The Steel Bridge Team has begun its design phase, training new members on the software necessary to design a competitive bridge. AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction), the major sponsor of the Steel Bridge Competition, provides each team with STAAD software. This software assists the team in designing complicated structures.
Once the new members are proficient with STAAD, each member will be proposing a bridge design of their own. From there, the team will choose which bridge appears to be the stiffest, most efficient structure. It’s an exciting time to be a part of the team, as this design could go in many different directions!
If any student is interested in joining the team, Steel Bridge meetings are held Wednesdays at 6:00PM in the ASCE Office (W.S. Speed LL004) and the team can be contacted at SteelBridge.UofL@gmail.com.