Mining and Minerals Engineering

CSMM105 - Advanced Engineering Surveying (2011)

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MODULE TITLEAdvanced Engineering Surveying CREDIT VALUE30
MODULE CODECSMM105 MODULE CONVENERProf Patrick Foster (Coordinator), Dr Andrew Wetherelt
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
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DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
The module aims to develop student skills in fundamental and advanced surveying techniques (using associated computational packages). The module addresses methods of survey control and detail data capture and provides an introduction to CAD packages used for mapping.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
Term 1 Week 1: Purpose of surveying; Basic equipment used in surveying; outline of surveying techniques; recap of trigonometry; Height and distance calculation examples. Origination of the co-ordinate system. Calculation of bearings from co-ordinates, True North, Magnetic North, Grid North Derivations. Week 2: Levelling techniques, equipment, booking. Reduction of data and associated checks. Types of levels used. Trigonometrical levelling methodology, Levelling exercise Week 3: Traversing Instruments: Theodolites, construction, types, explanation of use. Methods of reading both the horizontal and vertical circles. Booking of observational data and consequent reduction. Measurement of distances using EDM’s. Weeks 5-6: Traversing procedure: Calculations for the reduction of observational data of a traverse. Using bearings and distances to derive Eastings and Northings, for both closed co-ordinate and polygonally closed traverses. Adjustment techniques of the closed traverse by the Bowditch method. Angular adjustments to the polygonally closed traverse. Week 7-8: Induction to CAD Week 9: Calculation of areas and volumes using varying methods; Connecting to grid, LSF/MSL corrections Term 2 Week 1: Elevation control by the method of precise levelling and its adjustment using the least squares package STAR*LEV. Week 2: Determination of the three main EDM errors and their associated accuracies and examining their effect on short and long distance measurement. Week 3: Statistical analysis and rejection theory as applied to surveying data, to determine the quality of observed data. Week 4: Examining in detail the methods of traversing, triangulation, trilateration and triangulateration with their associated accuracies as a method of primary survey control. Utilising the STAR*NET least squares adjustment package. Week 5: Positional control and determination using both intersection and resection. With particular reference to "Tienstra's" formula for position determination using resection. Week 6: Geodesy - principles and application to orientation / location of local grid systems Week 7: GPS - principles, limitations, use, practical training, plotting of results Week 8: Determination of True North using Gyrotheodolites Week 9: Fieldtrip exercise – one week fieldtrip to abandoned mine-site to conduct complete survey of site and undertake environmental assessment.
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ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 50 Written Exams 50 Practical Exams
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CREDIT VALUE 30 ECTS VALUE 15
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES None
CO-REQUISITE MODULES None
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) M (NQF Level 7) AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
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