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An Evaluation of the REDSOD Concept Based on Model Tests in Soil
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1973 by SAE International in United States
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Laboratory model studies were conducted to determine the basic principles controlling performance and to assess the capabilities of a new concept of earthmoving known as REDSOD. Nondimensional empirical equations for excavated crater volume and equipment recoil force derived from the model tests showed reasonable agreement with full-scale field test results. Estimates of trenching productivity were made for the REDSOD using these equations, and the results were compared with estimates for conventional earthmoving equipment.