Howe Bridge Truss

Table of Contents
Section A Introduction …………………………………………………………………………………………………..3
Section B – Bridge Design Description…………………………………………………………………………………3
B.1 – Designs Considered During Brainstorming……………………………………………………………………………3
B.2 – Detailed Description of Final Design ……………………………………………………………………………………3
B.3 – Design Specification Table …………………………………………………………………………………………………3
B.4 – Bridge Diagram…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………4
Section C Bridge Analysis ……………………………………………………………………………………………….5
C.1 – Description of Analysis Process…………………………………………………………………………………………..5
C.2 – Member Force Table (with Factor of Safety) ………………………………………………………………………..5C.3 Method of Failure…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….5
C.3 Scale Drawing of Bridge…………………………………………………………………………………………………….5
Section D Recommendations and Summary……………………………………………………………………..6
Section D – Summary of Project Processes ………………………………………………………………………….

6D.1 – Description of Work Process and Schedule ………………………………………………………………………….6
D.2 – Description of Individual Contributions ……………………………………………………………………………….6
D.3 – Reflections on Process and Results……………………………………………………………………………………..6
Section E – Business Model Canvass …………………………………………………………………………………..7
References ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..9
Appendices …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….9

(i) the introduction should demonstrate that you have done some research on the style of bridges you investigated and finally chose. Which means you need have to have references cited in the text, along with the detailed reference in the reference section.

(ii) Make sure you state the fundamental equations, and crushing and buckling equations, as well as the axial strength you applied in the initial engineering design analysis of your bridge, and the assumptions that you made in order to correctly perform the analysis. These equations must be discussed. Also, you need to present the equations for determining the lengths of the members. When discussing details of your calculations, you need to reference the appendix. You have to remember this is a quantitative engineering analysis. You are at the stage of your engineering education that you can start writing and communicating like engineers.

(iii) Figures and Tables must be numbered with captions. Figure captions come after figure and Table captions come before the table.  All tables and figures must be called and discussed in the text. Guide the reader through the tables and figures. Please read the report instructions on how to present tables and figures. Do not put the same figure the report multiple times. Just reference the figure in the text.

(iv) Its imperative that you show detailed calculations as well as any other tools you used in your design work (e.g. excel, MATLAB, JHU truss solver, etc.) and discussed.

(v) When you discuss the method of failure, it needs to include a discussion of how it will fail. This will include a complete discussion of the buckling equation in context of your design.

(vi) all figures must be neat, legible, large enough to read, and professional. You can landscape the figures if you they are too small.

(vii) Ask yourselves this questions when you read through the paper: does this technical report provide a blue print for others to follow, and repeat your experiment, with similar results?

(viii) The technical reports need to be well written. This will require all members to read and edit all sections. This will assure that the report is consistent and all necessary gaps in the technical aspects are covered. Never rely on 1-member to write a section(s). Pay attention to the format, as well as, the required length for each section. Note, if you are working in Google Docs, the conversion from DOC to google docs and back to DOC does not translate 1:1, so be careful with the formatting.

(ix) The Business Model Canvass most be filled out, and it most be filled out as if your company is Alamandro Steel Works. This will require you to read the Case Study.

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