West Point Bridge    Design Challenge   A demonstration of    science in use
Agenda <ul><li>Who am I? </li></ul><ul><li>Institution of Civil Engineers </li></ul><ul><li>How science is used… in civil ...
Who, me?
Who, me? <ul><li>Chartered Civil Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Over 20 years experience  </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Planner wit...
Who, me? <ul><li>Construction Careers Fair </li></ul><ul><li>Westcliff High School for Girls </li></ul><ul><li>21 st  Apri...
ICE
ICE
ICE <ul><li>Essex Branch Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Arrange an annual programme of activities of a professional </li></u...
Science <ul><li>Experimental Science – scientific research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Material properties </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Science <ul><li>Structural Engineering (Applied Science) </li></ul><ul><li>Science applied in civil engineering </li></ul>...
Science London 2012 Aquatics Centre roof 160m long 3,000t of steel Photo curtosey london2012.com
Bridge Basics
Bridge Basics SHEAR SHEAR TENSION COMPRESSION LOAD Simple Beam Bridge
Bridge Basics TENSION LOAD Simple Truss Bridge COMPRESSION
Bridge Basics Tubes / bars / triangles / squares – a Blue Peter moment
Bridges
Bridges
Bridges Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Washington State. 1940
Bridges East London Railway Bridge GE19 – 1,300t
Bridges
Bridges
Bridges East London Railway Bridge GE19 – 1,300t
Bridges A14 Milton Footbridge, Cambridge – 200t
Bridges
Bridges Millau Viaduct, France – 2004 2,5km long 343m high
Bridges
Bridges
Bridges
Bridges
West Point Bridge Design Challenge
West Point Bridge Design Challenge
<ul><li>Aim of the contest is to use the West Point Bridge Design 2010 Software to design a bridge that can carry a given ...
West Point Bridge Design Challenge You can chose to create a new bridge design or load a sample
West Point Bridge Design Challenge You can select from a number of sample designs
West Point Bridge Design Challenge Which gives you an instant bridge which you can work on
West Point Bridge Design Challenge Or you can create a new bridge design from scratch
West Point Bridge Design Challenge Start by chosing deck elevation and support types
West Point Bridge Design Challenge Note that digging is (relatively) cheap
West Point Bridge Design Challenge Then select your deck material and loading
West Point Bridge Design Challenge And chose your template (if you want one)
West Point Bridge Design Challenge Tell it who you are and give your design a number
West Point Bridge Design Challenge Which just leaves you to design your bridge
West Point Bridge Design Challenge template joint member member properties draw member draw joint select element erase ele...
West Point Bridge Design Challenge And you can soon end up with a basic bridge design
West Point Bridge Design Challenge test bridge Let your creative side get carried away however make sure your model is not...
West Point Bridge Design Challenge test bridge When you are happy you can test your bridge
West Point Bridge Design Challenge test bridge Looking good my friends……
West Point Bridge Design Challenge Back to the drawing board  
West Point Bridge Design Challenge Look to see where the problem lies in the load test results table
West Point Bridge Design Challenge And fix it by changing the member properties Select members Change material / type / size
West Point Bridge Design Challenge Success (but at what cost?)
West Point Bridge Design Challenge $356,327.71 Note cheapest in the 2010 qualifying round was $136,874.77 Review the cost ...
West Point Bridge Design Challenge Review the member properties and load test results (for diehards)
West Point Bridge Design Challenge $295,048.74 Iteration 12 save print Keep fiddling until you get a cheap bridge (that st...
West Point Bridge Design Challenge much bigger sag not so nice for bridge users A cheap bridge may be a bit scary to drive...
