Sistemi per la valutazione del compattamento dei terreni agrari

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Abstract

[automatically translated] The traffic of agricultural machines can cause soil compaction, reducing, above all, its porosity. The measurement of soil cone penetrometer resistance is the Easiest and quickest method for monitoring and assessing soil compaction. The aim of this research is to test two Mechanised systems for the measurement and geo-referenced, Therefore, producing maps of soil cone penetrometer resistance. The first system was developed mounting an electronic penetrometer and a DGPS receiver Mobile on a tracked minitransporter. The second system was built mounting, on a frame fixed to the front part of a tractor: four load cells; a system for signal conditioning and data acquisition; four rods and cones penetration, for measuring, at the same time, the soil cone penetration resistance in four field points; DGPS receiver to Mobile. During the tests, Carried out in some Sicilian soils, the cone penetrometer resistance values resulted variable from 0:08 to 1:43 MPa on undisturbed soil, from 0:20 to 1:47 MPa. The agricultural engineering for sustainable development of the Mediterranean after one pass of a tractor and from 0:22 to 1:51 MPa after four passes of the tractor itself. Both the systems resulted accurate enough and user-friendly. In fact, with respect to manual penetrometers, they allowed to: highly reduces the measurement time; keep a constant penetration speed; apply a force normal to the field plane. 51 MPa after four passes of the tractor itself. Both the systems resulted accurate enough and user-friendly. In fact, with respect to manual penetrometers, they allowed to: highly reduces the measurement time; keep a constant penetration speed; apply a force normal to the field plane. 51 MPa after four passes of the tractor itself. Both the systems resulted accurate enough and user-friendly. In fact, with respect to manual penetrometers, they allowed to: highly reduces the measurement time; keep a constant penetration speed; apply a force normal to the field plane.
Original languageItalian
Pages1-9
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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