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

Lecturer in Environmental Engineering School of Engineering, University of Liverpool

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