Have you ever thought about which section of steel could yield the maximum compressive strength in a column? If so, put all your skills into making that one column which could resist even the maximum axial compression.

Fabricate a column whose cross-section could be of any shape pertaining to the problem statement.

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There will be two rounds in this event.

Round 1:

An abstract should be submitted containing the following details:

  • Dimensions of the column
  • Profile of the cross-section of the column
  • The standard which is followed
  • Maximum axial compressive strength expected
  • It will be an eliminative round.

Deadline for abstract submission: 28-02-2019

Round 2:
• Participants will have to bring the fabricated column to NIT Trichy during Pragyan which will be tested for axial compression followed by an oral presentation to the judge.
• Bring the hardcopy of the abstract while coming for Pragyan.


  • Maximum of three members per team.

  • The participants should adhere to the problem statement, any deviation from it will lead to rejection of the team.

  • In case of a tie, judges’ decision will be final.


Judging criteria:

  • Design, Innovation and Report: 30%
  • Maximum load carrying capacity (strength to weight ratio): 30%
  • Fabrication and Aesthetic appearance: 10%
  • Oral Presentation to judge: 30%

Fabricate a cold formed steel column of 1m length with maximum lateral dimensions of 150 mm X 150 mm and thickness of 2 mm for axial load

• Boundary Conditions: Both ends rotation free and translation fixed
• The cross section can be of any shape
• Design should be based on any standard codes
• The column should be fitted with a plate both at the top and bottom for applying load

Deadline for abstract submission: 28-02-2019


Ques:Are cross-college teams allowed?

 Ans: Yes


Ques:Are inter-departmental teams allowed?



Ques:Is UG-PG collaborations allowed?

Ans:No. Only UG students are allowed to participate in the event.



  1. Ashok Pareek - 9629897390

  2. Shanmuga Priya - 9442324053

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