wide or really thin. Anybody have any ideas as to if wider is better or if being thinner is better.

Re: Bridge Building 2016

Posted: October 6th, 2015, 3:01 pm
by bernard
Is it normal that there is no impound, I am a 9th grader so I wouldn't know if this, no impound thing is normal or not.
Also the bridge has no maximum or minimum width meaning it can be really wide or really thin. Anybody have any ideas as to if wider is better or if being thinner is better.
No impound is normal for this event.

Wider bridges are typically more stable but add weight (usually not much depending on your design). Narrower bridges are less stable.

Re: Bridge Building 2016

Posted: October 7th, 2015, 4:21 am
by JonB
Is it normal that there is no impound, I am a 9th grader so I wouldn't know if this, no impound thing is normal or not.
Also the bridge has no maximum or minimum width meaning it can be really wide or really thin. Anybody have any ideas as to if wider is better or if being thinner is better.
Also, make note of rule 4b. MANY teams are going to miss this rule and will be in serious trouble.

Re: Bridge Building 2016

Posted: October 7th, 2015, 5:19 am
by chalker
Also, make note of rule 4b. MANY teams are going to miss this rule and will be in serious trouble.
Just to clarify, event supervisors provide the test support. Teams don't need to bring it.

Re: Bridge Building 2016

Posted: October 7th, 2015, 6:25 am
by JonB
Also, make note of rule 4b. MANY teams are going to miss this rule and will be in serious trouble.
Just to clarify, event supervisors provide the test support. Teams don't need to bring it.
Agreed, but rule 4c.i. states that the loading block needs to be 5x5x~2. Then rule 4b states that the test support must match the loading block, therefore the test support must be 5x5x~2. Anyone with a bridge that is wider than 5cm at the base is going to have issues placing on top of the test support (depending on the design).

Re: Bridge Building 2016

Posted: October 7th, 2015, 9:12 am
by brayden box
Man, that would be really bad.