This is the only version of the software that can be used for the 2015 Engineering Encounters Bridge Design Contest.
The West Point Bridge Design Contest is a nationwide Internet-based competition intended to promote math, science, and technology education in U.S. middle schools and high schools. The contest provides students with a realistic introduction to engineering through an engaging, hands-on design experience.
The West Point Bridge Designer 2015 will introduce you to engineering through an authentic, hands-on design experience. Official software used to enter the West Point Bridge Design Contest. This software provides you with the tools to model, test, and optimize a steel highway bridge, based on realistic specifications, constraints, and performance criteria.
This software is free and is in the public domain. You may install it on as many computers as you like, and you may distribute it to others without asking our permission
WPBD 2015 is available in two formats:
- WPBD 2015 for Windows - Requires Windows XP or newer.
- WPBD 2015 for Macintosh - Requires Mac OS X 10.7.3 (Lion) or later
Disclaimer: This software was formerly known as the West Point Bridge Designer. It is now maintained and distributed by Engineering Encounters–a private, non-profit organization that is not affiliated with the U.S. government or the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
|Kevin Sanders · 29 Sep 2011|
A quick tip: The lower down your bridge is the more stable it usually is. You can also add a piller into the middle of it and use lots of triangle and dimonds. Most stable shapes.
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