Determination of mechanical properties of soil under laboratory conditions
V. Malý, M. Kučerahttps://doi.org/10.17221/37/2013-RAECitation:Malý V., Kučera M. (2014): Determination of mechanical properties of soil under laboratory conditions. Res. Agr. Eng., 60: S66-S69.
This paper presents the mechanical properties of soil. In order to determine the properties of soil under laboratory conditions, a special measuring device was constructed, viz. a bevameter. Two types of soil with different levels of moisture were examined and their mechanical properties were determined. Measurements were taken of non-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. Three different diameters of pressing plate were used, namely 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.Keywords:
pressure; penetration depth; bevameter; soil moisture