MARE 305

MARE 305

Fluid Mechanics Theory

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TAMUG Writing Lab

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MARE 305 Fluid Mechanics Theory Report Format

 

Lab Reports

A.     Title Page (NO GRAPHICS)

- Title

- Name

- Partners

- Date of experiment

- Date of submission

B.     Purpose

- Objectives and requirements of the experiment

- Proposed concepts, equations, and laws

C.     Given Information and Assumptions

D.     Apparatus

- Include graphics

- If necessary, explain the purpose and operation of the apparatus

E.      Procedure

- Describe highlights and necessary changes made

- Refer to the appropriate appendix for details

F.      Data Results

- Describe significant values obtained through observation or calculation in tables, graphs, and charts

- Refer to detailed calculations found in the appropriate appendix

G.     Conclusions

- Describe observations derived from the data analyses and possible causes for deviation from expected values, impact of assumptions, and achievement of your purpose

H.     Work Statement

- Indicate specific tasks and relative portion of work performed by each teammate

I.        References

- List textbooks or reference material, the appropriate page(s) that are not included in the appendices

J.       Appendices

- If included, label consecutively starting from A

 - Contains materials relevant to the report and only included if mentioned in the report

K.    Proper footnotes/endnotes required throughout

L.      Formatting

- Single or double spaced

- Include subheadings

 

Courtesy of Mr. Gerard Coleman

 

Final Project Report

A.     Cover Page (NO graphics, binders, or plastic covers)

- Title

- Name

- Date of submission

B.     Table of Contents

- Indicate appropriate page numbers and sections

C.     Purpose

- Purpose of report and system design

- Proposed concepts, equations, and laws

D.     System description and Sketch

- Sketch of design with elevations and major components

- Expected velocities and flow rates, material used, size of components, and types of valves and fittings

E.      Given Information and Assumptions

F.      Results – highlight and thoroughly describe results of analyses

- Acceptable system velocities and flow rates

- Total head loss (compare detailed hand calculations to Hydroflo results)

- Justification for valves and fittings

- Pump selection based on specific speed

- Representative pump and system curves (Hydroflo and PumpBase)

- NPSHR vs. NPSHA (include “hand” calculations)

G.     Conclusions

- Describe observations derived from the data analyses and possible causes for deviation from expected values, impact of assumptions, and achievement of your purpose

H.     References

- List textbooks or reference material, the appropriate page(s) that are not included in the appendices

I.        Appendices

- Label appendices label consecutively starting from A

- Detailed and concise calculations with all work shown

- Contains materials relevant to the report and only included if mentioned in the report

- “Hand” calculations should be performed on engineering graph paper

- Include Writing Center comments

J.       - Proper footnotes/endnotes required throughout

K.    Formatting

- Double spaced

- Include subheadings

- Page numbers centered on bottom of page


Courtesy of Mr. Gerard Coleman

 

For more general help and guidelines for writing use the links below

The Engineering Handbook

Essential Skills for Academic Writers