Furrow Irrigation Performance Using Real Time Control

by William E. Spurgeon, USDA, United States,
Harold R. Duke, USDA, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Planning Now for Irrigation and Drainage in the 21st Century

Abstract: Computer simulations were conducted, using a simple feedback control algorithm, to determine the potential for improvement of irrigation performance using real-time feedback control. Field data from three continuous flow furrow irrigation tests reported in the literature were used in simulations to demonstrate the potential for improved performance under a range of soil types.

Subject Headings: Flow simulation | Fluid flow | Channel flow | Furrow irrigation | Flow control | Flow duration | Water flow | Algorithms

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