915186 Forest engineering

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Kimmel, Elias , Fuchs, Lukas , Stampfer, Karl
Offered in
Wintersemester 2022/23
Languages of instruction


Road network planning, opening up measures, forest road categories, legal requirements, alignment, road network parameters, evaluation of road networks, road construction, construction machines, construction methods, slope stabilisation, water drainage, pavement management

Timber harvesting: Tree processing with harvester and chain saw, ground based extraction methods, cable based extraction methods, helicopter logging, harvesting systems, timber supply chains, logistics, cost calculations, damage to the soil, remaining stand and natural regeneration, decision support tools

Ergonomics and work place design: job evaluation, working safety, time studies

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

To understand road network planning as an interaction between forest roads and timber harvesting systems

To plan road networks and timber harvesting operations independent

To plan timber harvesting operations considering economic, ecological and ergonomic parameters

To identify the relevance of ergonomics and working safety for timber harvesting
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.