• Ralph Alcock


Soils, like metals, can behave both elastically and plastically. Elastic deformation refers to the ability of the deformed material to return to its original dimensions. Plastic deformation refers to a condition of permanent deformation. For a soil in the elastic condition, a given applied force causes a known deformation. On removal of the force, recovery takes place.


Shear Strength Rolling Resistance Tractive Efficiency Cone Penetrometer Cone Index 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralph Alcock
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  1. 1.Agricultural Engineering DepartmentSouth Dakota State UniversityBrookingsUSA

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