natural slope

Related to natural slope: Slope stability

natural slope

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(Civil Engineering) civil engineering the maximum angle at which soil will lie in a bank without slipping
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From the natural slope to seaward of these plains, they are very easily irrigated, and in consequence singularly fertile.
They are funnels, into which all the geographical, political, moral, and intellectual water-sheds of a country, all the natural slopes of a people, pour; wells of civilization, so to speak, and also sewers, where commerce, industry, intelligence, population,--all that is sap, all that is life, all that is the soul of a nation, filters and amasses unceasingly, drop by drop, century by century.
"The space where the amphitheatre will be built offers many natural advantages, as it has a strong natural slope, is close to the centre of Ayia Napa and the residential area of Kokkines and has panoramic sea views," said Karousos.
Slope protections usually utilize traditional materials such as vegetation and stone and modern reinforced concrete to prevent slope soil erosions and slides, including natural slope protection and artificial slope protection.
It is much greater than safety factor of 0.94 for natural slope as seen in Figure 12.
The bedrock is mudstone ([j.sub.3sn]) with a small amount of sandstone, and the slope aspect of bedrock is 245[degrees]; the natural slope angle is 27[degrees].
The landslide of a natural slope of the mount of Prusow in Milowka (Poland, Silesian Voivodeship, Zywiec District) became active in May 2010 after heavy rains.
Retaining walls are designed to hold back soil that would move to a more natural slope or incline if the wall was not in place.
"The contrast between the natural stone stairs following the natural slope of the landscape and the thin reinforced concrete slab spanning over six metres to form the canopy helps enhance this dual relationship."
If you have a natural slope you can dig a drainage ditch to direct the water to a drain or soak it away.
The landscape of the project has been innovatively designed using the natural slope of the hillock with the architectural expertise honed by years of Mantri Developers' experience.