Energy, cost and uniformity in the design of drip irrigation systems

Chamba Zaragocín, Diego and Zubelzu Mínguez, Sergio and Juana Sirgado, Luis (2019). Energy, cost and uniformity in the design of drip irrigation systems. "Biosystems Engineering", v. 178 ; pp. 200-218. ISSN 1537-5110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2018.11.012.

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Title: Energy, cost and uniformity in the design of drip irrigation systems
Author/s:
  • Chamba Zaragocín, Diego
  • Zubelzu Mínguez, Sergio
  • Juana Sirgado, Luis
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Biosystems Engineering
Date: February 2019
ISSN: 1537-5110
Volume: 178
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Drip irrigation; Irrigation units; Cost function; Self-compensating emitters; Non-compensating emitters
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

A novel approach for the design of drip irrigation systems is presented. The diameters ofthe laterals and submains were calculated by minimising an objective cost function thatincludes investment and operating costs of drip irrigation units. Diameters, head loss andits distribution between laterals and submain, average operating pressure head, upstreamend energy head and the distribution uniformity were all deduced from an economicapproach. These variables are not matched alone but are the consequence of the economicoptimisation. Several examples with self-compensating and non-compensating emittersfed from either a pump station or a water reservoir are presented to illustrate the feasibilityof the proposed methodology.

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Item ID: 63298
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/63298/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:63298
DOI: 10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2018.11.012
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2018.11.012
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 16 Sep 2020 15:08
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2020 15:08
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