Numerical Investigation of Hydrodynamic Characteristics of the Micro Irrigation Lateral

  • Mushtaq Ismael Hasan Mechanical Engineering Department College of Engineering University of Thi-Qar


In this paper , the analysis of the hydraulics of micro irrigation lateral is made and the effect
of the design parameters (ground slope, length of lateral and velocity of flow) on the
hydrodynamic performance of this lateral pipe is numerically studied. The numerical solution for
this model is made using the finite difference method which considered accurate and simple
compared with other analytical and numerical methods used in literature to study micro irrigation
The numerical model used in this paper is validated by comparing its results with results of
another numerical methods presented in literature .The results obtained show that, the parameters
studied in this paper play an important role on the hydrodynamic performance of the micro
irrigation systems