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Department of Civil Engineering
Surveying-I
(2 marks and 16 marks question and answers)
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UNIT I
1.
INTRODUCTION AND CHAIN SURVEYING
Define Surveying. What are the fundamental principals of surveying?
Surveying is an art of determining the relative positions of various points on,
above or below the surface of the earth by means of direct or indirect
measurement of distance, direction and elevation.
The principals of surveying are:
(i) Working from whole to part.
(ii) To locate a new station by at least two measurements
(angular, linear) from fixed reference points.
2.
What is the object or purpose of surveying?
The primary object of surveying is to prepare a plan or map to show the
relative position of the objects on the surface of the earth. It is also used to determine the
areas, volumes and other related quantities.
3.
Name the different ways of classification of surveys.
a. Primary classification
(i)
(ii)
Plane surveying
Geodetic surveying
b. Secondary classification
(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)
4.
Based on instruments used
Based on methods
Based on object
Based on nature of the field
Differentiate between plane and geodetic surveying.
Sl.No
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1.
Plane surveying
Geodetic surveying
The curvature of the earth is
neglected.
The curvature of the earth is taken.
2.
A line joining any two points is
considered straight.
A line joining any two points is
considered as curved line.
3.
The triangle formed by any three
points is considered as plane
triangle.
The triangle formed by any three
points is considered as spherical
triangle.
4.
It is done on a area less than 250
Km2
It is done on a area greater than 250
Km2
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5.
Classify surveying based on the equipments.
1. Chain surveying
2. Compass surveying
3. Plane table surveying
4. Theodolite surveying
5. Tachometric surveying
6. Photogram metric surveying
7. Aerial surveying
6.
Explain the constructions of a diagonal scale.
For a given short length (PQ=PR), draw a right angle triangle. Its base (PR)
and height (PQ) are equal. A short length is divided into a number of parts by using the
principle of similar triangles in which like sides are proportional.
Thus,
1-1 represents 1/10 PQ
9-9 represents 9/10 PQ
7. Define chain surveying. What is the fundamental principle of chain
surveying?
Chain surveying is the type of surveying in which only linear
measurements are made in the field.
The main principle of chain surveying or chain triangulation is to provide a
framework consist of number of well-conditioned triangles or nearly equilateral triangles.
It is used to find the area of the field.
8.
What is well-conditioned triangle? What are its specific advantages?
A triangle is said to be well-conditioned or well proportioned when it contains
no angle smaller than 300 and no angle greater then 1200.
The main principle of chain surveying is chain triangulation. It consists of
frame work of triangles. To plot the network of triangles accurately, the triangles must be
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nearly equal to equilateral or well-conditioned. The distortion due to errors in
measurement and plotting should be minimum.
9.
What are the operations involved in chain survey?
a. (i) Ranging :The process of locating intermediate points on a straight
line between two end points in a straight line.
b. (ii) Chaining :The process of measuring the distance with a chain or tape.
c. (iii) Offsetting :
The process of measuring the lateral distance of the
object from the survey line to the left or right according to their positions.
10. What are the instruments required for a chain survey?
Chain or tape, Arrows, Pegs, Ranging rods, Offset rods, Laths or whites,
Plumb bob, Cross staff and Mallet.
11. Write the different types of Chain.
(i) Metric chain
(ii) Non-Metric chain
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
Gunter's chain or Surveyor's chain
Engineer's chain
Revenue chain
Steel band.
12. Differentiate between Gunter's chain and Engineer's Chain
Sl.No.
1.
2.
Gunter's chain or Surveyor's chain
It is 66 feet long and divided in to 100
links. 1 link = 0.66 feet
Measurements are in miles and furlongs .
Engineer's Chain
It is 66 feet long and
divided in to 100 links.
1 link = 1 feet.
Measurements are in feet
and decimals.
13. Define : (a) Main stations.
Main station is a prominent point on the chain line and can be
either at the beginning of the chain line or at the end or along the boundary.
(b) Subsidiary stations :
The stations located on the main survey lines are known as
Subsidiary stations.
(c) Tie stations :
These are also subsidiary stations taken on the main survey lines to
locate the details of the object.
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