American Society of Civil Engineers

Physical Model Study of Border-Strip Irrigation

by Graham A. Jobling, (Engr., Irrigation and Water Supply Commission, Queensland, Australia) and A. Keith Turner, (Reader in Agric. Engrg., Univ. of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division
, Vol. 99, No. 4, December 1973, pp. 493-510

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Document type: Journal Paper
Discussion: by Pratap Singh and et al.    (See full record)
Abstract: A physical model of an irrigation border (bay) is constructed and tested. Equations are developed which describe the profile of the water advancing down the border, the rates of advance, and recession after the inflow is cut off, in terms of inflow, infiltration, slope, and surface roughness. Where possible these equations are simplified to a form more suitable for use in design. An illustrative analysis is done to determine correct inflows and cutoff times needed to uniformly irrigate to a desired depth.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Hydraulic models
Hydraulic roughness
Irrigation systems
Surface irrigation
Water distribution systems