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ITS Instict Team Wins The Third Place at Indonesian Bridge Competition

Oleh : enadminukp | | Source : its.ac.id
Sunu Juan Arismunandar (tiga dari kiri) dan Renata Isnawati (empat dari kiri) dari Tim Instict ITS saat menerima penghargaan di Kompetisi Jembatan Indonesia (KJI) XVII

Sunu Juan Arismunandar (three from left) and Renata Isnawati (four from left) from ITS Instict Team while receiving awards at Indonesian Bridge Competition (KJI) XVII

ITS Campus- ITS News – Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) represented by the Instict Team, succeeded in making achievements in the annual Indonesian Bridge Competition (KJI) XVII which lasted for three days and ended on the last Sunday (11/13). In the event held by the National Achievement Center (Puspresnas) in Universitas Pembangunan Jaya (UPJ), South Tangerang, ITS managed to win third place in the Arch Bridge category.

The Advisor of ITS Instinct Team, Prof. Ir Ridho Bayuaji ST MT PhD IPM ASEAN Eng, explained that KJI is a competition that hones students’ skills in designing and creating bridges. ITS Instict team consists of two students from Civil Infrastructure Engineering Department, who are Sunu Juan Arismunandar and Renata Isnawati. “Here, the Instict team designed an arch steel bridge,” Ridho said.

Sunu Juan Arismunandar dari tim Instict ITS saat menaruh beban di Jembatan Balawan rancangan timnya

Sunu Juan Arismunandar from ITS Instict team while placing the load on the Balawan Bridge designed by his team

The Instict team themselves designed an arch bridge named Balawan. Ridho said that the name comes from Sanskrit which means sturdy. In relation to that name, the Instict team hopes that the bridge that is designed can also be sturdy in supporting Indonesia’s infrastructure needs.

This year’s KJI takes the theme Sturdy, Light, Aesthetic, and Futuristic Bridges. So that in addition to the strength of the bridge frame to withstand loads, things like bridge design also become crucial point in the assessment. “In this case, the Instict Team also designed a bridge that is equipped with attractive red and blue coloring,” Ridho added.

Renata Isnawati dari Tim Instict ITS saat menyiapkan Jembatan Balawan untuk melakukan pembebanan di ajang KJI XVII

Renata Isnawati from ITS Instict Team while preparing the Balawan Bridge to carry out loading at KJI XVII event

He further explained, the red color on the Balawan Bridge stem means strong determination. This reflects the younger generation who are determined to contribute to the country’s development. While the blue color on the plate means trust. “With these colors (blue, red) can bring confidence in the strength of the bridge and confidence in the strength of the current generation,” he added.

(dari kiri) Renata Isnawati, Prof Ir Ridho Bayuaji ST MT PhD IPM ASEAN Eng, dan Sunu Juan Arismunandar saat bersiap merakit Jembatan Balawan di ajang KJI XVII

(from left) Renata Isnawati, Prof. Ir Ridho Bayuaji ST MT PhD IPM ASEAN Eng, and Sunu Juan Arismunandar while preparing to assemble the Balawan Bridge at KJI XVII event

During the final round, according to Ridho, the Instict Team succeeded in assembling the Balawan Bridge in 167 minutes using prepared carbon steel. After that, the participants’ bridges were given a load of 5 kilograms 12 times in stages. After being loaded, it was noted that the Balawan Bridge had a deflection of 1.65 millimeters which placed it as the bridge with the second smallest deflection in the Arch Bridge category.

At KJI XVII 2022 event, another team from ITS was present for the Steel Frame Bridge category, the Risomas Team, which won the second runner-up. Ridho expressed his pride in the efforts of the ITS team in this year. “Hopefully, ITS team will be able to give their best effort again in the next year,” said Ridho optimistically. (ITS Public Relation)

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