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Title: The evaluation of the soil pressure distribution and carcass stiffness resulting from pneumatic agricultural tyres
Author: Misiewicz, Paula Aleksandra
ISNI:       0000 0004 2703 7321
Awarding Body: Cranfield University
Current Institution: Cranfield University
Date of Award: 2010
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Introducing loads onto the soil via pneumatic tyred equipment is the major cause of compaction of agricultural soils, which causes damage to the soil-water-air-plant system. The degree of soil compaction is largely influenced by the loads applied to the soil and resulting surface and subsurface pressure. Therefore, this study was conducted in order to determine an effective method to measure the pressure distribution under a selection of pneumatic agricultural tyres on a hard surface and in the soil profile. As a result of this, it has been possible to evaluate the influence of tyre inflation pressure, load, ply rating and tread pattern on the resulting pressure. Also, the carcass stiffness of the tyres studied was determined and alternative methods to predict the carcass stiffness were evaluated and an improved technique was developed. Cont/d.
Supervisor: Godwin, R. J. ; Richards, Terence E. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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