Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2015, 63, 77-85
Published online 2015-03-14

Laboratory Test of the Soil Compaction

Vlastimil Malý1, František Tóth1, Jan Mareček2, Eva Krčálová2

1Department of Machine Design, Faculty of Engineering, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovak Republic
2Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Agronomy, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

This paper presents the mechanical properties of soil. In order to determine the properties of soil under laboratory conditions, we made use of a special measuring device, viz. a bevameter. Two types of soil with different levels of moisture were examined and their mechanical properties determined. Measurements were taken of non pressed and compressed soil. A measuring network was set up, consisting of measuring and recording devices. In the course of measuring, the force and penetration depth of the pressing plate were recorded simultaneously. Four different diameters of pressing plate were used, resp. 25, 38, 50 and 70 mm. The pressure on the contact area was calculated after completion of the measurements, and the relationships between pressure and penetration depth were presented graphically.


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