EGR 111 - Route Surveying
3 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours
Prerequisites: EGR 110
This course covers the principal topics of highway surveying including profiles, horizontal and vertical curves, mass diagrams+ and street layout. Emphasis is on the study of the geometry and field stake-out techniques of circular curves, spiral curves, compound curves, reverse curves, equal-tangent vertical curves, and unequal-tangent vertical curves, horizontal and vertical alignment design, earthwork quantities and mass diagrams. The student will perform both field and lab work to gather information about a general route to select one or more tentative general routes of a roadway and mark the final location.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Solve various problems related to principles, design and application of vertical and horizontal curves.
- Calculate and interpret grades for roads or streets from design information.
- Calculate and interpret grades, cuts and fills and positions for placement of slope stakes.
- Describe route and layout methods.
- Read survey maps.
- Apply survey notes, calculations, and data to solve problems that relate to the completion of route related surveys.
- Create a route survey map from a set of survey notes, calculations, and data.
- Transportations Systems- Highways
- Reconnaissance and Planning
- Right-of-Way Acquisition
- Offset Distance
- Profile Grades (Slope Percentage)
- Cross Sections
- Slope Staking
- Route Surveys by Ground and Aerial Methods
- Reverse and Parabolic Curves
- Horizontal and Vertical Curves
- Spiral Curves and Highway Safety
- Super-Elevations and Widenings
- Earthwork Calculations
- Application of Drainage Surveys
Instructor approved textbook.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 11/16/2009
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