bank slope

bank slope

[′baŋk ‚slōp]
(mining engineering)
The angle, measured in degrees of deviation from the horizontal, at which the earthy or rock material will stand in an excavated, terracelike cut in an open-pit mine or quarry. Also known as bench slope.
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Except for deformation and damage of hydraulic structures, like the rock collapse in the higher water pressure [6, 7], reservoir-induced earthquake also generates significant impacts on the deformation and safety of the bank slopes. Thus, the dynamic response to the seismic action of the bank slope plays an important role in the long-term deformation and stability analysis.
The numerical model is on the sheet pile wall of the left bank slope of a highway in China.
The most significant areas of escapes are located on the left bank slope of the Samara river valley.
The dip angle of the right bank slope varies from 35[degrees] to 40[degrees] above 1220 m and varies from 40[degrees] to 50[degrees] below 1220 m.
Maximum decrease in strength of the slip zone soils after the first wetting-drying cycle was observed, indicating that the reservoir bank slope loses stability in the early stage of impoundment.
Table 3 shows rather similar proportions for the left and the right bank slope (0.53 and 0.47) in the near 2 km zone, but discrepancy increases with the distance from the valley centre until 0.55 and 0.45 in the distant zone.
Meltham now playing down the infamous Bank slope were as determined as ever to keep battering the Newsome line but great defence from the likes of Zac Rigby, LukeNewton, Carlo Zaffino, Olly Hague, Morgan Ettienne, Alex Ndlovu and Rob Jackson, kept Meltham pointless until Rochford got his side's only points, scooting over under the sticks for a well deserved try.
Bank slope, despite being selected in the MCA, did not provide a significant model (Wald test = 2.03, df = 1, P = 0.154; see Table 3).
At each spawning location we measured habitat characteristics including water depth, transparency, and temperature; vegetation species, height, and density; bank slope; distance to woody debris; distance to shore and to deep water (12 feet or deeper) and firmness of the bottom.
The obvious erosion control measure of flattening the bank slope through excavation was undesirable at this site because of the high cost of removing landfilled waste materials that would have been encountered during excavation.
Soil bioengineering techniques were used above this elevation--specifically live fascines, brush mattresses, and live stakes--to stabilize the upper bank slope. The bridge downstream of this site causes turbulence; the natural floodplain is on the opposite side.