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Tom Wienckowski CE 206 Civil Engineering Lab Assignment #1 Technical Writing: Review a Technical Journal Article Select a technical article in an ASCE journal (Materials or Structures) that involves measurements taken by the authors. Review the article with respect to the following questions. THIS ASSIGNMENT IS NOT DONE IN LAB REPORT FORMAT, although the writing in your lab reports should follow a similar style and attain a similar standard as is used in an article you would find in a technical journal. 1. Provide a bibliographic listing of the article. Include the article (pdf file preferred) when you upload your completed assignment in Campus Cruiser. Albrecht, Pedro, and Akhrawat Lenwari. "Fatigue Strength of Weathered A588 Steel Beams." Journal of Bridge Engineering 14.6 (2009): 415-538. Print. 2. What are the main headings and sub-headings in the article? (Show in outline form) 1. Fatigue Strength of Weathered A588 Steel Beams A. Introduction B. Experimental Work i. Specimens ii. Weathering iii. Test Matrix C. Corrosion Behavior i. Welded Beams ii. Cover Plated Beams D. Fatigue Behavior i. Welded Beams ii. Cover Plated Beams E. Analysis Method F. Conclusions G. References 3. Figures and tables: Provide an example of each if possible.
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a. Are tables and figures identified by number with a brief descriptive title? Yes, figures 1 and 2 are on page 437, tables 1 and 2 are on page 438, table 3 and figures 3, 4, and 5, are on page 439, figure 6 is on page 440, table 4 is on page 441, and figures 7-12 are on page 442. b. Are all tables and figures discussed in the article and appear on the same page or the following page after they are first discussed? Yes, all of the tables and figures are discussed in the article right before the figure is presented. For figures 1 and 2, they are discussed on the page before under specimens, and on the same page under weathering. c.
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