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Surveying 1 Semester 3 (SE Second Year) BE Construction Engineering University of Mumbai Topics and Syllabus

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100.00 Introduction
101.00 Definition, Principles, Object, Uses and Necessity of Surveying
  • Various types of surveying– based on methods and instruments,
  • classifications-Plane surveying and geodetic surveying, Scales,
  • Plain and diagonal scale,
  • use of various types of verniers and micrometers in survey instruments.
102.00 Chain Surveying
  • Chain surveying,
  • study of ranging,
  • Instruments required for linear measurements and setting out right angles.
200.00 Levelling
201.00 Definitions, Technical Terms, Principle of Levelling
  • different types of levels such as dumpy,
  • tilting, wye level, auto level and laser level,
  • temporary and permanent adjustments of level.
202.00 Levelling Staff
  • Different types, classification of levelling, reduction of levels.
  • Precise level and levelling staff, and field procedure for precise levelling.
  • Difficulties in levelling work, corrections and precautions in levelling work, problems, corrections due to curvature and refraction.
300.00 Contouring
301.00 Contouring
  • definitions, contour interval, equivalent,
  • uses and characteristics of contour lines,
  • direct and indirect methods of contouring.
  • Grade contour: definition and use.
302.00 Computation of Volume
  • Computation of volume by trapezoidal and prismoidal formula,
  • volume from spot levels, volume from contour plans.
400.00 Traversing
401.00 Compass Survey
  • Bearings: Definition, different types and designations,
  • compass- prismatic and surveyor’s,
  • declination, local attraction, plotting of compass survey by different methods
402.00 Theodolite Travers
  • Various parts and axis of transit, technical terms,
  • temporary and permanent adjustments of a transit,
  • horizontal and vertical angles, methods of repetition and reiteration.
403.00 Different Methods of Running a Theodolite Traverse
  • Gales traverse table, 
  • balancing of traverse by Bow- Ditch’s,
  • transit and modified transit rules.
404.00 Problems on One Plane and Two Plane Methods
  • omitted measurements, Precautions in using transit,
  • errors in theodolite traversing;
  • Use of theodolite for various works such as prolongation of a straight line,
  • setting out an angle, bearing measurements.
500.00 Areas
501.00 Area of a Irregular Figure
  • Area of a irregular figure by trapezoidal rule,
  • average ordinate rule, Simpson’s 1/3 rule,
  • various coordinate methods
502.00 Planimeter
  • types including digital planimeter, area of zero circle, use of planimeter.
600.00 Plane Table Surveying
601.00 Definition, Uses and Advantages , Temporary Adjustments
602.00 Different Methods of Plane Table Surveying
603.00 Errors in Plane Table Surveying
604.00 Use of Telescopic Alidade

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