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Spaghetti structure competition

Post  Encore on Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:10 pm

Event: Spaghetti structure competition
When: 27th of March from 9:30 am to 5pm, the competitors should bring their models on 8:30 to Room CR3.
Where: At Heriot Watt University, Dubai Campus, Dubai International academic city, Room No. CR-3 and CR-4.
Participants: Architectural, Civil and Mechanical Engineering students

The aim is to construct a structure with a specific quantity of materials over a specific span, which can sustain a load. In competitions, the structure that can hold the greatest load for a short period of time wins the contest.



The challenge:
The team must build a 29-cm long, 19-cm wide, and 12 cm tall covered building structure, using only spaghetti, spaghettini or linguini. The mentioned dimensions are the domestic area and the real dimensions of structure might exceed than these values.

Materials:
1. Spaghetti , (Spaghettini, Linguine) ,
2. Hot glue stick (glue gun)
3. White glue
4. String to use it as tie bars
5. 1 tape measure
6. Graph paper for scaling the spaghetti pieces
7. Clear plastic wrap
8. Cutter
9. Pencil

Awards:
All groups will be awarded by certificates of attendance and winners awarded by presents and university certificate for winners and their ranks.

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