UPDATED Thermal Design Guide and Code Compliance for Cold-Formed Steel Walls 2015 Edition More
2015 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COMPETITION ON COLD-FORMED STEEL DESIGN
The mission of the International Student Competition on Cold-Formed Steel Design (CFS Design Competition) is to promote higher education in cold-formed steel structural design and to encourage students to use creative thinking skills to solve engineering problems.
After the successful 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011 competitions, the 2015 Competition is taking off again with a focus on solving a real world problem in construction. We encourage the participation of any students at any level in any major with an interest in design and learning new technologies.
The design package (zipped in one file) must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6:00pm on September 30, 2015, at student's local time.
The design package shall include two documents:
Completed the Information Form. The form can be downloaded here.
A design essay (in Word or PDF).
The design package (2 documents) shall be zipped to one single .zip or .rar file, and then emailed to the above address. The name of the single file shall be in the format: first name_last name.zip or first name_last name.rar.
Requirement for Design Essay
A brief essay (in English), limited to maximum 6 letter-size pages, is required as part of the design package. The essay shall describe the concept of the design, the methodology used for optimization, the finite element modeling and analysis results, and the calculation of the nominal strength.
The winning designs should have a combination of high nominal shear strength per unit weight and high fabrication feasibility. The final ranking of each design will be based on the sum of 80% of its rank in unit strength and 20% of its rank in fabrication feasibility. The rank for fabrication feasibility will be decided by the judges.