The Hydraulic and Economic Performance Analysis of On-Demand Pressurized Irrigation Systems: A Case Study in Turkey


KURTULMUŞ E., BÜYÜKCANGAZ H., KUŞÇU H., DEMİR A. O.

JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES-TARIM BILIMLERI DERGISI, vol.24, no.1, pp.42-49, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.15832/ankutbd.446377
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES-TARIM BILIMLERI DERGISI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.42-49
  • Keywords: Irrigation system performance, Hydrants characteristics, System reliability, Cost analysis
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

In this study, COPAM (Combined Optimization and Performance Analysis Model) software revealing optimum design possibilities and performance analysis of pressurized irrigation systems, was applied to on-demand pressurized irrigation system in Uludag University Agricultural Application and Research Centre, Bursa, Turkey. The system reliability, hydrant pressure heads, upstream elevation, discharges and pipe diameters related to this irrigation system were analyzed with COPAM software which have a variety of analysis tools. Analysis results showed that there were no deficiencies of performance in the hydrant level of the examined system. Furthermore, pipe diameters of the existing irrigation network were recalculated with COPAM as an alternative scenario and the system performance was reanalyzed based on the new pipe diameters obtained. As a result of this analysis, it wasn't seen any difference in the system performance, although total pipe cost was reduced by 16%.