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Front Matter (Preface, Dedications, etc.)

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

Citation:  Published in Advances in Soil Dynamics Volume 3 Front matter, pp. i-xi. ( Copyright 2009 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers )  .(doi:10.13031/2013.26880)
Authors:   Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Shrini K. Upadhyaya; Editors: Dr. William J. Chancellor, Dr. John V. Perumpral, Dr. Dvoralai Wulfsohn, Dr. Thomas R. Way
Keywords:   single wheel testers, cage wheels, dimensional analysis, discrete element models, draft prediction , finite element methods., instrumented tractors, interfacial stress, interfacial stresses, limit equilibrium analysis, nonlinear dynamics , organic terrain , passive earth pressure theory, pneumatic tires, rotary tillers, similitude methodology, single track testers, sinkage, soil deformation, soil deformations, soil failure, soil flow, soil strains, soil-machine interactions, terrain characterization, tillage equipment, tillage force prediction spreadsheets, tillage mechanics, tire deformation, track system design, tracks, traction mechanics, traction prediction , tractive performance, tractive performance, trafficability, vibratory tillage implements, wheels, wheel-soil contact area.

Abstract [First paragraph of Preface]: Advances in Soil Dynamics, Volume 3, represents the culmination of the work undertaken by the Advances in Soil Dynamics Monograph Committee, PM-45-01, about 15 years ago to summarize important developments in this field over the last 35 years. When this project was initiated, the main goal was to abridge major strides made in the general area of soil dynamics during the sixties, seventies, and eighties. However, by about the mid-nineties soil dynamics research in the US and much of the developed world had come to a virtual standstill. Although significant progress was made prior to the mid-nineties, we still do not have a sound fundamental knowledge of soil-machine and soil-plant interactions. It is the hope of the editors that these three volumes will provide a ready reference for much needed future research in this area.

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