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SOIL DYNAMICS IN SOIL-MACHINE SYSTEMS
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: Soil Dynamics, Soil Science, Tillage, Traction, Systems Analysis, Soil Dynamics as a Discipline, Soil Dynamics and Tillage, Soil Dynamics and Traction
Soil dynamics, as developed in this handbook, has been primarily concerned with a physical system composed of the soil and a machine. A machine may use the soil directly to serve some purpose such as traction; or a machine may manipulate soil to change its condition and thereby enable it to better serve some purpose-for example, plant growth. To evaluate a particular soil-machine system, the purpose for which the soil will be used must be considered. Almost without exception, the purpose for which soil is used involves a broader system of which the soil-machine system is only a subsystem. Thus, in evaluating a soil-machine system it must be considered in the context of the broader system. Methods for systems analysis will be required, particularly when the broader system is to be o