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Application of the optimization method for estimating infiltration characteristics in furrow irrigation and its comparison with other methods

Published on Aug 1, 1997in Agricultural Water Management3.54
· DOI :10.1016/S0378-3774(97)00007-3
M. Esfandiari3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Western Sydney),
Basant Maheshwari14
Estimated H-index: 14
(University of Western Sydney)
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Abstract The infiltration characteristics of a soil vary spatially and temporally, and due to this the available methods for estimating the characteristics in furrow irrigation are either not suitable or have restrictions for their field use. An optimization method based on the volume balance approach, originally developed for estimating infiltration parameters in border irrigation, and using multiple observations of arrival time of the wetting front was modified for furrow irrigation. The method was applied to 13 irrigation events on furrows monitored on a farm in northern New South Wales, Australia. The soil type at the experimental site has a high clay content (up to 67%) and develops cracks when dry. In addition to the optimization method, one-point and two-point methods using observations of arrival time reported in the literature were also used. The accuracy of different methods was evaluated by comparing the calculated total volume of water infiltrated into the furrow with that observed in the field. The optimization method was the most accurate and the one-point and the two-point were the least accurate among three methods considered in the present study. A possible explanation for a poor performance of the one-point and two-point methods might be related to the assumptions made in the derivation of the methods and the unsuitability of the Philip and the Kostiakov infiltration equations used for the field condition in the present study.
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Published on Sep 22, 1997in Irrigation Science2.44
M. Esfandiari3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Western Sydney),
Basant Maheshwari14
Estimated H-index: 14
(University of Western Sydney)
Surface storage of water in furrow irrigation is an important parameter in volume balance analysis for computing different parameters such as infiltration characteristics. Surface storage can be estimated in several ways. A commonly used method is to multiply the cross-sectional area of flow at the inlet of a furrow by a shape factor, whose value is often assumed to vary between 0.7 and 0.8. In this study, field data for 13 furrow irrigation events were collected from a farm in northern New Sout...
E. Bautista5
Estimated H-index: 5
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Wesley W. Wallender26
Estimated H-index: 26
This paper analyzes the convergence of a numerical model for the quantification of lumped furrow infiltration parameters. The model minimizes the squared difference of observed and model-predicted advance times as a function of distance. An alternative objective function was formulated in terms of velocity of the advancing wave. Predicted values were obtained with a hydrodynamic irrigation model with wetted-perimeter–dependent infiltration. Solutions were computed with the Marquardt method. The ...
Published on Jan 1, 1993in Transactions of the ASABE1.15
J.S. Shepard1
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Wesley W. Wallender26
Estimated H-index: 26
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Jan W. Hopmans55
Estimated H-index: 55
A quick method to estimate parameters of the Philip infiltration function from advance time to the field end, flow rate and flow area were developed using a volume balance principle. By assuming a power advance exponent of 1/2, the volume balance equation resulted in a closed-form integral solution and the infiltration parameters were found from advance to the field end only rather than from two or more points of advance along the field. Average infiltration for a furrow was estimated from intak...
J. L. Childs1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Wesley W. Wallender26
Estimated H-index: 26
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Jan W. Hopmans55
Estimated H-index: 55
Infiltration was measured with a newly developed flow‐through infiltrometer at 20–27 sites in a 21 ha (52‐acre) cotton field in the northern region of the San Joaquin Valley of California. The results were comparable with infiltration measured with a neutron probe. The infiltrometer allowed water to flow through the infiltrometer when a rate test was not being conducted. Furthermore, the water level and quality inside the infiltrometer was the same as the water flowing past in the remainder of t...
Wynn R. Walker17
Estimated H-index: 17
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John D. Busman1
Estimated H-index: 1
An analysis to determine infiltration parameters from the early stages of furrow advance is reported. The analysis uses a kinematic-wave simulation model in conjunction with a simplex search procedure to minimize the differences between measured and predicted advance rates. The technique uses a variable and expanding data set to forecast advance times and is therefore a useful prelude to real-time feed back control systems for the future automation of furrow irrigation systems. Results from four...
