Angle of repose is defined as the maximum slant of an incline without loose materials sliding down.
An example of an angle of repose is the highest slope of a sand hill.
The maximum angle of slope at which sand, loose rock, etc. will remain in place without sliding, as on a hillside.
Angle-of-repose Sentence Examples
The outline of the curve of a valley's sides ultimately depends on the angle of repose of the detritus which covers them, if there has been no subsequent change, such as the passage of a glacier along the v.alley, which tends to destroy the regularity of the crosssection.
For this reason X is also known as the angle of repose.
1856), as follows: Let E represent the weight of the portion of a horizontal stratum of earth which is displaced by the foundation of a structure, S the utmost weight of that structure consistently with the power of the earth to resist displacement, p the angle of repose of the earth; then S~fI+sin4~\i ~\Isin~)
consequently the condition of stability of friction is fulfilled if tht angle PCR is not greater than ~ that is to say, if the obliquity o~ the resistance required at the joint does not exceed the angle of repose and this condition ought to be fulfilled under all possible variation~ of the load.
The condition of stability is that this obliquity shall not exceed the angle of repose of the earth.