Click on “Download PDF” for the PDF version or on the title for the HTML version.
If you are not an ASABE member or if your employer has not arranged for access to the full-text, Click here for options.
Model AVALOC for Micro-Irrigation Systems, Application to Performance Analysis
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Pp. 843-849 in Proceedings of the World Congress of Computers in Agriculture and Natural Resources (13-15, March 2002, Iguacu Falls, Brazil) 701P0301.(doi:10.13031/2013.8418)
Authors: C. M. G. Pedras, and L. S. Pereira
Keywords: Drip-irrigation, Modeling and simulation, Irrigation performances, Design and Evaluation
The model AVALOC aims at design and performance analysis of micro-irrigation systems, adopting the sector as the unit for analysis. Model computations are supported by a database on the emitters and pipes, and the sectors being designed or evaluated. In the design mode, the model provides for the selection of pipes and emitters that permit to attain a target performance. In the performance analysis mode, a hydraulics simulation is executed and several system performance indicators are computed. The present paper introduces the model, mainly oriented for the evaluation of systems under operation.(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)