Accuracy of Global Microirrigation Distribution Uniformity EstimatesJournal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
AbstractEmitter pressures and flow rates were systematically and extensively sampled in one drip and one microspray field. The data distributions are presented. The accuracy of rapid (limited samples) evaluation pressure sampling procedures was found to be quite good if the pressure distribution was systematic, but erroneous if the pressure distribution throughout a field was random. A simple mathematical combination of two nonuniformity components (due to pressure differences, and other causes of flow variation) provided a better estimate of overall system distribution uniformity than more complex mathematics.
Copyright2008 American Society of Civil Engineers
Citation InformationStuart W. Styles, Charles M. Burt, Franklin Gaudi and Sierra Orvis. "Accuracy of Global Microirrigation Distribution Uniformity Estimates" Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering Vol. 134 Iss. 3 (2008) p. 292 - 297
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