Published on Apr 1, 1988in Agricultural Water Management3.54
Basant Maheshwari14
Estimated H-index: 14
(University of Melbourne),
A.K. Turner3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Melbourne)
+ 1 AuthorsB.J. Campbell1
Estimated H-index: 1
Abstract Because infiltration characteristics of soil vary spatially and temporally in a field, available methods for their estimation in border irrigation are either not suitable or have limitations for their field use. Here an optimization technique based on the volume balance approach is developed for estimating infiltration characteristics. Five different infiltration equations, viz, Kostiakov, modified Kostiakov, Philip, Horton, and Collis-George were employed. The method was applied to dat...
A. W. Blair1
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E. T. Smerdon1
Estimated H-index: 1
Laplace transformation, integral, and numerical solutions and six empirical formulations to the Lewis and Milne surface irrigation volume balance equation were evaluated using field and laboratory data. These formulations and the proposed solution methods are presented in Part I of this paper. The field data were from published experiments, and the laboratory data were obtained from a 61‐m model border with a computer‐controlled infiltrating bed which could simulate a wide range of infiltration ...
Published on Jan 1, 1984
M. G. Bos18
Estimated H-index: 18
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John A. Replogle9
Estimated H-index: 9
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Albert J. Clemmens22
Estimated H-index: 22
This book discusses the measurement of open channel flows on a solid scientific foundation by developing sound theory of water flow through long-throated flumes in their numerous shapes (including broad-crested weirs) and facilitates the selection of suitable measuring structures.
Published on Jan 1, 1982in Transactions of the ASABE1.15
R. L. Elliott1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Wynn R. Walker17
Estimated H-index: 17
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Published on Mar 1, 2016in Computers and Electronics in Agriculture3.17
Mohamed A. Yassin15
Estimated H-index: 15
(KSU: King Saud University),
A. A. Alazba15
Estimated H-index: 15
(KSU: King Saud University),
Mohamed A. Mattar6
Estimated H-index: 6
GEP model were developed to predict the Z under furrow irrigation.?Field data were collected in the literature study for modeling Z.?GEP are capable of predicting suitable results for the Z and given algebra formula.?The GEP models have a better performance when compared to the VBM. This study investigates the ability of gene expression programming (GEP) in modeling of the infiltrated water volume (Z) under furrow irrigation. Field data were collected in the literature study for modeling Z cover...
Published on Jan 1, 2015in Agricultural Water Management3.54
Mohamed A. Mattar6
Estimated H-index: 6
(KSU: King Saud University),
A. A. Alazba15
Estimated H-index: 15
(KSU: King Saud University),
T.K. Zin El-Abedin1
Estimated H-index: 1
(KSU: King Saud University)
An artificial neural network (ANN) was developed for estimating the infiltrated water volume (Z) under furrow irrigation. A feed-forward neural network using back-propagation training algorithm was developed for the prediction. Four variables were used as input parameters; inflow rate (Qo), furrow length (L), waterfront advance time at the end of the furrow (TL) and infiltration opportunity time (To). The Z was the one node in the output layer. The data used to develop the ANN model were taken f...
Yinhuan Fu1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Mo Li1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Ping Guo1
Estimated H-index: 1
AbstractIn this study, an integrated interval nonlinear programming model based on Jensen’s water production function is proposed for the optimal allocation of water resources under uncertainty in agricultural irrigation. The model provides an effective approach to solve the problems for crop irrigation schedules and to successfully deal with the inconsistencies in crop water requirements and rain capacity. The model can allocate the limited water to different growth stages of crops based on Jen...
