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Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: No Citation available.
Authors: Gill, William R., and Glen E. Vanden Berg
Keywords: Keywords and Section Headings: Soil dynamics, soil science, tillage, traction, Research Centers, National Tillage Machinery Laboratory, Auburn, Ala., Army Mobility Research Center, Vicksburg, Miss., Land Locomotion Laboratory, Warren, Mich., National Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Silsoe, England, Institute of Fundamental Research in Agricultural Engineering, Volkenrode, Germany, Institute for Agricultural Mechanization, Konosu, Japan
Soil dynamics, a phase of soil science and mechanics concerned with soils in motion, may be defined as the relation between forces applied to the soil and the resultant soil reaction. This definition does not restrict the source of the force applied to the soil; consequently, the dynamic reactions that, result from the natural forces of wind, water, and other sources are included. Reactions due to wind and water are of paramount importance in erosion and hydrology and the mechanics of these reactions are being studied (72, 391).