The Quantitative Description of Cable Yarder Settings--Parameters for the Triangular Setting with Apical Landing
Abstract:The design and operation of an economically efficient timber harvesting system requires the effective characterization of the individual setting. Two contributions are made toward this objective. First, closed-form solutions for several well-established parameters of turn location, including average yarding distance and average yarding slope, are derived for triangular settings on uniform slope with an apical landing. These derivations are greatly facilitated by a new expected value formulation. Second, the new concept of an effective external boundary is presented with one possible definition of its measure for any setting. Closed-form solutions are then obtained for the effective external boundary and the average external yarding distance on any triangular setting with an apical landing. For. Sci. 33(3):603-616.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Associate Professor, Logging Engineering, Department of Forest Products and Engineering, AR-10, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195
Publication date: September 1, 1987
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