Sunday, 24 May 2015

NTU-SST Flagship Programme 2015

Group 4-1

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Our Team
Building a balsa wood model is a popular educational project and a way to learn about many
issues important to the design of real civil engineering projects. A balsa wood project 
touches on principles of building and construction trades, engineering, physics and static 
equilibrium. The competition will instill students the importance of engineering designs by 
getting them to construct a simple balsa wood structure subjected to constraints which will 
then be put through a loading test.


The objective of the competition is to design and construct a structure prototype of a water tower 
(balsa wood tower) that can support its weight and withstand greatest amount of force before
 falling. Water towers or elevated water tanks are liquid storage containers these tanks are
 usually storing water for human consumption.

  • Post photographs and videos you recorded during the project
  • If it is a REPORT, copy and paste the findings. It may include
    • Tables of data, observations
    • Photographs/videoclips that support/illustrate your findings/end-product
    • Alternatively, if the report comes in the form of a document, you may convert the report into images and post them.
  • If it is a PRODUCT (e.g. a model/drawing), take photos/videoclips to showcase your end-product
    • Captions/Brief descriptions should be added to explain what is shown
  • If it is a SOFTWARE-related product (e.g. an animation, game), use Quicktime Player to record the key features of the product so that the reader has an idea how the product works
    • Captions/Brief descriptions should be added to explain what is shown
  • On Day 3, the group will be presenting the project findings/products
    • Embed slides/clips created and used for the presentation here
  • Finally, as a group,
    • Discuss possible limitations/restrictions to your project, experiment or product
    • Suggest possible improvements that could be made
Other discussed questions
  • Include any other questions, discussions or learning points that may have been raised during the course of the project