SAMPE Benelux Bridge Building Contest 2018-2019

SAMPE Benelux presents: "The Second Edition of the Bridge Building Contest" 

Since years SAMPE chapters worldwide (e.g. France, Switzerland, US) organize bridge design contests between engineering student teams in their chapter. Last year we organized the first Benelux edition which was a great success. Due to the enthusiastic reactions of all the attending students, SAMPE Benelux offers the second edition to Benelux engineering students for the academic year 2018-2019.

9 teams have confirmed participation!

  • TU Delft - Arkadiko Team
  • Han Hogeschool - HanBridge Team
  • Saxion - SaxyBridge
  • KU Leuven - KU Leuven Material Engineering
  • LTAM Luxembourg - LTAM Luxembourg
  • KU Leuven Brugge - Mind the Gap
  • TU Delft - No Bridge Too Far
  • Inholland Alkmaar - Pontifics 2.0
  • UGent - UGent- Research Group Schoonmeersen

The strongest, lightest and most creative bridge designs will be tested on 28nd of March 2019. The winning team takes home €400! SAMPE Benelux works with sponsors to deliver the materials to you to produce the bridge you designed, using carbon, glass, basalt and flax fiber, epoxy resins, structural cores and adhesives. The ancillary materials for production shall be used by preference from the universities or supplied by supporting companies. 

We are also looking for enthusiastic teachers/professors, mentors or companies who will help us. 

Download the flyer with the detailed information for more information. 

Download the Frequently Asked Questions!

Are you enthusiastic about this contest? Please share this information with everybody that could be enthusiastic. Maybe you can integrate the design and building of the bridge into practical work sessions with students at your university? In case we should contact a colleague, please let us know! We look for many of you to join the spirit! 

Contact: if you wish more information.