Civil engineering measurement techniques 221

Module code SBZ 221
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Module content

Measurement instruments and measurement techniques used in engineering applications. Theory of the Wheatstone bridge and the application of strain gauges to measurement instruments. Accuracy, precision, resolution, hysteresis and linearity. Load cells, pressure sensors, displacement transducers, stress cells and inclinometers. Adjustment and use of plane table, level, compass and theodolite. Elementary site survey and levelling. Definition of survey. Coordinate systems and bearing. Method of determining levels. Tachometry.

Module credits 8.00
Prerequisites (SWK 210)
Contact time 2 lectures per week, 1 tutorial per week, 1 practical per week
Language of tuition English
Academic organisation Civil Eng
Period of presentation Semester 2

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