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Use of microtubes in the design of optimized trickle irrigation network

Ibrahim, Mohammed Abdel-Rahman (1989) Use of microtubes in the design of optimized trickle irrigation network. Masters thesis, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.

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In a country like Saudi Arabia where water is premium and brackish, trickle irrigation systems become an attractive alternative for conserving water. Usually microtubes are used as emitters in the trickle irrigation network to deliver the same amount of water throughout the network. Microtubes have many advantages compared to other emitters. A comprehensive methodology for the design of microtube trickle irrigation system is, therefore needed. A chart and nomographs have been developed for the design of microtube emitters to deliver the same amount of discharge by all microtubes along the network. In the case of coiled microtubes, design chart and nomographs have been modified. A computer program too has been developed for the designers who have access to computing systems for the design of microtube emitters with and without coils. For the design of laterals a computer program has been developed. All the lateral design cases have been taken into consideration in the development of the program. Considering the cost of the network, optimization techniques have been used to minimize the cost of main, submains and pumping station while satisfying the design requirements.



Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Date:January 1989
Date Type:Completion
Subjects:Civil Engineering
Divisions:College Of Engineering Sciences > Civil Engineering Dept
Creators:Ibrahim, Mohammed Abdel-Rahman
Committee Advisor:Ishaq, Achi M.
Committee Members:Hussain, Tahir and Allayla, Rashid I.
ID Code:10011
Deposited By:KFUPM ePrints Admin
Deposited On:22 Jun 2008 16:54
Last Modified:25 Apr 2011 09:57

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