West Point Bridge Design Challenge My son Tom will be a scientist or engineer – note centre pier
West Point Bridge Design Challenge Tom doesn’t really take the cost of the bridge into account (he’s only 8)
West Point Bridge Design Challenge My daughter Lizzie is more the creative type (its cheap though)
West Point Bridge Design Challenge She may turn out to be an Architect
West Point Bridge Design Challenge But she does lose interest rather easily and go a little too far
West Point Bridge Design Challenge It doesn’t fall down (but does cost $7.5 million
West Point Bridge Design Challenge Some other designs from the web
West Point Bridge Design Challenge
West Point Bridge Design Challenge
Pasco Bridge Kit
Pasco Bridge Kit
Pasco Bridge Kit
Thank you Contact: Andrew Kenyon Email:  [email_address] Tel: +44 (0) 1375 644961 Mob: 07764 834418 Twitter: @Noynek www.l...
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My presentation given at the Association for Science Education eastern Region Annula Conference at Stewards School, harlow on 13th March 2010

The main subject of the presentation is an introduction to the west Point Bridge Design Challenge and how to download and use the free software but it also covers me, the ICE, bridges and the basics of bridge design plus also the PASCO bridge kit.

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  1. 1. West Point Bridge Design Challenge A demonstration of science in use
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Who am I? </li></ul><ul><li>Institution of Civil Engineers </li></ul><ul><li>How science is used… in civil engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Bridge basics for non-engineers </li></ul><ul><li>West Point Bridge Design Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Pasco Bridge Kit </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who, me?
  4. 4. Who, me? <ul><li>Chartered Civil Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Over 20 years experience </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Planner with Carillion plc </li></ul><ul><li>Chairman of the ICE Essex branch </li></ul><ul><li>STEM Ambassador </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media (web 2.0) advocate </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who, me? <ul><li>Construction Careers Fair </li></ul><ul><li>Westcliff High School for Girls </li></ul><ul><li>21 st April 2010 from 4pm </li></ul><ul><li>Careers Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Construction organisations stands </li></ul><ul><li>ICE evening meeting after </li></ul><ul><li>Dr Jean Venables OBE </li></ul><ul><li>All welcome </li></ul>
  6. 6. ICE
  7. 7. ICE
  8. 8. ICE <ul><li>Essex Branch Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Arrange an annual programme of activities of a professional </li></ul><ul><li>nature, including meetings, seminars, courses and debates </li></ul><ul><li>Arrange visits to works of engineering interest </li></ul><ul><li>Promote, develop and expand public perception of the role, </li></ul><ul><li>duties and achievements of Civil Engineers </li></ul><ul><li>Promote civil engineering education in local universities, </li></ul><ul><li>colleges and schools </li></ul><ul><li>We are here to help you – just ask! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Science <ul><li>Experimental Science – scientific research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Material properties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Structural behaviour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental research </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Applied Science – application to specific human need </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Structural design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geotechnical design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Process design </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Science <ul><li>Structural Engineering (Applied Science) </li></ul><ul><li>Science applied in civil engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis and design of structures that support or resist loads </li></ul><ul><li>Design of buildings and large non-building structures </li></ul><ul><li>Based on physical laws and empirical knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Uses relatively small number of basic elements to build up structures that can be very complex </li></ul>
  11. 11. Science London 2012 Aquatics Centre roof 160m long 3,000t of steel Photo curtosey london2012.com
  12. 12. Bridge Basics
  13. 13. Bridge Basics SHEAR SHEAR TENSION COMPRESSION LOAD Simple Beam Bridge
  14. 14. Bridge Basics TENSION LOAD Simple Truss Bridge COMPRESSION
  15. 15. Bridge Basics Tubes / bars / triangles / squares – a Blue Peter moment
  16. 16. Bridges
  17. 17. Bridges
  18. 18. Bridges Tacoma Narrows Bridge, Washington State. 1940
  19. 19. Bridges East London Railway Bridge GE19 – 1,300t
  20. 20. Bridges
  21. 21. Bridges
  22. 22. Bridges East London Railway Bridge GE19 – 1,300t
  23. 23. Bridges A14 Milton Footbridge, Cambridge – 200t
  24. 24. Bridges
  25. 25. Bridges Millau Viaduct, France – 2004 2,5km long 343m high
  26. 26. Bridges
  27. 27. Bridges
  28. 28. Bridges
  29. 29. Bridges
  30. 30. West Point Bridge Design Challenge
  31. 31. West Point Bridge Design Challenge
  32. 32. <ul><li>Aim of the contest is to use the West Point Bridge Design 2010 Software to design a bridge that can carry a given loading using the different available elements and materials for the least cost </li></ul><ul><li>Qualifying Round for the actual West Point Academy organised competition closed on 5 th March 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>The best design submitted during the Qualifying Round had a cost of $136,874.77 </li></ul><ul><li>The software is free to download and use and does not require entry to the West Point Academy Competition </li></ul>West Point Bridge Design Challenge
  33. 33. West Point Bridge Design Challenge You can chose to create a new bridge design or load a sample
  34. 34. West Point Bridge Design Challenge You can select from a number of sample designs
  35. 35. West Point Bridge Design Challenge Which gives you an instant bridge which you can work on
  36. 36. West Point Bridge Design Challenge Or you can create a new bridge design from scratch
  37. 37. West Point Bridge Design Challenge Start by chosing deck elevation and support types
  38. 38. West Point Bridge Design Challenge Note that digging is (relatively) cheap
  39. 39. West Point Bridge Design Challenge Then select your deck material and loading
  40. 40. West Point Bridge Design Challenge And chose your template (if you want one)
  41. 41. West Point Bridge Design Challenge Tell it who you are and give your design a number
  42. 42. West Point Bridge Design Challenge Which just leaves you to design your bridge
  43. 43. West Point Bridge Design Challenge template joint member member properties draw member draw joint select element erase element There are very few basic design tools and items to use
  44. 44. West Point Bridge Design Challenge And you can soon end up with a basic bridge design
  45. 45. West Point Bridge Design Challenge test bridge Let your creative side get carried away however make sure your model is not unstable – can you see why?
  46. 46. West Point Bridge Design Challenge test bridge When you are happy you can test your bridge
  47. 47. West Point Bridge Design Challenge test bridge Looking good my friends……
  48. 48. West Point Bridge Design Challenge Back to the drawing board 
  49. 49. West Point Bridge Design Challenge Look to see where the problem lies in the load test results table
  50. 50. West Point Bridge Design Challenge And fix it by changing the member properties Select members Change material / type / size
  51. 51. West Point Bridge Design Challenge Success (but at what cost?)
  52. 52. West Point Bridge Design Challenge $356,327.71 Note cheapest in the 2010 qualifying round was $136,874.77 Review the cost calculation report for the cost breakdown
  53. 53. West Point Bridge Design Challenge Review the member properties and load test results (for diehards)
  54. 54. West Point Bridge Design Challenge $295,048.74 Iteration 12 save print Keep fiddling until you get a cheap bridge (that stands up)
  55. 55. West Point Bridge Design Challenge much bigger sag not so nice for bridge users A cheap bridge may be a bit scary to drive over though ULS / SLS
  56. 56. West Point Bridge Design Challenge My son Tom will be a scientist or engineer – note centre pier
  57. 57. West Point Bridge Design Challenge Tom doesn’t really take the cost of the bridge into account (he’s only 8)
  58. 58. West Point Bridge Design Challenge My daughter Lizzie is more the creative type (its cheap though)
  59. 59. West Point Bridge Design Challenge She may turn out to be an Architect
  60. 60. West Point Bridge Design Challenge But she does lose interest rather easily and go a little too far
  61. 61. West Point Bridge Design Challenge It doesn’t fall down (but does cost $7.5 million
  62. 62. West Point Bridge Design Challenge Some other designs from the web
  63. 63. West Point Bridge Design Challenge
  64. 64. West Point Bridge Design Challenge
  65. 65. Pasco Bridge Kit
  66. 66. Pasco Bridge Kit
  67. 67. Pasco Bridge Kit
  68. 68. Thank you Contact: Andrew Kenyon Email: [email_address] Tel: +44 (0) 1375 644961 Mob: 07764 834418 Twitter: @Noynek www.linkedIn.com/in/andykenyon1
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