Design of Drip Irrigation Lines with Varying Pipe Sizes

by I-Pai Wu, (M.ASCE),
Harris M. Gitlin,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 4, Pg. 499-503

Document Type: Journal Paper


The purpose of this paper is to show that by designing laterals or submains with different pipe sizes (different diameters) the energy gradient lines will be close to the slope of the lateral or submain; therefore, the pressure variation will be reduced.

Subject Headings: Pipelines | Trickle irrigation | Hydraulic design | Sustainable development | Pressure pipes | Lateral pressure | Slopes

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