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A UML-based structural study of irrigation-scheduling and water-balance models

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  Paper number  023026,  2002 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.9616) @2002
Authors:   Petraq Papajorgji, Tamara M. Shatar, Howard W. Beck, Johannes M. Scholberg
Keywords:   modeling, UML, irrigation, water-balance

Many water-balance and irrigation scheduling models have been developed as research and/or management tools. These models continue to be modified or re-used by other research groups. A method of documenting these models, using the Unified Modeling Language (UML) is presented. This method simplifies documentation of model requirements, assumptions and calculations and provides a template for implementing the model in a programming language. Using the template can simplify the processes of code reuse and model modification.

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