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KLIUC Hosted the 7th IUICEC Posted: 27 June 2012; Category: Campus
Is it possible to build the lightest scaled transmission tower and yet is able to sustain the four loading test with a breeze? The team from Tonji University, Shanghai China did, with its scaled model of just 43 gramme, the team emerged as the 1st place prize winner in the 7th Inter-University Invitational Civil Engineering Competition (IUICEC).
The 7th Inter-University Invitational Civil Engineering Competition (IUICEC) was hosted by the School of Engineering Technology and Infrastructure (SETI) of Kuala Lumpur Infrastructure University College (KLIUC) from 27th to 30th May at the university campus. The IUICEC is a civil engineering competition established by the engineering students in the year 2000 and was first held at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. This biennial activity was then held mostly in China before venturing out to other countries. The last IUICEC was held at the National University of Singapore in 2010. This time, KLIUC as the 7th host received participants from 11 institutions, namely the Hanyang University, Korea; University of Hong Kong; Tonji University, China; Monash University, Australia, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) to name a few.
The 4 day competition was a platform for the civil engineering students to develop their skills and imagination in structure design and model fabrication. The content of the 7th IUICEC includes three parts which are model design, model fabrication, and model tests. The model design was evaluated based on the design report, which was submitted upon registration on the first day of the competition. The fabrication started on the second day of the competition and each team was provided with materials and tools for model fabrication.
The structural assessment of the model, which was the most anticipated part of the competition, was held on the fourth day. Each model underwent four load tests: static bending load test, static vertical load test, static horizontal load test, and horizontal impact load test. The winning model must be the lightest possible structure which sustained the four loading tests with acceptable deflection limits without collapse or local failure while maintaining its aesthetic appearance and is unique in creativity and innovation.
The 1st place was bagged by Tonji University, the 2nd place was bagged by Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, the 3rd place was won by University of Macau, China. KLIUC also performed well too as the university emerged as the 4th place prize winner. The winners were presented with plaques and winning certificates by Prof. Dr. Zulkifli Abdul Hamid, the President of KLIUC. Also present to witness were Prof. Dr. Roslan Zainal Abidin, the Advisor for the 7th IUICEC, Associate Prof. Khairul Salleh Baharudin the Chairman of the 7th IUICEC, and all the team leaders of the participating universities.
KLIUC is proud to host such an event with participation from Asia and Australia. This event is a part of KLIUC’s continuous efforts and commitment in providing a platform for students to showcase their work. The next IUICEC will be held at Monash University, Australia in 2014. @import url(http://www.studymalaysia.com/rte/);