Progressive Collapse Resistance Competition (PCRC)
|Undeformed System||Vertical Displacement = 2.5 in.|
The purpose of this competition is to provide undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professionals (engineers, architects and other professionals) an opportunity to learn about progressive collapse resistance of reinforced concrete structures. We hope that this will enhance contestants understanding about: collapse resistant mechanisms, modeling techniques for progressive collapse analyses, system level response of reinforced concrete structures, and importance of reinforcement detailing on dynamic load redistribution following initial failure.
Will the system collapse?
Describe resisting mechanisms.
What will be the maximum vertical displacement?
At what vertical displacement the first reinforcing bar will fracture, if any?
Using the guideline provided (see Rules and Grading Rubric), a panel of experts will select the winners. The identities of contestants will not be provided to the panel.
The identities of contestants will not be disclosed without their explicit approval.
Level 1: 1st Place: $5000; 2nd Place: $2000; 3rd Place: $1000
Level 2: 1st Place: $8000; 2nd Place: $4000; 3rd Place: $2000