Soil profile analysis based on the identification of the bevametric parameters using a cone penetrometer

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Published: 4 August 2022
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The navigation in deformable soil is related to determining traction and motion resistance via the soil strength. This strength is a function of parameters usually estimated using the bevameter tool. However, this tool is not usually available, hence using another tool called a cone penetrometer. This study developed a new relationship to estimate the bevameter parameters. This relation combines all bevameter parameters; (shear strength and load penetration parameters) with a cone index measurement. This equation is compared to another equation existing in the literature that uses only the load penetration parameters as a function of cone index and then validated using experimental data obtained from waterways experiment station (WES). The result shows that our equation is optimal compared to others existing in the literature. Finally, this equation is used to find all bevametric parameters of the soil inside the greenhouse strawberries.

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Majdoubi, R., Masmoudi, L. and Elharif, A. . (2022) “Soil profile analysis based on the identification of the bevametric parameters using a cone penetrometer”, Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 53(4). doi: 10.4081/jae.2022.1262.