critical slope

critical slope

[′krid·ə·kəl ′slōp]
(civil engineering)
The maximum angle with the horizontal at which a sloped bank of soil of a given height will remain undeformed without some form of support.
(hydrology)
The channel slope or grade that is equal to the loss of head per foot resulting from flow at a depth which will provide uniform flow at critical depth.

critical slope

The maximum angle with the horizontal at which a sloped bank of soil of given height will stand unsupported.
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In these areas, the overhanging rock faces were mapped with the instrument and sections of the slope that exceeded a critical slope value were mapped as hazardous and in need of mitigation.
Similar deposits may cover sites on other gravel terraces where, probably, there is a critical slope angle that allows ploughsoil movement and facilitates damage.
Thus, in this example, the sample size requirement with regard to testing for intercept deviation from zero is less demanding than that of testing for a critical slope deviation.
In that case, the critical slope would correspond to a critical pressure.
With its new system, the city will be able to follow, in real time, the level of the water in surrounding lakes and rivers, changes in critical slope areas, and even the movement of municipal trucks through the territory.
It handled critical slopes on par with the more expensive Evoque 4x4 and at one point proved its incredible rigidity despite being the lightest of the Range Rover line-up.
It handled critical slopes on a par with the more expensive Evoque 4x4, and at one point proved its incredible rigidity despite being the lightest of the Range Rover line-up.
We will soon complete contracts that will initiate spraying of a hydroseed mixture that contains seed, fertilizer and mulch that will be sprayed on to protect critical slopes near homes.
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