Second year students test their timber trusses to failure in the Structural Teaching Lab

Thursday, April 16, 2015 | By Lindsay Cashin

On Tuesday, April 7, students in CIVL 228 (Introduction to Structural Engineering) celebrated the culminaton of their course work during truss testing day. Each year, CIVL 228 students work together to apply the structural analysis knowledge learned in class to design, construct, and test a timber truss structure to failure. Students were divided into teams of five who competed to create the most efficient structure. Congratulations to Team 16, whose truss had the highest load carrying capacity vs. self weight ratio, winning them the competition; and congratulations to all who participated!