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Title: An investigation into the mechanics of powered rotary tillage tools
Author: Thakur, Tara Chandra.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2683 6260
Awarding Body: Cranfield University
Current Institution: Cranfield University
Date of Award: 1985
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A prediction model based upon Mohr-Coulomb soil mechanics theory has been developed to predict the itneraction between the soil and a rotary tiler blade with horizontal axis of rotation by neglecting the quasi-static reaction and the dynamic soil reactions due to acceleration of the deformed soil slice and sinkage of the chamfered back face of the blade as a special case. The quasi-static force prediction model is dependent upon the passive general shear failure of the soil slice towards the curved free surface of a previous cut and the lateral local shear failure towards the undeformed soil due to the effect of the tip. Cont/d.
Supervisor: Godwin, R. J. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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