A survey on approaches of soil stress determination generated through soil-tire interaction

Zhi-Jun Zong, Dong-Hua Xiaoqing


Normal and shear stresses are important factors that are closely related to rolling resistance and tractive parameters, respectfully. However, the generation of soil stress beneath a driving wheel is a significant and complex phenomenon. The process of analyzing soil stress can be implemented through different methods of analytic, semi-empirical, numerical, etc. Shear stress is necessary for the provision of drawbar pull but creation of vertical stress and its propagation in soil profile can lead to soil compaction. There are also numerous parameters that affect the soil stress state and tractive parameters simultaneously. This paper provides an overlook to the various approaches adopted to analyze the aforementioned aspects that can serve functionally for the future studies in this realm.

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