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A Treatise on Engineering Field-Work

A Treatise on Engineering Field-Work
Comprising the Practice of Surveying, Levelling, Laying Out Works, and Other Field Operations Connected with Engineering
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  • Date Published: August 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108071550

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  • In the 1840s, the civil engineer Peter Bruff (1812–1900) designed what was then the largest brick structure in Britain, the 1,000-foot-long Chappel Viaduct in Essex. He went on to become a railway entrepreneur and developer, and was responsible for the creation of the resort town Clacton-on-Sea, where he also designed many of the buildings. In this illustrated guide, first published in 1838 and here reissued in the revised and expanded two-volume second edition of 1840–2, he discusses the theory and practice of surveying (calculating the accurate position of points in the landscape) and levelling (calculating the accurate height of points). Volume 1 covers surveying by measuring chain and by the taking of angular measurements, and gives example surveys for land boundaries, parishes and railway lines. Volume 2 is devoted to levelling, examining the instruments and methods to be used to calculate 'sections', or elevation profiles.

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    • Date Published: August 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108071550
    • length: 340 pages
    • dimensions: 218 x 140 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • contains: 57 b/w illus. 3 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    1. Explication of the term 'surveying'
    2. On surveying with the chain
    3. General directions for conducting a survey
    4. Examples in surveying
    5. Surveying with angular instruments
    6. On protracting angles. Volume 2:
    1. Theory of levelling, gravity and the plumb-line
    2. Levelling
    3. Directions for taking trial sections
    4. Ascending and descending levels
    5. Levelling for cross sections with the plotting on plan and main section
    6. Advice on levelling instruments
    Tables of curvature and refraction
    Tables of slopes and inclines.

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    Peter Bruff

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