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IENG 471 Lecture 03

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									IENG 464 / 465 Senior Design

        Engineering Notebook
        Maintenance




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Engineering Notebooks
   Individual Responsibility
           Must be legally constructed
              Pages can’t be re-sequenced
              Missing pages are easily identified as such
           Must be legally documented
              Entries must be accurate
              Entries must be chronological
              Entries of importance should be witnessed
           Examples to document:
                Meeting times, places, attendees, topics
                Relevant phone conversations
                Relevant expenditures, mileage
                Design principles, concepts, sketches
                Engineering results, decisions, rationale
           Copies are placed in Project Notebook regularly
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Engineering Notebooks
   Engineering Notebooks are a permanent
      record for legal purposes
           Notebooks have a durable cover
           Pages are sewn or perfect bound (not loose-leaf or
            spiral bound)
           Entries are made with permanent methods
           Entries are made in sequential order & dated
           Errors are lined out, but not obliterated
           Loose material is attached within the notebook
            pages (if possible), or referenced within (if not)


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Using Your Engineering Notebook

    Blow-by-blow Documentation
            Corner of page
               Date & time
               Location
               Personnel present

            Title of task
               Experimental conditions, equipment ID numbers
               Blow-by-blow record of process
               Sketches of experimental setup / design
               Summarize major decisions / results

            Single line ends an activity, Double line ends day


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Eng. Notebook Entry Example
 10/1/99
 Team Mtg       George, Jane, Judy       (Elroy absent)
 4:15 pm        Clodfelter’s Bar & Grill
 Agenda:        Refreshments
                Brainstorming
                Material Purchase
 -   Discussed cost vs. refreshment performance
      -     George presented analysis showing non-linearity at high $ end
      -     Decision to invent more effective beverage
 -   Brainstormed concepts                                Refresh.
      -     Reduced water content
                                                          Level
      -     Increased hops in raw stock
 -   Decision to invest in further research
      -     Planned expenditure of $25.00                            Cost ($)
      -     Actual expenditure of $26.75 due to heavy tipping

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