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Students’ Team of the Faculty of Engineering Wins Overall Victory at Japan Steel Bridge Competition

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 Tottori University's team won the overall victory at Japan Steel Bridge Competition 2017 (JSBC) held at Gifu University from August 31st to September 1st, 2017. It is the third victory following 2014 and 2015.

 By participating in JSBC, students themselves design, construct and anchor bridges, experience the real pleasure of manufacturing, acquire a lot of knowledge including the know-how of design and construction, cultivate human relations and learn how to solve problems. Twenty-one teams in total from eighteen universities and one technical college participated in this eighth competition, which consisted of Category "Structure" where they compete for load bearing, Category “Construction" where the speed of construction is compared and Category “Appearance” where the balance and proportion of the bridges are assessed.

 The Tottori University team consisting of three juniors, three seniors and two graduate students from the faculty of engineering have been working on structure calculation, the configuration of the bridge, the design and drafting of the details. They then worked in the training facilities in the university on the processing and production of bridge members and the construction rehearsal, which led to the victory.

 In the past, Tottori University won two consecutive victories with an arch bridge, but in 2013 and 2016 they were defeated, featuring a truss bridge. They designed and created a bridge under the three concepts "light, fast, strong", and this year again participated with a truss bridge, won the first place in the Category Structure, the second place in the Category Construction and won the overall championship, returning to the top of Japan.

Award certificate