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# Chief Mate Exam oral questions and answers by Capt Menon

## Q. 3) What is Angle of repose and Method of calculation of angle of repose?

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The angle of repose or, more precisely, the critical angle of repose,[1] of a granular material is the steepest angle of descent or dip of the slope relative to the horizontal plane when material on the slope face is on the verge of sliding. This angle is given by the number (0°–90°).