YAN Zhi-xin, SONG Yun, JIANG Ping, WANG Hou-yu. Mechanical Analysis of Interaction Between Plant Roots and Soil Mass in Slope Vegetation[J]. Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 2010, 31(5): 585-590. doi: 10.3879/j.issn.1000-0887.2010.05.009
 Citation: YAN Zhi-xin, SONG Yun, JIANG Ping, WANG Hou-yu. Mechanical Analysis of Interaction Between Plant Roots and Soil Mass in Slope Vegetation[J]. Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 2010, 31(5): 585-590.

# Mechanical Analysis of Interaction Between Plant Roots and Soil Mass in Slope Vegetation

##### doi: 10.3879/j.issn.1000-0887.2010.05.009
• Rev Recd Date: 2010-03-31
• Publish Date: 2010-05-15
• With the help of plant roots, slope vegetation renders the slope soilmass a composite material of soil and roots, thereby conspicuously enhances the shears trength of slope soil mass and the stability of slope. Therefore, slope vegetation is always anoptmial choice forengineers. Nevertheless, present correlative studies still rema in at the stage of qualitative analysis. Some explorations in quantitatively analyzing the in teraction between roots and soil mass were achieved. Through analyzing the in teraction between herbaceous plant roots (in cluding lateral roots of woody plants) and rock and soil mass, amechanical model of the in teraction between frictional roots and soil was estab lished, and its correctness was verified. Mean while, amechanical model of the interaction between anchorage root, namely, woody plant taproot, and soilw as also established. The models provide asignificant theoretical guidance for quantitatively analyzing the in teraction between plant roots and soil and are of certain application value.
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