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A Treatise on Engineering Field-Work
Comprising the Practice of Surveying, Levelling, Laying Out Works, and Other Field Operations

Volume 2

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  • Date Published: August 2014
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108071543

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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 2 covers levelling; Bruff gives a brief overview of the theory, then describes the typical equipment used. By discussing such examples as the levelling of a projected railway route, he explains what information should be recorded, and how to avoid common errors of technique that affect accuracy.

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    • Date Published: August 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108071543
    • length: 142 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 8 mm
    • weight: 0.19kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus. 3 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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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