AI6009 - MICRO IRRIGATION (Syllabus) 2013-regulation Anna University

AI6009 - MICRO IRRIGATION (Syllabus) 2013-regulation Anna University

AI6009

MICRO IRRIGATION

 LPTC

3003

OBJECTIVES:
• To expose the students to the fundamental knowledge in Pumps for Irrigation use
• To introduce the concept of micro-irrigation and design a Sprinkler & Drip irrigation system

UNIT I

WATER LIFTS AND PUMPS

8

Pump classification Variable displacement pumps–Centrifugal pump- Submersible pump- Vertical Turbine pumps mixed flow – Jet and Airlift pumps-Pump selection and installation- Pump troubles and Remedies.

UNIT II

PUMP VALVES

7

Types of valves- Pressure relief valve- Gate valve-Isolated valve- Non return valve- Butterfly valve- Solenoid valves- Automated control valve- selection, repair and maintenance.


UNIT III

MICRO IRRIGATION CONCEPT AND APPLICATIONS

10

Micro irrigation- Comparison between Traditional and Micro irrigation methods -Merits and demerits of micro-irrigation system, Types and components of micro irrigation system- Scope and potential problem of micro irrigation - Low cost Micro irrigation Technologies- Gravity fed micro irrigation -Care and maintenance of micro-irrigation System- Economics of micro-irrigation system - Automation in micro-irrigation-Surge and cablegation irrigation- Greenhouse irrigation system.

UNIT IV

DRIP IRRIGATION DESIGN

10

Drip irrigation - Components- Dripper- types and equations governing flow through drippers- Wetting pattern- Chemigation application- Pump capacity-Installation- Operation and maintenance of Drip irrigation system. - Design of surface and sub-surface drip irrigation.

UNIT V

SPRINKLER IRRIGATION DESIGN

10

Sprinkler irrigation- Components and accessories - Hydraulic design - Sprinkler selection and spacing- Capacity of sprinkler system - types - Sprinkler performance- Sprinkler discharge- Water distribution pattern- Droplet size, filtering unit, fertigation - System maintenance

TOTAL : 45 PERIODS

OUTCOME:
• After completion of the course, the students will have a thorough knowledge on micro irrigation, its concepts and design of a sprinkler and drip system

TEXT BOOKS:
1. Suresh, R., “Principles of Micro-Irrigation Engineering”, Standard Publishers Distributors, New Delhi, 2010.
2. Michael, A.M., “Irrigation Theory and Practice”, Vikas Publishers, New Delhi, 2002.

REFERENCES
1. Modi, P.N., and Seth, S.M., “Hydraulics and Fluid Mechanics”, Standard Book House, New Delhi, 1991.
2. Jack Keller and Rond Belisher., “Sprinkler and Trickle Irrigation”, Vannistrand Reinhold, New York, 1990.
3. Sivanappan R.K., “Sprinkler Irrigation”, Oxford and IBH Publishing Co., New Delhi, 1987.
4. Keller.J and D. Karmeli, “Trickle Irrigation Design”, Rainbird Sprinkler Irrigation Manufacturing Corporation, Glendora, California, USA.

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