Effect of Surge Cycle Ratio and Cycle Time on Infiltration

by A. W. Blair, Univ of Texas at Austin, Cent for, Research in Water Resources, Austin, TX, USA,
E. T. Smerdon, Univ of Texas at Austin, Cent for, Research in Water Resources, Austin, TX, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Development and Management Aspects of Irrigation and Drainage Systems

Abstract: A recirculating furrow infiltrometer was used to simulate surge flow irrigation for various cycle times and cycle ratios. The data collected was used to evaluate two empirical surge flow infiltration models. The effects of furrow geometry, surface depression storage, and recession time were considered. Data collected from a sandy loam field were used to evaluate the infiltration models. The results indicated that a simple model based on the Kostiakov equation worked well in predicting infiltration during surge flow.

Subject Headings: Infiltration | Data processing | Mathematical models | Water intakes | Flow simulation | Data collection | Hydraulic models | Flow duration

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