Simulation of Wind Effects on Sprinkler Performance

by Stephen V. Allison,
Victor L. Hesse,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1969, Vol. 95, Issue 4, Pg. 537-550

Document Type: Journal Paper


A brief review of the literature relating to wind effects on sprinkler performance is followed by presentation of a method by which system performance was simulated under winds varying in both speed and direction. This approach will permit the results of sprinkler tests performed anywhere in the world to be transferred to other locations for which adequate wind data exist. Relationships between uniformity and efficiency of irrigation are presented. The recommendation of sprinkler manufacturers and previous researchers, to the effect that the solution to the wind problem is simply to reduce spacings, is confirmed.

Subject Headings: Wind speed | Wind direction | Wind engineering | Permits | Irrigation | Spacing

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