The French word talus He arrived in Spanish as slope . The term refers to the slope recorded by the paramento of a wall or of one surface . The idea of wall, meanwhile, is linked to the faces of a wall.
For the engineering and the architecture , the slope is the difference between the thickness of the lower sector of the wall and the thickness of the upper sector, creating a pending . This allows the wall to withstand the pressure exerted by the earth behind it.
Analyze the slope stability It is essential for the development of an architectural or civil engineering project. An unevenness and the nature of the materials can threaten such stability .
For to protect a slope, various techniques can be used according to the type of work . The coating with stone or concrete and the planting of certain silvers are some of the possible measures.
It should be noted that, for the geology , a slope is a cluster of pieces of rock that forms in the basin of a valley or at the base of a cliff. They usually show a concave, upward facing aspect.
He continental slope Finally, it is the underwater natural structure that extends from the so-called continental shelf to a depth of about 2,000 meters or more. It is a declining area where they accumulate sediments that come from the continents.
The pending of the continental slope is usually among the 5º and the 7º . In any case, continental slopes with more than 50º of inclination