Liverpool Engineering – Y1 Icebreaker

Image credit Bill Hartman. Copyright © 2003 – 2012 By Garrett Boon.


The Year 1 undergraduates in the School of Engineering started their studies this week with a group exercise to fabricate and build a Pratt truss bridge capable of carrying around 8 kg out of cardboard manila folders. I’m supporting Dr Richard Potter in delivering this longstanding (haha) introductory activity. Good to meet the new undergraduates, seem like a nice bunch :-).

Strength testing for the structural members tomorrow, then construction and testing the bridges later this week.


About Jon Bridge

Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography Department of the Natural and Built Environment Sheffield Hallam University

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