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ACI Announces Winners of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Bowling Ball Competition

Matt Ball on April 19, 2016 - in Awards, Corporate, Design/Engineering

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., April 19, 2016—The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces the winners of its 2016 Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Bowling Ball Competition.  The competition took place at The Concrete Convention and Exposition in Milwaukee, WI, USA. The first, second, and third place teams received cash awards of $750, $500, and $250, respectively.

During this exciting competition, students were challenged to:

  • Design and construct a fiber-reinforced concrete bowling ball that achieves optimal performance for specified tests and tasks.
  • Document and present the team’s work to an audience of industry professionals

The objective of this competition is to demonstrate the effect of fibers in reinforcing concrete, to gain experience in forming and fabricating a concrete fiber-reinforced element, and to encourage creativity in engineering design and analysis.

Bowling Ball Performance Category

1st Place: Fundação Educacional Inaciana Padre Sabóia de Medeiros: Felipe Gonçalves dos Santos, Ittalo Nathan Boscache Ayache, Luis Paulo De spirito Palazzolli, Lucas Camargo Carvalho, Pedro Amaro Baccarin

Faculty Advisor – Kurt Andre Pereira

2nd Place: University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus: Yasser E. Ortiz Rodríguez, Karimar Rodríguez Serrano, Gabriel Díaz Ríos, Kimberly M. Solórzano, Juan Arboleda

Faculty Advisor – Arsenio Caceres

3rd Place: Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon: Omar Diaz-López, Gustavo D. Gutiérrez-Zavala, Katia M Hernández-Martínez, Mónica E Neri-Álvarez, Hugo E Santana-González

Faculty Advisor – Alejandro Durán Herrera

Presentation Category

1st Place: Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon: Omar Diaz-López, Gustavo D. Gutiérrez-Zavala, Katia M Hernández-Martínez, Mónica E Neri-Álvarez, Hugo E Santana-González

Faculty Advisor – Alejandro Durán Herrera

2nd Place: San Jose State University: Diyaree Ismael, Carlos Murillo, Rami Zayed, Daniel Vasquez

James Fok

Faculty Advisor – Dr. Akthem Al-Manaseer

3rd Place: University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus: Cristian Soto Torres, Andrés Matos Ortiz, Nahima Z.  Ortiz Ayala, Gabriella Buono, Andrés Rodríguez Soto

Faculty Advisor – Arsenio Caceres

The following universities participated in the competition:

  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Team 1)
  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito (Team 2)
  • Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (Team 3)
  • Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (Team 12)
  • Facultad de Estudios Superiores Aragon UNAM (Team 4)
  • Facultad de Estudios Superiores Aragon UNAM (Team 5)
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Arizona State University
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville
  • British Columbia Institute of Technology (Team 9)
  • British Columbia Institute of Technology (Team 10)
  • Florida International University
  • University of Houston-Downtown
  • Universidad Central del Ecuador (Team 14)
  • Universidad Central del Ecuador (Team 15)
  • Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
  • Fundação Educacional Inaciana Padre Sabóia de Medeiros
  • Dhaanish Ahmed College of Engineering
  • University of North Florida
  • University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus (Team 20)
  • University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus (Team 21)
  • Universidad Rafael Landivar Campus
  • University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Instituto Tecnologico de La Paz (Team 25)
  • Instituto Tecnologico de La Paz (Team 26)
  • University of Cuenca
  • San Jose State University
  • Faculty of Engineering Cairo University
  • Universidad Nacional De Ingenieria
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Minnesota (Team 34)
  • University of Minnesota (Team 35)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Southern Indiana
  • Universidad Rafael Landivar Quetzaltenango
  • University of Utah
  • Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
  • University of Southern Indiana
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Valparaiso University
  • Purdue University Calumet
  • Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville
  • Southern Illinois Universtiy – Edwardsville
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Missouri Universtiy of Science and Technology
  • Pittsburg State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Auburn University
  • University of Central Florida
  • Texas A&M University
  • City College of New York
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology

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

 

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