Course code MežZ3044

Credit points 4.50

Forest Operations and Technology II

Total Hours in Course180

Number of hours for lectures48

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Number of hours for laboratory classes8

Independent study hours108

Date of course confirmation08.11.2011

Responsible UnitDepartment of Forest Utilisation

Course developers

author Meža izmantošanas katedra

Aleksandrs Saveļjevs

Dr. sc. ing.

author Meža izmantošanas katedra

Ziedonis Sarmulis

Dr. sc. ing.

Course abstract

During the study course students are get acquainted with multi functional forest machines and their operational technology, timber primary transport vehicles and corresponding technological equipment, technology for biomass production, round timber yards equipment and technology, mechanization of forest soil cultivation for regeneration, the design of technological process in logging.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Students will get an expanded knowledge about forest operations technology and machinery. Skills will be obtained to compare different variants of realization of forest operations from the technical, technological, social and ecological point of view. The competence level, attained by students, will be sufficient for the assessment of the usefulness of implementation of alternative technological solutions.

Compulsory reading

1. Drēska A. Kokmateriālu sagatavošana ar harvesteru: metodiski norādījumi. Jelgava: LLU Meža izmantošanas katedra, 2006. 40 lpp.
2. Sarmulis Z. Cirsmu tehnoloģiskais plānojums mežizstrādē. Jelgava: LLU Meža izmantošanas katedra, 2006. 45 lpp.
3. Saliņš Z. Mežs - Latvijas nacionālā bagātība. Jelgava: Autora izd., 2002. 248 lpp.
4. Vasiļevskis A. Vispārīgas ziņas par kokmateriālu pirmapstrādes ražotni: lekcija. Jelgava, LLU, 2002. 36 lpp.

Further reading

1. Uusitalo J. Introduction to Forest Operations and Technology. JVP Forest Systems, 2010. 287 p.
2. Buongiorno J., Gilless J. K. Decision Methods for Forest Resource Management. Amsterdam [etc.]: Academic Press, 2003. 439 p.
3. Жуков А.В., Федоренчик А.С., Коробкин В.А., Бычок А.Н. Лесные машины. Минск: БГТУ, 2001. 149 c.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Baltijas koks, ISSN 1407-6667
2. Meža avīze, ISSN 1407-6187
3. SkogForsk Results, ISSN 1103-6222