publication . Doctoral thesis . 1987

Soil strength and forest operations

Beekman, F.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1987
  • Publisher: Beekman
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
<p>The use of heavy machinery and transport vehicles is an integral part of modern forest operations. This use often causes damage to the standing trees and to the soil. In this study the effects of vehicle traffic on the soil are analysed and the possible consequences for forest management discussed. The study is largely restricted to sandy and loamy soils because of their importance for Dutch forestry.<p>Soil strength, defined as the resistance of soil structure against the impact of forces, can be described in terms of four basic strength factors: cohesion, friction, density, and structure. The experimental work was carried out in the laboratory, using three ...
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free text keywords: bosproducten, bosbouw, bosbouwmachines, bossen, oogstmachines, nederland, processors, bodemverdichting, bodemdichtheid, arbeidskunde, Arbeidswetenschappen (algemeen), Bosbouwkundige handelingen, bosbouwmachines, forest products, forestry, forestry machinery, forests, harvesters, netherlands, soil compaction, soil density, work study, Labour Studies (General), Forestry Practices and Machinery
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