Towers

Q: If the tower breaks or is damaged in any way while still being able to "carry the additional load" of sand without any "additional support from anything other than the tower," will the event supervisor(s) stop the flow of sand into the bucket? (section: 5/ paragraph:  b/ sub-paragraph:  / line:2-4 )

A: No, loading only stops when a failure occurs or when time expires. Failure is defined as the inability of the Tower to carry any additional load, or if any part of the load is supported by anything other than the Tower.

Q: Bonus points...the Tower to span a 29 cm diameter circle. If the base is a square, does the 29 cm situate outside the square touching the 4 corners or can the 29 cm circle be inside the square base but the circumference are touching the part of the 4 sides. In essence, the square is outside the 29 cm circle or the square is required to be inside the 29cm circle? (section: 3/ paragraph:  a/ sub-paragraph:  / line: 3)

A: No part of the tower may touch or be supported within the 29 cm circle.

Q: "...Tower must span a 20 cm x 20 cm opening..." mean that no part of the tower may touch or be supported within the 20 cm x 20 cm opening? (section: 3/ paragraph:  a/ sub-paragraph:  / line: 1)

A: Yes, this is correct.

Q: Is it allowed for our tower base to be less than 20cm by 20cm but still be able to span the opening of the test base? Or is the minimum dimensions for the tower base 20cm by 20cm? (section: 3/ paragraph:  a/ sub-paragraph:  / line: 1)

A: Thank you for your question. We have just answered and posted a similar question to yours below on the State web page. Please visit: Please check http://socalscioly.org/?tab=event&page=allclarifications to see a list of clarifications.