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Title: An analysis of running skyline load path.
Author: Carson, Ward W.; Mann, Charles N.;
Source: Res. Pap. PNW-RP-120. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 14 p
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Description: This paper is intended for those who wish to prepare an algorithm to determine the load path of a running skyline. The mathematics of a simplified approach to this running skyline design problem are presented. The approach employs assumptions which reduce the complexity of the problem to the point where it can be solved on desk-top computers of limited capacities. The results of this approach are compared with the exact catenary solution.
Keywords: cable logging, mathematical analysis, logging, skidding (cableway), computer
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Carson, Ward W.; Mann, Charles N. 1971. An analysis of running skyline load path. Res. Pap. PNW-RP-120. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 14 p
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