Monday, August 31, 2009

Slippery when Buttered

Butter, not just for bread anymore.

China gets loco, link here

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Angola's College Try

From the Great Lakes Conference 2009, University of Angola, Indiana works their design in South Bend.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

ASCE Websites

Everybody seems to be slugging back into the Fall term. Update those sites, I'm checking them quite a bit...better now before school starts than later when it gets busy.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

UMKC Recap

Roo Fighters!


dude, nice graphics on that poster (missed it sorry)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Face Off or Facelift?

It's like hockey right???

Minnesota redoes their webpage, unlike most of the lameos in the university level ASCE community. Nice, thanx for the mention....yes, it's true.

Howard ASCE gets busy.

Linkiiimuus Haqui

Monday, August 17, 2009

Purdy Good

SUNY Canton kid gets some bucks for all the hard work. Recognition is a fine thing...even if you're a humble Amish boy.


...don't panic, it's just a stupid Steel Bridge, BUT DON'T FUCK YOURSELF WITH A FAULTY DESIGN!!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Speed! Speed! Speed!

Maybe not this fast, but it's a good goal.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Um, Yeah.

These are going to be some of the funkiest pieces ever put on a Steel Bridge. I suggest modeling components in 3D, see where they fit, check your tolerances, and just play with it until it gets deeper and deeper (that's what she said)...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


What the fuck is up with this envelope?!?! There are gonna be so many disqualifications this season, ha ha ha.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Here we go...

...2010 Rules are out.

(all those who said 2nd Week, you win)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

USA vs. Mexico August 12th

Estadio Azteca
Mexico City, Mexico

You Should Watch as the US Soccer Team will battle for its first ever win on Mexican soil.

Match To Be Broadcast live on Telemundo and Mun2 at 3 p.m. CT

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Are you ready???


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Scratch, Scratch

...startin' to get an itch...

Monday, August 3, 2009

Construction Video

...intended for a Judging audience...however it shows some Assembly of Virginia Tech and Washington State...who, I have to say, SORRY to, they had some great runs that got lost in the mix. There's just too much to film at the NSSBC!

Quimby's been working hard...

...Alaska Bart has a highly updated page.

"The Rules Committee comes under pressure regularly from competitors and sponsors to outlaw expensive steels, such a Chromalloy because there is a perception that somehow these steels give an unfair advantage to chapters with money to spend. When the rules committee can find a way to outlaw such material that is enforceable we probably will. Writing an enforceable rule restricting the type of steel has proven to be difficult.

These expensive steels seem to be used primarily because they can be obtained in lighter sections. They have generally the same stiffness (i.e. same Modulus of Elasticity, E) as other steels so they don't have a real impact on stiffness. In fact going to lighter sections may have a detrimental impact on stiffness (because of reduced AE or EI). They do come in higher tensile strengths than some of the other steels however the strength levels required by most members is minimal so there's not a huge savings here either. You might also note that if member strength is based on buckling then tensile strength is a non-issue and higher strength steels have no advantage over lower strength steels in this case. In the end, we find some very competitive bridges at the national competition that do not use these steels."

4130 Alloy has no advantage whatsoever. Though most 4130 suppliers have great size selection and wall thicknesses for the competition...and for all the whiney bitch Student Chapters who say they don't have enough money...get off your ass and go seek it out, well funded Teams do every year...there isn't a silver spoon that feeds the Ags in Davis, nor the Badgers in Madison, nor the Gators in Florida, nor the Bears in Berkeley, nor the Roos in Canton, you have to work your butt off to get don't go whining about how another Team is working harder than you.

also, for the record..."Chromium Molybdenum" aka "Chrome Moly"...Chromalloy will be seen on every 20 and 22 down in South Central, South Sac, Del Paso Heights, Long Beach, Alameda, Oakland and Reno.

Almost there...

...I think we're on the brink here, stand by for 2010 Rules Disclosure...

Sunday, August 2, 2009

4 years already?

Wow, can't believe this was only 4 short years ago. Go Ags!


From back to front, don't skip a single paragraph...and use a highlighter for anything that seems different. Read every single rule.