Course code MežZ3046

Credit points 3

Mechanization of Forestry Work I

Total Hours in Course120

Number of hours for lectures24

Number of hours for laboratory classes24

Independent study hours72

Date of course confirmation17.02.2015

Responsible UnitDepartment of Forest Utilisation

Course developers

author Meža izmantošanas katedra

Aleksandrs Saveļjevs

Dr. sc. ing.

author lect.

Māris Davidāns

Mg. sc. ing.

author Meža izmantošanas katedra

Ziedonis Sarmulis

Dr. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

MašZ4021, Technical Graphics

Mate1033, Mathematics II

Mate4016, Mathematics I

Course abstract

The study course provides knowledge of machine construction and the principal mechanism operating principles Acquired knowledge enables to understand basic operation of logging machinery and mechanisms to calculate the strength and power transfer principles.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

After studying the course the student will have:
knowledge of the logging that is applied to machine design and operating principles,
skills to carry out logging techniques of visual and technical assessment and aggregating options,
competence the level of expertise to advise the forest industry workers on the applicability of a given tree harvesting machine design.

Compulsory reading

1. Kobcevs A. Lietišķā mehānika. Rīga, 2006.
2. Merkle D., Štraiders B., Toms M. Hidraulika. Rīga: Festo, 2000. 283 lpp.
3. Жуков А.B., Федоренчик A.C., Kopoбkин B.A., Бычек A.H. Лесные машины „Беларус”. Минск, 2001.
4. Uusitalo J. Introduction to forest operations and technology. Hameenlinna, 2010.
5. Davidāns M., Saveļjevs A., Strūbergs A., Traktortehnika meža darbos. Jelgava, 2019, Studentu biedrība Šalkone, 140 lpp.

Further reading

1. Miķelsons Z., Pīrs V. Spēkratu konstrukcijas. Rīga: Jelgava: LLU, 2008. 199 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Baltijas Koks. ISSN 1407-6667
2. International Forest Industries. ISSN 1392-1355