“How Strong Is The Bridge?!”
Opportunity to design and build your own spaghetti bridge.
AJKTM 2019 creates an opportunity for students from all over the world to show their inventiveness and precision. Students can compare each other’s skills in a competitive yet friendly atmosphere.
“How Strong Is The Bridge ?!” is an international competition in the construction of bridges from spaghetti, attracting a large number of participants and visitors every year. The competition will be held for the 10th consecutive year, attended by teams of high school students and students of construction, architecture and other technical professions. The competition among the competitors and the general public is perfectly acceptable since it combines and combines the best students from Slovenia and Europe in a competitive spirit.
The visibility of the competition is also increasing abroad, as demonstrated by the increasing participation of teams from foreign universities from year to year. The teams come from Austria, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Poland, Latvia, Romania, Turkey and Egypt. The competition lasts for three days, from 6 to 8 May 2019 at the premises of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture in Maribor.
Student Council of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture | University of Maribor and Students’ Association of Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture
In 3 days teams should design and build optimal spaghetti bridge, which can bair greatest load possible.
31 March 2019
Deadline for registration
6 – 8 May 2019
How strong is the bridge contest
MATERIALS FOR THE CONTEST
- Primary material is Barilla n.7 spaghetti
- Hot glue for joints
- Knifes, rubber bands and other hand tools
- It is allowed to use computer software for structural analasys and defining bridge construction
- Electric tools are not allowed
Teams must build their bridges in accordance with the rules. After registriation teams will receive exact schedule of the contest. With this instructions teams should make their design for the bridge before the contest itself. Team must consist of 3 participants.
The bridge with maximum bearing capacity will win.
The rules are published in the tab rules.
Material for contest:
- Barilla n.7 spaghetti
- Hot glue and hot guns
- Knifes and rubber bands
Snacks and beverages during competition
3 days “Bad & Breakfast” accomodation, lunches, dinners and various banquets
Parties, other social events and new friendships
New practical skills
- 1st place – 1000 EUR
- 2nd place – 600 EUR
- 3rd place – 300 EUR
- 1st place – 300 EUR
Participation fee: 200 EUR per team