COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Surveying
Course Code: 
15CVL204
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Semester: 
3
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Chennai
Coimbatore

'Surveying' is a course offered in the third semester of B. Tech. in Civil Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Introduction - classification of surveys – reconnaissance - principle of working from whole to part – provision of control – conventional signs

Chain survey – instruments – principles of chain survey – field book – plotting – tie line and check line.

Compass survey – types of compass – types of bearings – dip and declination – local attraction – traversing – plotting - error of closure.

Plane table survey - two point problem – three point problem – errors in plane tabling.

Unit 2

Levelling – leveling instruments and its adjustments – fly leveling – booking - corrections for refraction and curvature – reciprocal leveling – longitudinal leveling and cross sectioning – contour surveying – definition – characteristics, methods and uses of contouring – plotting – areas and volumes – planimeter - Earthwork volume calculation. Theodolite surveying – study of theodolite and its adjustments - measurement of horizontal angles - vertical angles – heights and distances – theodolite traverse – calculation of co-ordinates – corrections – traversing conditions for closure.

Unit 3

Minor instruments – hand levels – clinometer – Ceylon ghat tracer – hypsometer – pantagraph – ediograph – box sextant - telescopic alidade. Curves – simple, transition and vertical curves - curve setting by various methods.

Tacheometric surveying – various methods – instrument constants – analytic lens – tangential system – direct reading tacheometer - subtense bar – trigonometric leveling. Total station - introduction to photogrammetry, remote sensing, global positioning systems, and Geographic information systems. EDM.

Introduction to Hydrographic surveying.

TEXTBOOKS

  • Kanetkar T. P. and Kulkarni S. V., “Surveying and Levelling”, Vol. I & II, Vidyarthi Griha Prakashan, 2006.
  • Arora K. R., “Surveying”, Vol. I & II, Standard Publishers, 2010.

REFERENCE BOOKS

  • Bannister, A. and Baker, R., “Solving Problems in Surveying”, Addison Wesley Longman, 1996.
  • R. Agor, “Textbook of Surveying and Levelling”, Khanna Publishers, 2012.
  • S. K Duggal, “Surveying”, Vol. 1 & 2, McGraw Hill Education, 2013.
  • R. Subramanian, “Surveying and Leveling”, Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • Pradip Kumar Guha, “Remote Sensing for the Beginner”, Affiliated East West Press, 2003.