On March 16th, the 5th College Students Structure Design Contest and the 17th Zhejiang College and University Students “Xingtu Cup” Structure Design Contest held in TZC, with the subject of model design and fabrication of platform structure. Vice president Mr. Zhou Yafu, together with the director from department of Civil engineering as well as other responsible persons was present at the opening ceremony.
Mr. Zhou Yafu gave a speech at the ceremony. He called up to all the participants at the ceremony, and said that, this structure contest was the preparation competition for the participants who would took part in the “Xingtu Cup” Structure Design Contest, as well as an opportunity for TZC students to join the national structure contest. This contest was different with previous contests in three aspects. First was that the participating students quantity was the largest with 135 persons in 37 teams; second was that the research group led by Professor Chen Lu prepared close subjects to the provincial contest which was more creative to the students; third was that rating in this contest would adopt the provincial contest rules and regulation which would be adapted to all the winning teams before the provincial contest. Zhou hoped that students could achieve better results after creative efforts based on theory and practice.
At the opening ceremony, subjects’ illustration and load test were done on site. Model in several hundred of grams could bear several hundred of kilograms of loading platform and stuff. This was just the contest subject: to simulate platform structure for construction pile-loading.
After three days of model fabrication and loading test, the 5th College Students Structure Design Contest and the 17th Zhejiang College and University Students “Xingtu Cup” Structure Design Contest was ended. The team of “Three Persons” led by Bao Sihui won the grand prize, team of “No. 1 Milky way” led by Zhou Liang won the first prize, and teams of “Platform” and “Sky and Land” tied for second place. As it was known, three teams from these five teams would be selected for the provincial contest in May.