The 4th National Competition of Structural Design, 12-15 November 2010, Harbin Industry University, Harbin, China 澳大學生參加由黑龍江省哈爾濱工業大學主辦之 『第四屆全國大學生結構設計競賽』
The UM Team members
The 4th National Competition of Structural Design Contest has been successfully held on Harbin Industry University from 12th to 15th November 2010. The competition has attracted 71 teams from 70 key universities.
This structural design contest is regarded as one of the most important specialized competition for undergraduate students, aiming to improve the comprehensive qualities such as innovation, cooperation spirit and practice ability for engineering students. Therefore, the contest acts as an important platform for learning and communication among different universities.
For this session, the contest title was the overhang for stadium which was tested by static and dynamic loading individually. The lightest model with strongest stiffness would be rewarded.
Before the competition, each team had to submit a proposal including the content such as the concept and principle, force analysis, and a series of calculation and estimation. In the 3-day fabrication, each team needed to fabricate the model with the material and equipment provided by the organizer.
The judge group was formed by 25 outstanding experts specialized in the field of civil engineering, including the distinguished professors and members of China Engineering Academy.
The three student representatives of University of Macau were year 3 students Steve, Cheok Meng Fai and Thomas, Jiang Chuanglong and a year 2 student Sandra, Lo Pui San majored in Civil and Environmental Engineering of Faculty of Science and Technology, leaded by Prof. Er Guokang and Dr. Lam Chi Chiu.
The representatives said that, the competition gave them a valuable opportunity to put the theory into practice. By observing the models and communication with other university students, they were enlightened and comprehend the deeper concept of structure; also deeper interest and passion to the major of Civil Engineering were established.