2015, X, 654 p. 710 illus., 450 illus. in color. With online files/update.
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Suitable for students as well as engineers and practitioners in the design of irrigation and drainage systems
Provides students with modern tools for design - Excel worksheets and VBA
Emphasizes standard design practices as approved by Natural Resources Conservation Service and American Society of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineers
This textbook focuses specifically on the combined topics of irrigation and drainage engineering. It emphasizes both basic concepts and practical applications of the latest technologies available. The design of irrigation, pumping, and drainage systems using Excel and Visual Basic for Applications programs are explained for both graduate and undergraduate students and practicing engineers. The book emphasizes environmental protection, economics, and engineering design processes. It includes detailed chapters on irrigation economics, soils, reference evapotranspiration, crop evapotranspiration, pipe flow, pumps, open-channel flow, groundwater, center pivots, turf and landscape, drip, orchards, wheel lines, hand lines, surfaces, greenhouse hydroponics, soil water movement, drainage systems design, drainage and wetlands contaminant fate and transport. It contains summaries, homework problems, and color photos. The book draws from the fields of fluid mechanics, soil physics, hydrology, soil chemistry, economics, and plant sciences to present a broad interdisciplinary view of the fundamental concepts in irrigation and drainage systems design.
Introduction.- Economics.- Soils.-.Water and Salinity Stress.- Reference Evapotranspiration.-Crop Evapotranspiration.- Spatial and Temporal Variation.- Pipes.- Pumps.- Groundwater.- Open Channel Flow.- Center Pivot Irrigation.- Turf Irrigation.-Agricultural Sprinkler Irrigation.- Landscape Irrigation Components.- Landscape Irrigation Design and Management.- Agricultural Drip Irrigation.- Drip Irrigation System Economics.- Chemigation.- Surface Irrigation.- Greenhouse Hydroponic Irrigation.- Low Head Bubbler Irrigation.- Wastewater Contaminants.- Waste Degradation and Loading Rates.- Soil Salinity and Nitrogen.- Water and Solute Mass Balance.- Water and Energy.- Water and Energy Relationships in Soils.- Subsurface Drainage Principles and Relationships.- Subsurface Drainage Design and Installation.
Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India