Relative Stability Analysis

Code: CE302



Introduction: Definition, classification of surveying, objectives, principles of surveying

Chain surveying: Chain and its types, Optical square, Cross staff, Reconnaissance and site Location, Locating ground features by offsets – Field book. Chaining for obtaining the outline of structures, Methods for overcoming obstacles, Conventional symbols, Plotting chain survey and Computation of areas, Errors in chain surveying and their elimination: Problems

Compass Surveying: Details of prismatic compass, Use and adjustments, Bearings, Local attraction and its adjustments. Chain and compass surveying of an area, Booking and plotting, Adjustments of traverse, Errors in compass surveying and precautions: Problems.



Plane Table Surveying: Equipment, Orientation, Methods of Plane Tabling, Three Point Problems.

Leveling: Introduction, Basic definitions, Detail of dumpy Level, Temporary adjustment of Levels, Sensitiveness of bubble tube; Methods of leveling – Differential, Profile & fly Leveling, Effect of curvature and refraction, Automatic levels, Plotting longitudinal sections and Cross sections; Measurement of area and volume

Contouring: Topographic Map, Characteristics of Contour, Contour Interval. Methods of Locating Contours, Interpolation of Contours



Theodolite Surveying: Components of a Transit Theodolite, Measurement of horizontal and vertical Angles, Co-ordinates and traverse Table

Tacheometry: Definition, Details of stadia System, Determination of horizontal and vertical distance with Tacheometer- Staff held vertically and normal to the line of sight

Simple & Transition Curves: Definition, Degree of Curve, Elements of Simple Curve, Setting out by Linear method and Rankine’s tangential method, Transition Curves.

Introduction to Total Station with Field applications




1 Surveying:- Vol - I & II B.C. Punmia
2 Surveying & Leveling R. Subramanian (OXFORD)
3 Surveying& Leveling Vol - I [Part I & II ] T.P.Kanetkar & Kulkarni
4 Surveying:- Vol - I & II S.K. Duggal
5 Fundamental of Engineering Survey J.K. Ghosh (Studium Press, Roorkee)
6 Higher Surveying Dr. A. M. Chandra
7 Surveying R.B. Gupta & B.K. Gupta
9 Plane and Geodetic Surveying ( Vol - I & II ) David Clark
10 Fundamental of Surveying S. K. Roy
11 Surveying Saikia & Das (PHI)