In designing earthworks embankments are often assumed to be straight and infinite, the slopes being plane. In practice, however, there are many cone-shaped parts of embankment surfaces, e.g. in abutments, curved embankments, hills, pits, etc. In this paper a calculation method of the angle of repose of cohesionless soil in conical slopes is presented. It is pointed out that the difference between the angles of repose in plane and in conical slopes is only of practical importance if the granular material of the embankment is coarse, e.g. crushed rock. In sandfills the difference is only small. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Stam Tijdschriften BV

    P.O. Box 375, Carnegieplein 5
    The Hague,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Metz, H E
  • Publication Date: 1975-7-9


  • Dutch

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  • Accession Number: 00131786
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM