A team of students from the University of Macau (UM) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) recently won the second prize at the Joint Institutions Anti-Earthquake Model Design Cup 2016.
Organised by the Civil Division of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, this year’s competition was held at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and attracted teams from the University of Hong Kong, HKUST, the City University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, the Chu Hai College of Higher Education, and UM.
The theme of this year’s contest was earthquake-resistant structures. Each participating team was required to design a model building. The models were then loaded and tested at various earthquake frequencies and amplitude levels. The championship of the contest went to the team whose model demonstrated the highest efficiency ratio.
The event aimed to increase students’ knowledge about the design of earthquake-resistant structures and to provide an opportunity for them to apply their skills and expertise.
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Source: Faculty of Science and Technology
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Release on 2016-06-29 16:55