Irrigation System Hydraulics

What is this learning module about? At the beginning of each topic I give some specific objectives that should tell you what we want you to focus upon.

Module Objectives:

You will recognize some of the engineering terms used in irrigation systems.

  1. You will understand better the flow of water through pipes.
  2. You will understand water flow is a function of pipe cross-sectional area (diameter) and water velocity.
  3. You will understand what water pressure is and what it does.
  4. You will understand what friction loss is.
  5. You will have an appreciation of the relationship of flow and pressure in the functioning of an irrigation system.
  6. You will better appreciate the selection of pipe sizes, pumps, and other components of an irrigation system.