AREN 301: Soil and Crop Mechanics Application to Mechanization


The application of soil mechanics principles to the design of soil engaging equipment for tillage and earthmoving, methods for predicting performance and results of detailed field and laboratory studies on soil profiles and soil disturbance. Physical properties on tillage, planting, harvesting etc: texture, mass, porosity, compaction etc. Mechanical properties of soil on tillage resistance: density, friction etc. Crop physical properties on planting, harvesting etc: size, weight, volume, surface area, texture, density, moisture, porosity, compaction etc. Mechanical properties of crop on planting, harvesting: friction bending strength, aerodynamic properties etc. Environmental influence on mechanization: temperature, humidity, dust and altitude.