Bridge Design and Prediction

at Thayer School of Engineering

Spring 2019

In a group of three, a bridge was designed in SolidWorks, then its performance was predicted using SolidWorks's tools. I lasercut the parts out of plywood and then the bridge was assembled. The bridge was then crushed, and the results were compared to the prediction.

My group's bridge had the highest force-to-weight ratio, and took the most weight before breaking, compared to all other classmates' bridges.