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    Team Number: 051

    School Name: Magdalena High School

    Area of Science: Engineering

    Project Title: Structural Design

Final Report

Our project for the Super Computer Challenge is in the field of engineering. We will attempt to discover the shape of a building that would provide the best combination of strength, flexibility and beauty and allows for beam intersections which reduce stress. To complete this project we will first find out the stress put on different angles of intersection, we will give these angles different stress values with 10 being the least stress one the most. After doing this we will do research to find the beam length which has the most strength and still allows enough flexibility to protect the building. The beam length which meets these requirements best will recieve a high rating of 10. Following this we will find the five buildings with the highest combined rating. A group of 10 judges will be shown the structures and asked to rate them on a scale of one to 10 by thier asthetic appeal. The structure with the highest rating after this will be tested against wind and plate movement. How the building stands up to these elements will secure its standind as our optimum structure. (MAX. OF 250)

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