ACI announces winners of FRP composites competition

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has announced the winners of its Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites Student Competition held at the Concrete Convention and Exposition in Cincinnati, Ohio.

ACI says the students set out to design, construct, and test a concrete structure reinforced with FRP to achieve the optimal load-to-cost ratio, predict the ultimate load, and predict the load that will result in a piston deflection of 3.5 mm (0.14 in.).

Structure Type 1 Category

1st place: Universidad Central Del Ecuador (Ecuador)
Students: Amaguaya Pacalla Mario, Cárdenas Sánchez Marlon, Morales Arcos Luis Vicente, Quilumbaquín Álvarez Emerson Patricio, Albán Duque Erik Jonathan, Brito Fray Juan, León Tapia Alexis
Faculty Advisor: Ing. Sánchez Oñate Diego Mauricio, Ing. Luis Wladimir Morales Gubio

2nd place: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (USA)
Students: Dalton Brookshire, David Rall, Paityn Jansen, Martin Witges, Holly Liebel, Josh Hemann, Joel Kuhlmann
Faculty Advisors: Anne Werner

3rd place: Bannari Amman Institute of Technology (India)
Students: Govindhan Shanmugam, Gowtham Thirumoorthy, Ranjithselvan Karuppusamy, EniyaChandramouli Gunasekaran
Faculty Advisor: Manjunath Nochikkuttai Venkatachalam

Structure Type 2 Category

1st place: Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Ecuador)
Students: Bernardo Carrera, Daniela González, Mirta Grefa, Elizabeth Rueda, Melanie Soria
Faculty Advisor: Eng. Gustavo Tapia

 2nd place: North Carolina State University (USA)
Students: Amy Butler, Renzo Cieza Morro
Faculty Advisors: Roberto Nunez

3rd place: University of Minnesota Duluth (USA)
Students: Joshua Comstock, Grant Magnuson, Matthew Henderson, Joshua Tomczak, Brandon Anderson
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mary Christiansen

Registration for the Fiber-Reinforced Concrete (FRC) Bowling Ball Competition is now open. The competition will take place during The Concrete Convention and Exposition at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois, on 29 March 2020.



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