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AE- 629 IRRIGATION SYSTEMS DESIGN                                                                                 (2L +1P) II

Objective
To acquire knowledge about the advances made in irrigation for design of irrigation system for water and land management

Theory

UNIT I
Methods of irrigation, selecting an irrigation method, design, construction and layout of different surface water application methods.

UNIT II
Field measurements for evaluating and improving uniformity and efficiency, hydraulic simulation of surface systems.

UNIT III
Application of Computer Software for Surface Irrigation, Surface Irrigation System, Automation; Land levelling and its effect on irrigation efficiency.

UNIT IV
Pressurized irrigation methods, sprinkle and micro-irrigation systems; hydraulics of drip system, suitability of pressurized systems and their design considerations, layout and uniformity determination; application of software for design of sprinkler and micro-irrigation systems; modeling of water dynamics under different methods of irrigation; irrigation with poor quality water.

UNIT V
Design of sub surface drip irrigation system and software and hard ware of automated micro irrigation systems; case studies on enhanced water use efficiency using micro irrigation and its socio-economic evaluations and adoption by farming community.

Practicals
Land levelling; Software’s for the design of sprinkler and drip system, Automation of surface and pressurized systems, water quality, Repair & maintenance of pressurized irrigation systems, Selection of pressurized system components.

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