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Communicating and learning in engineering online

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Example Contents page Contents Summary……………………………………………………...……………. ii 1.0 Introduction .......................................................................................... 1 2.0 Design 1: 33m Steel I-Girder Bridge .................................................... 2 2.1 Superstructure .......................................................................... 2 2.2 Abutments ................................................................................ 3 2.3 Construction method ................................................................ 3 3.0 Design 2: 25m Super T-Girder Bridge ...... ……………………………… 4 3.1 Superstructure……………………………………………………... 4 3.2 Abutments ………………………………………………………... 5 3.3 Construction method ................................................................ 6 4.0 Comparison of designs ........................................................................ 7 4.1 Economics ................................................................................ 7 4.1.1 Construction costs .......................................................... 7 4.1.2 Long-term maintenance .................................................. 8 4.2 Safety ....................................................................................... 8 4.3 Aesthetics ................................................................................. 9 5.0 Conclusions and Recommendations ................................................... 9 6.0 References ........................................................................................ 10 Appendices: Appendix 1 Design 1 Scale drawings Appendix 2 Design 2 Scale drawings 4. Introduction The introduction (~1/2-3/4 page ) provides the background information needed for the rest of your report to be understood. It includes: a clear statement of the purpose of the investigation the background of the topic of your report a brief outline of the structure of the report if appropriate (this would not be necessary in a short report) . Communicating and Learning in Engineering Online Resources 3
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Example Introduction 1 Introduction from a report entitled: Preliminary Design of a Bridge. In this report, two alternative designs are presented and evaluated according to the given criteria, and then the better design selected. Introduction A dual carriageway bridge with two traffic lanes in each direction is to be constructed on the Calder Freeway crossing Slaty Creek in the Shire of Macedon Ranges in Victoria. The bridge is to span 125 metres between man-made compacted fill embankments, and is approximately 15 metres above the river surface, with a grade of 0.056 m/m. This report presents two possible concept designs for this bridge. In evaluating these designs, the following criteria are considered: the cost of the bridge, the method of construction, the durability of the bridge and maintenance considerations, the possible disruption to traffic during construction and the aesthetics of the bridge. The two conceptual designs are presented in the form of sketches of the elevations and cross-sections of the structures. Example Introduction 2 Introduction from a report entitled: A Review of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Actions and Opportunities: the Current Status of the Kyoto Protocol. Introduction The greenhouse effect is a natural phenomenon that keeps the earth’s surface warm. Greenhouse gases trap heat from solar radiation, analogous to the way glass panes trap heat in a greenhouse. Due to increasing greenhouse gas emissions from human activities, the greenhouse effect has been significantly augmented, causing a rise in the earth’s surface temperature. The temperature rise had led to climate change, causing frequent natural disasters. This has generated increasing awareness of the importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions through international and domestic initiatives.
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