Comparative study of the methods for the design of level basin irrigation systems

Shrinivas M. Badiger, V. V.N. Murty, Richard A. Cooke

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Most available hydraulic models presently used consider unit width approach in the design which does not exactly reflect the flow process in level basins. Selected surface irrigation simulation software based on zero-inertia models and mathematical models based on volume balance approaches were studied and compared with the experimental results for their accuracy in simulating the actual flow process in the basins. Zero-inertia models were found better in simulating the advance characteristics, while volume balance approaches performed equally well in predicting the time of application and percolation losses. An approach using combination of zero-inertia and volume balance, was suggested wherein advance characteristics derived from zero inertia may be directly used with volume balance approach for computing the management parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPaper - American Society of Agricultural Engineers
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 ASAE Annual International Meeting. Part 1 (of 3) - Minneapolis, MN, USA
Duration: Aug 10 1997Aug 14 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)


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