A computer estimate of costs and engineering data for a proposed transportation network in New England Public Deposited

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  • This paper describes a computer program developed for the Hewlett Packard 9830, which analyzes and computes costs and engineering data for paper plan timber harvest road networks. The program will accept up to 110 road segments. Each segment is analyzed individually based on digitized data from a contour map and user defined road construction parameters. Three types of construction are analyzed for each segment: fullbench and sidecast, fullbench and endhaul and balanced construction. Program results and operation are exemplified in an analysis of a proposed transportation plan in a cable logging study area in New England. The study area is on the Green Mountain National Forest in Central Vermont. The transportation plan contains 99 miles of proposed new road within the 25,000 acre study area. Cost and AN ABSTRACT OF THE PAPER OF Richard James Artley for the degree of Master of Forestry Title: A Computer Estimate of Costs and Engineering Data For A Proposed Transportation Network In New England presented on / engineering data sensitivity to changes in road construction parameters is analyzed. Variations in the subgrade width and surfacing depth seem to affect cost the most. Fuel consumption of alternative logging systems is also compared in this paper. The results indicate that cable logging initially consumes more fuel due to increased road construction. However, once the roads are established, cable logging systems consume less fuel than tractor logging. This study indicates that it takes approximately 40 to 60 years for cable logging systems to catch and surpass tractor systems in terms of total accumulated fuel consumption.
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