Optimum Depth and Spacing of Subsurface Drains

by Haridas S. Acharya, Asst. Prof. of Mathematics; Marathwada Agr. Univ., Parbhani, India,
Dnyanoba G. Holsambre, Asst. Prof. of Agr. Engrg.; Marathwada Agr. Univ., Parbhani, India,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 1, Pg. 77-80

Document Type: Journal Paper


Optimization theory is used to minimize the cost of installation of subsurface drainage systems. The optimization problem is presented and constraints are identified. The analytic solution yields formulas for direct determination of optimum depth and spacing of subsurface drains.

Subject Headings: Subsurface drainage | Spacing | Drainage systems

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