Thursday, June 28, 2007

Idaho State Vids

The ISU boys and gals get some stuff up on Youtube. 4 years on the Team, and no NSSBC's? Dude, are we processing what you see? What's goin' on? Go Bengals!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Canton "Roos" Recap

Okay, so apparently SUNY Canton are the Kangaroos and not the Northstars. Aggie bad there.

Here's a link summarizing the Northern Roo effort this year. UMKC gets half the photo credit.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

2007 Aggie SB Competition Look Back

New UC Davis pics up on our ASCE site:

It's like what 5:00 am? WTF are we doing up practicing this stupid bridge for? Ha ha ha!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Best Combined ASCE Project Finishes

Fun little facts here:

These awards are reserved for those universities who had Teams competing in both the NSSBC and the NCCC.

And the winners are:

1st. Univrsity of Wisconsin, Madison (1st NCCC, 3rd NSSBC)
2nd. University of Florida (2nd NCCC, 12th NSSBC)
3rd. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (12th NCCC, 33 NSSBC)
4th. ETS, Montreal (13 NCCC, 35 NSSBC)
5th. City College of New York (21 NCCC, 42 NSSBC)

Sunday, June 24, 2007

The Hawaiians!

Hawai'i, Manoa has got their trip to San Diego for Regionals up on YouTube as well.

Next year, every Southwesterner gets to go to HAWAI'I FOR A CHANGE, HA HA HA!!!

Guins get speedy

The Speed Demons from Youngstown have posted their Northridge run on YouTube.

Friday, June 22, 2007

A&M new look, and sound!

Diggin' the Top Gun overtones.

Mizzou sets for 2008

Link here on the Tigers:

From Aggieland

Go Ags!

Best finish by TAM ever!

Luck of the Irish one year too late...


The 5, 2 die roll at Northridge was good for us, but we tested in house, with a 4,4 and got an Agg. of about 0.52", so maybe we just managed to ride that fine light of unwavering stiffness just right. Or perhaps we were a little bit lucky. The chords were designed to eliminate the (5,6)/(1,2) die rolls, so I guess they did their trick. This was similar to the 2005 design strategy with the three different loading spots, stiff in the middle, and let the deck & overall depth keep it stiff closer to the piers.

Design improvements for 2007? Maybe sacrifice some overall depth, leave the tension chords shorter on the compression chord extension, and consolidate the 4 extra bolts there to one at each node rather than 2 at each node like we had to deal with (right Rishi?). Better speed, slightly better lightness, sacrifice maybe 0.07" of deflection on average.

Section size wise - 1.5/8.cir.0.035 instead of 1.3/4.cir.0.035 for the truss with matching crank zones at 0.049 wall, 7/8 or 3/4" chords perhaps, though we subtracted 4 chords after regionals and the 1" chords seemed reasonable for the NSSBC structural system we used. 3/16" cir. 0.028" wall on all lateral truss webbing rather than 0.035", some definite weight savings for a not so critical element zone. Truss out the piers and make them lighter. Other than just making the bridge lighter as a whole, I think what we came up with wasn't too bad. 141 lbs. final weight in lab - Everybody was about 10 lbs heavy correct? We sure were. Ha!

June winding down

No 2008 Rules yet...the watch continues.

Thursday, June 21, 2007


UMKC is up and running with their sweet ass blog space. I love how we're rising after 4 years of finishing no lower than 9th at Nats including a crown in '05. We've risin' dudes, now it's your turn! Go Roos!

They've even got a logo, talk about flippin' sweet and righteous!

Also, get a look at the UMKC Steel Bridge site, it's good stuff.
Pics soon!


no rules yet...he he he.

Will there be an island and a barge? Will they finally make cable stays a viable option? Will the stacked beam come into play again? Will Chrome O have their first load test without fracture next season? :-p

It's hot here.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


On the Front Page for the College of Engineering!

Go Chrome Ollie!

Monday, June 18, 2007


"So, like when do the Rules come out, oh my gosh, I'm am soooo sick of waiting, are you sick of waiting too? Yeah, I know, like totally!" - anonymous :-)

Saturday, June 16, 2007

News from Seattle

Okay, race results from Lake Sammamish:

1st Men's Endurance: Wisconsin, Madison
1st Women's Endurance: Wisconsin, Madison
1st Women's Sprint: Wisconsin, Madison
1st Men's Sprint: Michigan Tech
1st Co-ed Spring: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (Way to pull John!)

Looking very strong in all races were the Univeristy of Florida (very strong), Mich. Tech, Western Kentucky, UW Platteville (very strong), CP SLO, Nevada and of course the Badgers.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Hook 'em

Best Tex-Mex finish in a long, long time.

Jambar writes up the Guins

Speed Kills!

Fastest in 2007!

Have fun hosting The Ohio Valley in '08 YSU!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

ASCE Sac Section Recognition

Woo-hoo! More free press!

Mid-Pac hosts in 2008 despite some certain somebody's best "judgments" about things they do not understand. Ha ha ha, we're going to be the best host ever. In all humbleness though, seriously, please send all your money to UC Davis ASCE, contacts are on


Monday, June 11, 2007


Northwesterners know "U-Dub" as the University of Washington, which is where the 2007 National Concrete Canoe Competition will take place this week. "U-Dub" may take on a whole new context however, as 4-time reigning NCCC Champion, the University of Wisconsin Badgers, will take on the nation's best once again. Some UC Davis canoefolk are going to shadow UNR in Seattle. Matt is headed up to hang with them and a rowing buddy he has at Cal Poly. When there's word, it'll be posted here.

Go Wolfpack & Go Poly!!!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Naaa, na, na, na, na

Great job Gators, looking forward to a sweet NSSBC 2k8!


2007 NSSBC Results
12th Overall!!

Lightness: 22nd

Stiffness: 8th

Speed: 9th

Efficiency: 14th

Economy: 16th

Display: 39th (Even with Urban's Help!)

(seriously!!! a little low eh?)

Great Year for the Gators! We look forward to starting up again in the fall!

Friday, June 08, 2007

Lakehead earns "Best Beam" at 2007 NSSBC

Lakehead University: 4th Place Overall, 2007 Northridge NSSBC.

Clean Up

Team "Lab Clean Up" Day will commence this Sunday, 6/10, at 1 pm before we all branch off for the summer. Anybody wanting fabrication assignments over the summer just get in touch with Matt. The North Shop will be fully open 9 hours a day thanks to Challenge X. There's plenty to get done right now that will give us more time to design in the late summer and fall.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The Mightiers!!!

The Ags would like to take this moment to congratulate the Anaheim Mighty Ducks for bringing the first Stanley Cup Championship to California! While our Sharks didn't quite get it done, the Mighty Ducks proved worthy! Also, a special congrats goes out to Teemu Selanne:

Suomi ainiaaksi!!!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

New Nicknames

The Rev is officially getting a nickname upgrade:

"Placing second in the nation feels delicious," Revell said.

Jessica "Delicious" Revell...

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Awesome Minnesota NSSBC Video

This is a pretty cool picture recap of the Northridge NSSBC by the Gophers.

Truss 'em baby, just truss 'em.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Aggies on UC Davis news page

More fuel for the 2008 fire!

"Moonrakers coming out!"


Bison soaking up the 2007 NSSBC Win.
Link here:§ion=News&forumcomm_check_return&freebie_check&CFID=36963503&CFTOKEN=93479309&jsessionid=8830c1dba6046eb1c336

“They deserve the credit, they work hard,” said Abdelrahman, assistant professor of civil engineering and construction.

Nothing could be more true.

It's Happening at NDSU article: