# Friction Correction Factor For Center‐Pivot Irrigation Systems

Published on Feb 1, 1988in Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering-asce1.34

· DOI :10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9437(1988)114:1(183)

Abstract

A friction correction factor (Fcp) for use in the estimation of friction loss in a center-pivot irrigation system lateral is derived. The results obtained using the Fcp are compared with the results obtained using other methods of estimating friction loss. A significant difference in the estimated friction loss was observed between this coefficient and the one derived by Christiansen for linear-move sprinkler systems.