Solved: Granular Angle of Repose Different types of granular substances naturally settle

Chapter 4, Problem 106

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Granular Angle of Repose Different types of granular substances naturally settle at different angles when stored in cone-shaped piles. This angle is called the angle of repose (see figure). When rock salt is stored in a cone-shaped pile 11 feet high, the diameter of the piles base is about 34 feet. (Source: Bulk-Store Structures, Inc.) (a) Find the angle of repose for rock salt. (b) How tall is a pile of rock salt that has a base diameter of 40 feet?

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