Accession Number : ADP004298

Title :   A Simple Prediction Model for Soil Compaction under Various Wheel Loads and Geometries as an Aid to Vehicle Design,

Corporate Author : SCOTTISH INST OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING PENICUIK

Personal Author(s) : Smith,D. L. O.

Report Date : AUG 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The simple, numerical model was developed, as an aid to vehicle design, to predict changes in the dry bulk density of a soil due to the passage of a wheel, or wheels, over the soil surface. The model uses Soehne's solutions to estimate stress increases, and empirical isotropic changes below a wheel. Accurate predictions of final dry bulk density for a layered soil require a more rigorous model and reliable data for the soil under consideration.

Descriptors :   *Ground vehicles, *Compacting, *Soils, *Wheels, Mathematical models, Layers, Predictions, Models, Vehicles, Reliability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE