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This reference examines the key stages involved in assessing the physics and mechanics of tillage and traction. Divided into five major sections, it covers solid, liquid, gas, heat, and transport process analyses. Emphasizing the physical properties of soils throughout, it omits the standard soil physics topic soil structures and instead assesses the arrangement of soil solids, also omitting any references to soil-crop interactions. Additional topics include the hydration of soil solids, soil dynamics, heat and water transfer, and salt transport.
|Product dimensions:||1.93(w) x 2.52(h) x (d)|
Table of Contents
Nature of Soil Solids.
Hydration of Soil Solids: Physical Behaviour of Clay-Water System.
Arrangement of Soil Solids.
Soil Water Potential: Mechanistic Viewpoint.
Soil Water Potential: Thermodynamic Viewpoint.
Soil Water Potential: Practical Viewpont.
Evaluation and Measurement of Soil Water.
Fundamentals of Fluid Flow.
Unsaturated Flow Infiltration.
Soil Gases and Their Exchange.
Characterization of Soil Gases.
Sources of Soil Heat.
Heat Transfer in Soil.
Characterization and Measurement of Soil Heat.
Modification of Soil Temperature Regime.
COUPLED TRANSPORT PROCESSES.
Water and Heat Transport Due to Thermal and Water Potential Gradients: Mechanistic Approach.
Water and Heat Transport Due to Thermal and Water Potential Gradients: Thermodynamic Approach.