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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Adrian Enache (2009): Elaboration of a forest road network in Trauch forest district, Wittgenstein forest administration, Hohenberg, Austria.
Master / Diploma Thesis, BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 67. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

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In Trauch Forest District from Wittgenstein Forest Administration, Hohenberg, Austria was identified an area of 401,20 ha where the access to the forest resources is restricted. Besides the fact that the existing valley roads are exposed to damages at an interval of 2-3 years by the snow melting and precipitation, increasing the costs of maintenance as such, other problems were identified: restricted access to the forest and tending/thinning operations difficult to realize, high harvesting costs and high risk of accidents among forest workers. The goal of the present master thesis is to design a forest road network in order to improve the current situation in the project area. The main objectives are: to assess different possible alternatives for the new road network, to open the access to the forests from the third upper parts of the slopes, to elaborate a general planning for the whole road network, to elaborate a detailed planning for the branch to be built in the first year (RoadEng software) and to assess the construction costs of the road network and to schedule the project implementation for a period of 5 years. The forest road network designed has a total length of 17.11 km, consists of one main branch (13.35 km) and four secondary branches (B1 – 0.75 km, B2 – 1.68 km, B3 – 0.32 km, B4 – 1.00 km). The designed road density in the project area is 42.77 m/ha and the designed road distance is 234 m. The total value of the investments needed for building the forest road network is approximately 630,000 € (average of 36.80 €/m) within the next five years. The general planning provides sound information (marked zero plane in the field, the data collection protocols, map with the situation plan of the road network and the construction cost calculation) for the forest owner to start building the forest road network. The detailed planning including plans, cross sections, longitudinal profile and earth mass movements calculation resulted from the RoadEng assessment of the branch B2 provide consistent details for the project implementation in the first year.

Beurteilende(r): Stampfer Karl

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