Course: CVE 351 Surveying I (3 Credits Compulsory)

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1.

COURSE NAME & CREDIT LOAD:

Course: CVE 351


Surveying I (3 Credits


Compulsory)

Course Duration: Three hours per week for 15 weeks (45 hours)

As taught in 2010/2011 session


2.

LECTURER DETAILS:

Lecturer: ADELEKE, OLUWAFEMI OYETUNDE



B.Sc

(Surv)
, M.Sc

(Surv)
, MBA, PhD

(Civil Eng)




adeleke.oo@unilorin.edu.ng



Block 8, Room 8F23


Mondays 10am
-
12noon, Friday 11am


2pm


3.

COURSE DETAILS:

3.1

Course Content


Basic principles of surveying, instruments, methods and computations of distance, angles
and elevations, stadia measurements; Theodolite traversing, computation of areas by analytical
and planimeter methods. Field work, pacing, b
ase
-
line measurements, leveling and compass
traversing. Introduction to theodolite traversing


30h (T); 45h (P); C


3.2

Course Description

1.

Principles of Surveying


Process of Surveying, Usefulness of Surveying, Types of
Surveying, Units of measurements
, Presentation of Survey works.

2.

Errors in Surveying


Sources of Errors. Types of errors.

3.

Linear Measurements


Pacing, Odometer, Stadia Method etc.

4.

Chain Surveying


Principles of Chain Surveying,

Terminologies, Setting out right
angles, Obstacle
s encountered in Chain Surveying
.

5.

Compass Surveying


The Compass, Compass Surveying Terminologies, Compass
Traversing Procedure, Observation and Elimination of Effects of Local Attraction

6.

Leveling


The Level, Leveling Terminologies, Leveling
Principle, Reduction of
Leveling Field Book using Height of Collimation and Rise and Fall Methods. Plotting
and Contouring, Applications of Leveling.

7.

Theodolite Traversing


The Theodolite, Terminologies, Theodolite

Traversing,
Observations and Computations, Plotting and Applications of Theodolite Traversing


3.3

Course Justification

Surveying is fundamental in the analysis, design and construction of Civil Engineering
structures.


3.4

Course Objectives

To expose th
e student to basic knowledge of Surveying and Geomatics, data acquisitions
methods and data management


3.5

Course Requirements


A
nalytical and computational skills
.


3.6

Methods of Grading


Continuous Assessment
, Practical and Examinations


3.7

Course De
livery Strategies and Practical Schedules


30h (T), 45h (P)


4.

LECTURE CONTENT


Week
1
:
Principles of Surveying


Process of Surv
eying, Usefulness of Surveying

Objectives:
Introduction of student to the basic of Surveying and Geomatics

Study
Questions/Assignments

1.

Write a brief on Geographic information System (GIS)

2.

Write a short note on Global Positioning System (GPS)

3.

Identify areas of applications of GIS and GPS in either Civil Engineering or Geology
and Mineral Sciences.


Week 2:
Principles of Surveying


Types of Surveying, Units of measurements,



Presentation of Survey works.

Objectives:
Introduction of student to various branches of Geoinformatics

Study Questions/Assignments

1.

Differentiate between Maps and Plans

2.

Differentiate between Accuracy and Precision



Week 3:
Errors in Surveying


Sources of Errors. Types of errors.

Objectives:
Let students appreciate the fact that errors exist in all measures made and


should try to minise errors when
taking measurements

Study Questions/Assignments

1.

What do you understand by the term ‘redundant observation’.


Week 4:
Linear Measurements


Pacing, Odometer, Stadia Method etc.

Objectives:
Teach students on various ways of carrying out linear measurements.

Study Questions/Assignments

1.

Determine your pace length.


Week 5: C
hain Surveying


Principles of Chain Surveying, Terminologies, Setting out right




angles,

Objectives:
Introduction of student to the basic principle of Chain Surveying

Study

Questions/Assignments

1.

Identify the various types of details

2.

Give 2 examples of each type of detail.


Week 6:
C
hain Surveying


Obstacles

encountered in Chain Surveying

Objectives:
Let student be aware of the possibility of running into obstacles during
data capture
in the field and how to overcome such obstacle.

Study Questions/Assignments

1.

Describe how you will overcome an obstacle that prevents ranging but not chaining.


Week 7:
Compass Surveying


The Compass,
Compass Surveying Terminologies

Objectives:
Introduction of student to the Surveyor’s compass, and compass surveying
terminologies.

Study Questions/Assignments

1.

Differentiate between terminologies

i.

Reduced bearing and whole circle bearing

ii.

Isogonic line and agonic line

iii.

Forward bearing and b
ack bearing

iv.

True meridian and magnetic meridian

2.

Draw a well labeled Surveyor’s compass


Week 8:
Compass Surveying


Compass Traversing Procedure, Observation and
Elimination of Effects of Local Attraction

Objectives:
Teach students on how to reduce his
field data, apply necessary corrections and how
to plot and adjust the plotted drawing using Bowditch adjustment method.

Study Questions/Assignments

1.

Define the term ‘Bowditch
adjustment method’

2.

From what point of beginning will you travel 45km due north al
ong a longitude, 45km
due west along a parallel, and due south along a longitude and you will be back to the
same spot.


Week 9:

Leveling


The

Level, Leveling Terminologies

Objectives:
Introduction of student to the Level, how to set up a level and carry
out observations
with the Level.

Study Questions/Assignments

1.

Read up the effects of the earth’s curvature on leveling.

2.

Draw a well labeled diagram of a typical Surveyor’s level. State the function of each part.


Week 10:
Leveling Principle, Reduction of L
eveling Field Book using Height of Collimation
and Rise and Fall Methods.


Objectives:
Teach the student how to reduce his field data, check for errors and apply the
necessary corrections.

Study Questions/Assignments

1.

Carry out a field book reduction.


Week 11:
Plotting and Conto
uring, Applications of Leveling

Objectives:
Introduction of student to plotting of reduced data and identification of areas of
application of leveling.

Study Questions/Assignments

1.

Read up ‘longitudinal sectioning’ and ‘cross
sectioning’


Week 12:

Theodolite Traversing


The Theodolite, Terminologies


Objectives:
Teach theodolite, theodolite traversing to the student. Make a comparison between
theodolite traversing and compass traversing

Study Questions/Assignments

1.

Make a compa
rison between theodolite traversing and compass traversing
.


Week 13:
Theodolite Traversing, Observations and Computations


Objectives:
Teach the student on how to take readings using

the Theodolite. Traverse
computation

Study Questions/Assignments

1.

Reduction of Theodolite traversing field book.


Week 14:
Plotting and Applications of Theodolite Traversing

Objectives:
How to plot survey data from computed eastings (
departure
) and northings

(latitudes)

Study Questions/Assignments

1.

Carry out a study on ho
w to adjust a theodolite traversing data, correcting for linear
misclosure


Week 15: Revision


Objectives:
Revis
ion of
work done


5.

GENERAL READING LIST

1.

Uren
J.
and Price

W. F. (2005):
Surveying for Engineers
. Amazon Co. UK

2.

Wolf, P. R. and Ghilani
, C. D. (2007): Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to
Geomatics, 11
th

Ed. Pe
arson Prentice
-
Hall, New Jersey