Describes a computer simulation model for evaluating logging residue handling systems. The flow of resources is traced through a prespecified combination of operations including yarding, chipping, sorting, loading, transporting, and unloading. The model was used to evaluate the feasibility of converting logging residues to chips that could be used, for example, to generate electrical power. Empirical results obtained for two processing schemes are reported.
Bare, B. Bruce; Jayne, Benjamin A.; Anholt, Brian F. 1976. A simulation-based approach for evaluating logging residue handling systems. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-045. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 30 p