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6.15: The Snow Plough Effect

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    To check the validity of the above derived theory, research has been carried out in the new laboratory DE. The tests are carried out in hard packed water saturated sand, with a blade of 0.3 m by 0.2 m. The blade had a cutting angle of 45 degrees and inclination angles of 0, 15, 30 and 45 degrees. The layer thicknesses were 2.5, 5 and 10 cm and the drag velocities 0.25, 0.5 and 1 m/s. Figure 6-57 and Figure 6-58 show the results with and without an inclination angle of 45 degrees. The lines in this figure show the theoretical forces. As can be seen, the measured forces match the theoretical forces well. Since the research is still in progress, further publications on this subject will follow.

    More results of measurements can be found in Appendix M and Appendix N

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    Figure 6-54: An example of pore pressure measurements versus the theory.
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    Figure 6-55: An example of the forces measured versus the theory.
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    Figure 6-56: An example of the measured signals (forces and pore pressures).

    The result of a cutting test graphically. In this figure the horizontal force Fhthe vertical force Fand the water pore-pressures on the blade P1, P2, P3 and P4 are shown. The test is performed with a blade angle α of 45o, a layer thickness hi of 70 mm and a cutting velocity vc of 0.68 m/s in the 200 μm sand.

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    Figure 6-57: Fh, Fv, Fd and Esp as a function of the cutting velocity and the layer thickness, without deviation.
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    Figure 6-58: Fh, Fv, Fd and Esp as a function of the cutting velocity and the layer thickness, with deviation.

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