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2015-08-31

Engineering students win Japan Steel Bridge Competition 2015 for the second straight year!

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 A team of Tottori University Faculty of Engineering students has taken out the overall prize at the Japan Steel Bridge Competition (JSBC) 2015 held at Kumamoto University on August 28 and 29, 2015 for the second consecutive year.

 The JSBC is a competition in which students design, construct and erect a bridge, experiencing the true joy of manufacturing and learning various design and manufacturing techniques while also forming personal connections and cultivating problem solving skills. 20 teams (from 18 universities and one technical junior college) vied for prizes in three divisions: construction, structure and aesthetics in this, the 6th year of the competition.

 The Tottori University team was made up of four civil engineering students from the Faculty of Engineering who, starting in April, performed structural calculations, determined the shape of the bridge and carried out detailed designs and drafting all without the aid of a computer. The team, aiming to take out the overall prize, then manufactured the bridge components and practiced construction ahead of the competition on campus at the Innovation Center for Engineering Education. The team's hard work paid off, and they were awarded 2nd place in the construction division and 1st place in the structure division en route to winning the overall prize.

Award Certificate