9th IMC Competition for MSc and PhD students

IMC Students’ Challenge “Maximum Compressive Load of Masonry Prisms”

We are pleased to inform that the “IMC Students’ Challenge” has 16 teams from 12 different countries enrolled.

The objective of this competition is to predict the maximum compressive load of two masonry prisms built with solid bricks, or hollow blocks, and mortar joints. The prisms will be tested on the first day of the conference (July 7, 2014).

The winning teams will be awarded with the following prizes:

•   1st Prize: € 750 (seven hundred and fifty euro);

•   2nd Prize: € 500 (five hundred euro);

•   3rd Prize: € 250 (two hundred and fifty euro).

MSc and PhD students organized by teams of three elements can participate.

During the conference, one team member is expected to present a poster on a Special Session dedicated to the “IMC Students’ Challenge”.

The “IMC Students’ Challenge”  is an initiative of the Organizing Committee of the 9th International Masonry Conference, to be held in Guimarães, Portugal, during July 7-9, 2014. This competition is sponsored by EuLA – the European Lime Association.