## Rules for Vertical LoadYour model should be strong enough to carry a vertical load. - Every floor of your model must be able to carry 10 grams for
each square centimetre of its area.
- Your model must be able to carry the required load on all floors
at the same time.
- On the day of the challenge, you can use the weights provided to check that your model can carry the vertical load.
## Applying the LoadWhen your model is tested on the Shaking-Table it will be loaded in the following way: - We will add the vertical load to models using steel blocks., which
we will glue firmly in place.
- Each steel block will be 6.0 x 4.5 x 3.0 cm with a mass of 635 grams.
- The number of blocks placed on each floor will be the lowest
number needed to cover the minimum required mass for that floor.
Fixings for Steel Blocks - You must provide fixings on your model to show where the blocks will
go.
- Make the space for the blocks slightly larger than required (by about
2mm) to make sure they fit well.
- Make sure that your floor can support the steel blocks.
Before the paper floor is added |