915315 Systems engineering in harvesting

Lecture and seminar
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Visser, Rien Jan Marinus
Institute of Forest Engineering (FT)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2017/18
Languages of instruction


- Harvest planning and analysis of harvesting systems
- Machine capability and requirements
- Impacts of terrain and stand variables on harvesting systems
- Landing design and layout
- Ground-based and cable yarding planning
- Production planning and control systems

Previous knowledge expected

The students should already have a basic knowledge in the field of Forest Engineering

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

This course will hava a mixture of lectures and assignments, cumulating in a final harvesting plan assignment.

Students, who successfully complete this course will …

… understand how harvesting planning fits into the forest management cycle
… appreciate some of the historical developments of harvesting systems
... understand the requirements and considerations of a harvest plan
... learn how to work with contour maps for harvest planning, including requirements for landing design and layout
... understand the capabilities, operating requirements and limitations of different harvesting systems
... learn how to estimate harvest system production rates and costs
… sharpen their problem-solving skills by working on a particular project
… study and review original articles that cover selected topics
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.