SISCO: surface irrigation simulation, calibration and optimisation

Gillies, M. H. and Smith, R. J. (2015) SISCO: surface irrigation simulation, calibration and optimisation. Irrigation Science, 33 (5). pp. 339-355. ISSN 0342-7188

Abstract

A model is described which applies the full one-dimensional version of the Saint Venant equations for open channel flow to simulate the process of surface irrigation. The resulting software for Surface Irrigation Simulation, Calibration and Optimisation, abbreviated to SISCO was developed for use in a standard PC environment. Unlike some other models currently in use SISCO can accommodate temporal variations in inflow rates and spatial variability in soil infiltration, surface roughness, slope and furrow geometry. The main focus of the paper is in regards to the calibration functionality whereby it is capable of estimating the soil infiltration characteristic and Manning roughness from various combinations of practically obtainable field measurements.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 10 May 2016 04:23
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2016 03:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: surface irrigation; irrigation simulation; Kostiakov-Lewis equation; full hydrodynamic equations; furrow irrigation; SISCO; Manning n; golden search
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099901 Agricultural Engineering
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0799 Other Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 079901 Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 83 Animal Production and Animal Primary Products > 8304 Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops > 830402 Lucerne
B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8203 Industrial Crops > 820304 Sugar
B Economic Development > 83 Animal Production and Animal Primary Products > 8304 Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops > 830406 Sown Pastures (excl. Lucerne)
B Economic Development > 82 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 8203 Industrial Crops > 820301 Cotton
B Economic Development > 83 Animal Production and Animal Primary Products > 8304 Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops > 830404 Non-Cereal Crops for Hay
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s00271-015-0470-8
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27383

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