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Title: Theoretical methods for estimating moments of inertia of trees and boles.

Author: Sturos, John A.;

Date: 1973

Source: Research Paper NC-96. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station

Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)

Description: Presents a theoretical method for estimating the mass moments of inertia of full trees and boles about a transverse axis. Estimates from the theoretical model compared closely with experimental data on aspen and red pine trees obtained in the field by the pendulum method. The theoretical method presented may be used to estimate the mass moments of inertia and other tree species for which field data are not available.

Keywords: dynamic handling, equipment design, harvesting, engineering

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Sturos, John A. 1973. Theoretical methods for estimating moments of inertia of trees and boles. Research Paper NC-96. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station

 


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