Published on Jun 1, 2013in Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering1.52
Muhammad Saeed2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore),
Sajid Mahmood5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore)
Film hole irrigation is relatively reported efficient irrigation technique amongst the others by Chinese’s researchers. Film hole irrigation refers to bordered field completely covered with plastic sheet having holes of equal sizes through which seedlings come out. Field experiments were conducted at Postgraduate Agriculture Research Station to check its effectiveness and performance in terms of advance rate on sunflower crop for various sized borders having Fine Sandy Loam soil. Tube well irrig...
Published on Feb 1, 2013in Canadian Journal of Soil Science0.95
ZhangYongyong4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Pute Wu22
Estimated H-index: 22
+ 1 AuthorsWangZikui7
Estimated H-index: 7
Zhang, Y., Wu, P., Zhao, X. and Wang, Z. 2013. Simulation of soil water dynamics for uncropped ridges and furrows under irrigation conditions. Can. J. Soil Sci. 93: 85–98. The ridge-furrow planting system combined with furrow irrigation can effectively increase soil moisture storage and improve water use efficiency in the semi-arid region of China. The precise soil water dynamics in ridge-furrow systems must be known in order to properly design ridge-furrow geometry and improve irrigation unifor...
Published on Feb 1, 2013in Canadian Journal of Soil Science0.95
ZhangYongyong4
Estimated H-index: 4
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Pute Wu22
Estimated H-index: 22
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
+ 1 AuthorsWangZikui7
Estimated H-index: 7
(NWAFU: Northwest A&F University)
Zhang, Y., Wu, P., Zhao, X. and Wang, Z. 2013. Simulation of soil water dynamics for uncropped ridges and furrows under irrigation conditions. Can. J. Soil Sci. 93: 85-98. The ridge-furrow planting system combined with furrow irrigation can effectively increase soil moisture storage and improve water use efficiency in the semi-arid region of China. The precise soil water dynamics in ridge-furrow systems must be known in order to properly design ridge-furrow geometry and improve irrigation unifor...
Published on Apr 1, 2012in Irrigation and Drainage1.03
Nie Weibo1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Fei Liangjun2
Estimated H-index: 2
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Ma Xiaoyi3
Estimated H-index: 3
Based on the volume balance (VB) equation, the surface water profile was shown to be a power function and Philip equation equal to the Kostiakov–Lewis equation when the infiltration parameter a = 0.5. With this assumption, an equation was proposed for estimating infiltration parameters together with Manning roughness. The method requires only multi-point water advance data of border irrigation. Solving the equation requires use of the nonlinear least-squares fitting technique by Matlab software....
Published on Jan 1, 2012in Soil Research1.57
ZhangYongyong4
Estimated H-index: 4
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences),
Pute Wu22
Estimated H-index: 22
(CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
+ 1 AuthorsPing Li1
Estimated H-index: 1
The soil water dynamic process is critical for the design, management, and evaluation of ridge-furrow tillage in the semi-arid region of the Loess Plateau. The aim of this study was to determine the effectual infiltration variables, to evaluate the performance of four classical infiltration models, and to investigate the effect of those variables on the infiltration characteristics in a ridge-furrow configuration. Sixteen experimental treatments with two replications were conducted to monitor fu...
Published on May 1, 2011
Wang Weihan1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Pan Wenying1
Estimated H-index: 1
The volume balance equation without surface water volume was acquired by mathematical deduction and transform, then using the linear regression method the simple estimation method on soil infiltration parameters was put forward. The results of example indicated that the predicted irrigation advance of zero inertia model with the parameters obtained by the new method go well with the observed.
E. Bautista11
Estimated H-index: 11
(USDA: United States Department of Agriculture),
Albert J. Clemmens22
Estimated H-index: 22
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Theodor Strelkoff20
Estimated H-index: 20
Engineering analysis of surface irrigation systems is predicated on reasonably accurate estimates of a field’s infiltration properties. Optimal estimation methods pose multiple volume balance equations at various stages of an irrigation event and are assumed to produce the most accurate results among volume balance based procedures. They have the disadvantage of requiring surface volume determinations, which may be difficult to obtain in practice under many field conditions. This study contrasts...
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