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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

critical slope

The maximum angle with the horizontal at which a sloped bank of soil of given height will stand unsupported.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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[2] studied the slope of the rock slope critical inclination and determined the functional relationship between the critical slope of the slip surface and the slope angle, the friction angle of the failure surface, cohesion, and the height of the sliding body.
The formed critical slope segments (slightly eroded, active erosion and accumulation) and sustained erosion processes were investigated on sloping agricultural lands.
"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."
This concept of a relaxation mechanism operating through discrete events (avalanches in this case) to maintain a critical slope (or critical point) is the common thread linking the phenomena discussed later in this article.
Although at 0.001 inch they fell within design tolerance, the ripples pitched a critical slope 7 degrees away from the desired value.
Once a critical slope length was exceeded, riling occurred.
By squared extrapolation, we obtain the approximate value N = 19 [40 X [(4/5.8).sup.2].] 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.
The minimum slope of the culvert that allows the maximum discharge of water is the so-called "critical slope."
In that case, the critical slope would correspond to a critical pressure.
* Placing erosion control blankets made of straw and coconut fiber on critical slope areas.
The government should allocate a budget for soil bioengineering works for slope stabilization and soil conservation as environmental mitigation measures to treat critical slopes, specially the roadsides and hill slopes, he said.
They classifed 16 structures as perched on 'very highly critical slopes,' while 2,800 others were on 'highly critical slopes.' About 16,200 structures were on 'moderately critical slopes.'
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