American Concrete Institute winners of student fiber-reinforcement composites competition

The American Concrete Institute announces the winners of its 2015 Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites Competition.

The competition took place at The Concrete Convention and Exposition in Kansas City, MO. The first, second, and third place teams received cash awards of $750, $500, and $250, respectively.

During this exciting competition, students designed, constructed, and tested a concrete structure reinforced with fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) bars to achieve the optimal load-to-cost ratio, predicted the ultimate load, and predicted the load that would result in a piston deflection of 3.5 mm (0.14 in.)

Structure Type 1 Category (Straight Prismatic Beam) 1st Place: Universidad Central del Ecuador: Edwin Ivan Cahuatijo Sojos, Vernica Yolanda Torres Cueva, Vernica Alexandra Castro Cern, Juan Carlos Cajamarca Chauca, Erick Fernando Zumrraga Potosi Faculty Advisor – Luisa Paulina Viera Arroba

2nd Place: Escuela Politecnica Nacional: José Antonio Samaniego Pactong, Julieana Maribel Romero Gualn, Edwin Ivn Lituma Cruz, Juan José Torres Valdivieso Faculty Advisor – C E Eugenia De Las Mercedes Villacis

3rd Place: The University of Texas at Austin: Noah Mcilhon, Matt Comer, Andrea Cruz, Ricardo Soto, Chi Phung Faculty Advisor – Kevin Folliard

Structure Type 2 Category 1st Place: Universidad de Cuenca: José Alberto Gallardo Briones, Teodoro Esteban Amaya Astudillo, Juan Pablo MendietaCorrea, Pedro José Mrquez Pesantez, Klever Marcelo Maurad Guncay Faculty Advisor – Fernando Zalamea

2nd Place: Universidad San Francisco de Quito: Andres Robalino, Daniel Murray, David Gonzales, Juan Pablo Stacey, Victor Tapia Faculty Advisor – Eva Lantsoght

3rd Place: Universidad Central del Ecuador: Victor Andrés Cando Lara, Luis Fernando Cando Lara, Pedro Vicente Corregidor Maldonado, Angel Daniel Paucar Velastegu Faculty Advisor – Margarita Flor Ph.D

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