CE En 113 - Engineering Measurements

Fall Semester 2011

Brigham Young University

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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ATTENTION: The following lecture notes and homework assignments are copyrighted material and are intended for use by students enrolled in CE En 113 only. Any other use or reproduction without express written consent from Dr. Nelson is strictly prohibited.
Date Topic Objective
Reading
Homework
Due
Aug 28 Introduction Class and GIS   Virtual Campus 1, 2, 4 GIS Modules 1, 2, 4 (lab)  
Aug 30 Surveying Introduction: Methods and Instruments   Chapter 1, 2 2 Prob 19, 25, 27, 30, 35, 36, 37  
Sep 4 Accuracy, Precision, Field Work, Horizontal Measurements   Chapter 4 4 Prob 4, 7, 9, 18, 19  
Sep 6 Trigonmetry Review   Chapter 3 3 Prob 6a, 7c, 9acf, 11ac, 16, 20, 21, 24, 29, 40  
Sep 11 Vertical Distances & Leveling   Chapter 5 5 Prob 1ce, 3a, 8a, 12b, 14, 16  
Sep 13 GIS - Coordinate Systems   Virtual Campus 3 GIS Modules 3  
Sep 18 Measuring Horizontal Angles   Chapter 6 6 Prob 1b, 5bd, 10, 14, 17
Extra Homework a&b
 
Sep 20 Azimuths & Bearings   Chapter 7.1-7.2 7 Prob 1, 4 (compute azimuths and bearings of each side)  
Sep 25 GIS - Layouts and Cartography   Virtual Campus 5, 8 GIS Modules 5, 8 (lab)  
Sep 27 GIS - Data sources      
Oct 2 Public Land Survey System and Open Traverses   Chapter 8 8 Prob 2, 8, 12, 18  
Oct 4 Public Land Survey System and Open Traverses   Chapter 7    
Oct 9 Closed Traverses   Chapter 7
-Compass Rule & Coordinate Method
7 Prob 7, 11, 19  
Oct 11 More on closed traverses - exam review   Chapter 7 7 Prob 28, 30, 36, 38  
Oct 15-17 Midterm        
Oct 16 Topographic map introduction, 2 point resection   Chapter 9 9 Prob 12a, 18, 20
 
 
Oct 18 3 point resection   Chapter 9
-3 point resection help
-3 point resection example problem
3 point resection problem  
Oct 23 GIS - TINS and topographic maps - breaklines - extracting values        
Oct 25 Highway construction design overview and horizontal curves   Chapter 10.1-10.3 10 Prob 2, 4, 10, 14,16  
Oct 30 Vertical curves   Chapter 10.5 10 Prob 26, 28, 30, 34  
Nov 1 Cross sections and earthwork   Chapter 10.7 10 Prob 42, 44
 
 
Nov 6 Layout, additional highway applications (stationing of multiple curves, compound curves, and other)   Chapter 10.4, 10.6

10 Prob 12, 22

 
Nov 8 Borrow pits   Chapter 10.7 10 Prob 46
 
Nov 13 GPS        
Nov 15 GPS        
Nov 20 Friday Instruction        
Nov 22 Thanksgiving        
Nov 27 GIS - More data sources and DEMs        
Nov 29 GIS - Project Staking        
Dec 4 Professional Licensure        
Dec 6 Review        
Dec 7 Reading Day        
  Final Exam