1 CCE3350 Hydraulics Fall 2015 Term Project

1
CCE3350
Hydraulics
Fall 2015
Term Project

20
0
Points
The objective of the C
CE3350
term project is to
synthesize
water resources engineering as a part of the civil
and
construction
engineering professions
.
E
ach student
will prepare
a
6

8
page
information
paper on a water resources engineering
related topic.
Project
Events, Timeline
,
and Point Values
Event
Due Date
Points
Topic Selection
LSN 4
N/A
Abstract & Outline
LSN
8
25
Draft Paper
LSN
2
1
50
Final Paper
LSN 2
4
125
*
* 25 of the 10
0
points for t
he final paper will be associated with written communication
skills rather than
content
, e.g. writing style, grammar, punctuation,
etc.
Abstract & Outline (outline embedded in the abstract)
One

page summary outlining the
scope of the paper and principal
points that will be discussed
Paper Specifications
6

8 pages
minimum

this includes figures, pictures, graphs, etc. However, if your paper is mostly figures and
does not contain substantial text, you will be penalized.
No maximum length

feel fre
e t
o write as much as you like;
there is no penalty for longer papers
Double

spaced text
12
pt
font
5
reference minimum

at least 3
must be “non

internet” references, i.e. a book or journal article
. On

line books or
journals are still journals and books.
The distinction is in the quality
not the location. If in
doubt, p
lease
see
me for an
official ruling.
Include tables, figures, photos, graphs, etc.
as appropriate

Label tables at the top of the table

Label figures (including graphs, photos, ch
arts, etc)
at the bottom

Only two classifications for
labeling

tables or figures
Margins

1
.25
” on left and right
sides
, 1” top and bottom
Documentation in accordance with WMU Standards.
Reference Style
(from the ASCE Journal Submissions webpage)
To cite sources in the text, use the author

date method; list the last names of the authors, then the year.
The formats are as follows: one author

(Smith 2004); two authors

(Smith and Jones 2004); three or more
authors

(Smith et al. 2004). Prepare a refer
ence section listing all references alphabetically by last name of the
first author. For anonymous reports and standards, alphabetize by the issuing institution. Double

space the
reference section. Below are samples of properly formatted and complete refer
ences:
Journals:
King, S., and Delatte, N. J. (2004). “Collapse of 2000 Commonwealth Avenue: Punching shear case
study.”
J. Perf. Constr. Facil.,
18(1), 54

61.
Double

check the year, journal title, volume and issue numbers, and page numbers. ASCE referenc
e
information can be verified using our CE Database at www.pubs.asce.org.
Conference Proceedings and Symposia:
Fwa, T. F., Liu, S. B., Teng, K. J. (2004). “Airport pavement
condition rating and maintenance

needs assessment using fuzzy logic.”
Proc., Airpor
t Pavements: Challenges
and New Technologies
, ASCE, Reston, Va., 29

38.
2
Include the sponsor of the conference or publisher of the proceedings, AND that entity’s location

city and
state or city and country.
Books and Reports:
Feld, J., and Carper, K. (1997
).
Construction failure,
2
nd
Ed., Wiley, New York.
Book references must include author, book title, publisher, and the publisher’s location. If a specific chapter is
being used, list the chapter title and inclusive page numbers.
For reports, include the
full institution name (not
just the acronym) and its location.
Unpublished Material:
Unpublished material is not included in the references. It may be cited in the text in the
following forms: (John Smith, personal communication, May 16, 1999) or (Jones et
al., unpublished
manuscript, 2002). As an exception to the rule, articles that are
accepted
for publication may be included in the
references as follows: Gibson, W. (2003). “Cyberspace: The postmodern frontier.”
J. Comp. in Fiction,
in press.
Web Pages an
d On

line Material:
Burka, L. P. (2002). “A hypertext history of multiuser dimensions.”
MUD
history,
<
http://www.ccs.neu.edu
> (Dec. 5, 2003).
Include an author if possible, a copyright date, a title, the
Web address, and the date the material was accessed
or downloaded (in parentheses at the end).
CD

ROM
:
Liggett, J. A., and Caughey, D. A. (1998). “Fluid statics.”
Fluid mechanics
(CD

Rom), ASCE,
Reston, Va.
Possible Topics
include
but are not limited
to
the following
Hydraulic Structures
Hoover Dam
South Fork Reservoir Dam Failure (Johnstown Flood)
Three Gorges Dam
Teton Dam Failure
Panama Canal
Theodore Roosevelt Dam
Grand Coulee Dam
Itaipu Dam (in Brazil and Paraguay)
LG2 Dam (in Canada)
Water Supply
Systems for Major Cities/Municipalities/Watersheds
Innovative Water Supply Systems, e.g. pump

storage systems
Water Demand Analysis and Forecasting

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