Smith, Rod and Gillies, Malcolm H. and Newell, Geoffrey and Foley, Joseph P. (2007) A decision support model for travelling gun irrigation machines. In: CIGR 2006: Agricultural Engineering for a Better World, 3-7 Sep 2006, Bonn, Germany.
Travelling gun irrigation is a popular form of irrigation in the Queensland dairy, sugar and horticultural industries. High uniformity of irrigation applications is essential to the production of high yields from these crops however, poor uniformity is characteristic of travelling gun machines. For example, Smith et al. (2002) reported that only 25% of machines tested in sugar cane areas near Bundaberg, Qld, gave uniformities greater than the recommended Christiansen Coefficient of Uniformity (CU) of 80%. Simulation of the sprinkler distribution pattern from a travelling gun provides the basis for a powerful and effective decision support model for these machines that will assist extension staff in the development and promotion of optimum irrigation management strategies. Central to the simulation is the prediction of the impact of wind on the sprinkler patterns.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||travelling gun irrigation; simulation; modelling|
|Subjects:||300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences > 300100 Soil and Water Sciences > 300105 Applied Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
280000 Information, Computing and Communication Sciences > 280200 Artificial Intelligence and Signal and Image Processing > 280210 Simulation and Modelling
|Depositing User:||Mr Joe Foley|
|Date Deposited:||11 Oct 2007 01:14|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 22:46|
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