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Soil contact pressure resulting from loaded agricultural tyres

This paper presents the results of an investigation into the contact pressures obtained when a tyre was loaded on a soil surface.

Year of Publication2009

This paper presents the results of an investigation into the contact pressures obtained when a tyre was loaded on a soil surface. For these tests a novel method employing a piezo-resistive pressure mapping system was used. It involved burying pressure sensors in the soil and loading them with a range of agricultural tyres. This method allowed an accurate measurement of the mean soil pressure and pressure distribution across the contact area.

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inflation pressuresoil compactioncontact pressureagricultural tyrecarcass stiffness
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