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Identification of heavy machines impact on soil using Ground Penetrating Radar

  • Akinsunmade AkinniyiEmail author
  • Karczewski Jerzy
  • Pysz Paweł
  • Tomecka-Suchoń Sylwia
  • Uhl Tadeusz
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 73)

Abstract

Soil quality is important to effective agricultural practices and as such, the optimum utilization and maintenance of it cannot be overemphasized. However, human activities via the use of heavy machine as leverage for high production of farm produce have significant impact on the compaction of the soil. Thus, the physical properties of the soil which may enhance high yield rate are degraded. The present study aimed at using ground penetrating radar- a geophysical method of investigation to identify the zones of the impact of the heavy machine operations on soil properties. Initial approach started with modeling and simulation of the response of soil compaction to GPR signals and then the correlation of the results with real field measurement.

The study has shown that the method is appropriate for the delineation of soil compaction and can thus be integrated towards improving future machines to be manufactured for the same purpose.

Keywords

Farm machine soil compaction Modeling GPR 

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Acknowledgement

The research was supported by AGH University of Science and Technology as a science project no. 11.11.140.645

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental ProtectionCracowPoland
  2. 2.Nigerian Geological Survey AgencyAbujaNigeria
  3. 3.AGH University of Science and Technology, Department of Robotics and MechatronicsCracowPoland

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