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Mathieu Lamandé

Terranimo® - a web-based tool for evaluating soil compaction

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  • Matthias Stettler, Agricultural technology research, Bern University of Applied Sciences, School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (HAFL), Switzerland
  • Thomas Keller, Soil fertility/soil protection group, Switzerland
  • Peter Weisskopf, Soil fertility/soil protection group, Switzerland
  • Mathieu Lamandé
  • Poul Lassen
  • Per Schjønning

Based on experimental data from wheeling experiments, a web-based model for the simulation of stress and the evaluation of the soil compaction risk under agricultural machinery named Terranimo® has been developed. Terranimo® incorporates a model for prediction of contact area, shape and stress distribution in the tyre-soil interface from wheel load and readily-available tyre parameters and the topsoil strength. In Terranimo® pedotransfer functions are used to estimate soil strength from clay content and matric potential. Principally, by limiting the imposed stress to below soil strength, the risk of soil compaction and undesirable changes of soil structure - and hence soil functions - can be minimized.

Original languageEnglish
JournalLandtechnik (Muenster)
Volume69
Issue3
Pages (from-to)132-138
Number of pages7
ISSN0023-8082
Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Research areas

  • Soil compaction risk, Soil strength, Stress distribution, Stress propagation, Tyres

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