techrep - TECHNICAL PAPER FORMAT Glen H. Besterfield, Ph.D....

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TECHNICAL PAPER FORMAT Glen H. Besterfield, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering University of South Florida Tampa, Florida, 33620 (813) 974-5629 I NTRODUCTION This manual contains general information to assist the reader in the preparation of a technical paper, which may be published in numerous different formats: Design report; Lab Report; Conference papers or pamphlets; Symposia or proceedings papers - bound volumes; and Journal papers. D ESCRIPTION OF AN T ECHNICAL P APER A technical paper should be clear, concise, complete, with assumptions plainly identified and data presented (including their uncertainty - statistics) with precise logic, with relevance to practices described, and with actual accomplishments of the work clearly stated and honestly appraised. T EXT The manuscript must be neat and clearly legible. Italics, subscripts, superscripts, Greek letters, especially those easily confused with English letters (e.g., alpha, omega, rho, nu, etc.), must be clearly indicated. The paper should be word processor generated, double-spaced and on one side of standard white letter-size sheets (8 1/2 in. x 11 in.) with 1 in. margins on each side. on A 1 1/2 in. left margin is acceptable depending on the binding used. A word processor and laser printer should be used. A dot matrix printer is not acceptable. Unless otherwise stated the entire manuscript should be typed with 12 pt. Ariel or Times Roman font. All paragraphs should be indented one tab (1/2 in.) with the first letter on the next space. I DENTIFICATION AND P AGE N UMBERS Sections of this document have been taken from ASME Manual MS-4 and modified. The use of copyrighted material is for educational purposes only.
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Every page of the manuscript must be numbered, and have the title and author name(s) on it. These can be placed in a footer at the bottom of each page, as depicted in this manuscript. Page numbers are to be typed at the bottom of the page aligned with the right margin (except on page 1, which needs no page number). The title (can be abbreviated) and author name(s) are to be typed at the bottom of the page aligned with the left margin (except on page 1). C ONTENTS OF THE P APER The order of the contents of a paper is as follows: Title; Author Name(s), Title(s) and Affiliation(s); Abstract; Outlines (as appropriate); Table of Contents Nomenclature; Body of paper, including figures and tables; Introduction Design Analysis Conclusions Recommendations Acknowledgments; References; and Appendices (as appropriate). Background (Historical, Literature, Theoretical, etc.) Recognition of Need Design Specifications and Requirements Technical and Economic Feasibility (Market Analysis, etc.) Design Constraints and Parameters Creative Design Synthesis and Conceptual Designs Preliminary Design and Analysis Detailed Design Detailed Analysis (Algor , etc.) Detailed Drawings (Autocad
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