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Moisture and Density Effect on Cone Index

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  Transactions of the ASAE. 25 (5): 1169-1172. (doi: 10.13031/2013.33691) @1982
Authors:   P. D. Ayers, J. V. Perumpral
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ABSTRACT CONE index, a measure of the penetration resistance of a soil, is affected by many factors including soil density, moisture content, and soil type. The effect of each of these three variables on cone index was in-vestigated and discussed. Based on experimental data, an equation for cone index as a function of moisture con-tent and density was developed for each soil type considered.

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