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American Concrete Institute Announces Winners of Student Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites Competition

Matt Ball on April 14, 2015 - in Corporate

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., April 14, 2015—The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces the winners of its 2015 Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites Competition.  The competition took place at The Concrete Convention and Exposition in Kansas City, MO, USA. The first, second, and third place teams received cash awards of $750, $500, and $250, respectively.

During this exciting competition, students designed, constructed, and tested a concrete structure reinforced with fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) bars to achieve the optimal load-to-cost ratio, predicted the ultimate load, and predicted the load that would result in a piston deflection of 3.5 mm (0.14 in.)

Structure Type 1 Category (Straight Prismatic Beam)
1st Place: Universidad Central del Ecuador: Edwin Ivan Cahuatijo Sojos, Verónica Yolanda Torres Cueva, Verónica Alexandra Castro Cerón, Juan Carlos Cajamarca Chauca, Erick Fernando Zumárraga Potosi
Faculty Advisor – Luisa Paulina Viera Arroba

2nd Place: Escuela Politecnica Nacional: José Antonio Samaniego Pactong, Julieana Maribel Romero Gualán, Edwin Iván Lituma Cruz, Juan José Torres Valdivieso
Faculty Advisor – C E Eugenia De Las Mercedes Villacis

3rd Place: The University of Texas at Austin: Noah Mcilhon, Matt Comer, Andrea Cruz, Ricardo Soto, Chi Phung
Faculty Advisor – Kevin Folliard

Structure Type 2 Category
1st Place: Universidad de Cuenca: José Alberto Gallardo Briones, Teodoro Esteban Amaya Astudillo, Juan Pablo MendietaCorrea, Pedro José Márquez Pesantez, Klever Marcelo Maurad Guncay
Faculty Advisor – Fernando Zalamea

2nd Place: Universidad San Francisco de Quito: Andres Robalino, Daniel Murray, David Gonzales, Juan Pablo Stacey, Victor Tapia
Faculty Advisor – Eva Lantsoght

3rd Place: Universidad Central del Ecuador: Victor Andrés Cando Lara, Luis Fernando Cando Lara, Pedro Vicente Corregidor Maldonado, Angel Daniel Paucar Velasteguí
Faculty Advisor – Margarita Flor Ph.D

For more information on ACI’s Student Competitions, please visit www.concrete.org.

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