9780471286226

Simplified Irrigation Design

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  • ISBN13:

    9780471286226

  • ISBN10:

    0471286222

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/29/1995
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Summary

The Second Edition of this best-selling academic guide to irrigation design has been completely rewritten so you can understand it easily. Created for the irrigation designer and installer, as well as students, Simplified Irrigation Design clearly explains irrigation design and related hydraulics, without the need for interpretation by teachers. Each chapter builds on the other, presenting all the fundamentals of irrigation design before getting into the more complicated aspects of irrigation, such as: * basic hydraulics * pipe sizing * friction loss calculations * determining water pressure. Photos and illustrations show exactly how every concept and piece of equipment works. In addition, you'll learn how to estimate costs and write specifications. Pipe sizes are described according to ASTM to help you fully understand the limits of irrigation pipe use. The expanded Second Edition of this popular guide to landscape irrigation includes all the latest equipment and techniques. Just a few of the new features include: * Methods of conserving water to help you anticipate your clients' environmental concerns * Computerized methods for managing labor and irrigation systems that will help you save money on labor and water costs * Metric values for every Imperial (U.S.) measurement, enabling you to meet federal metric guidelines and better communicate with an international audience. Another bonus: the author has combed the minds of irrigation designers, contractors, and equipment manufacturers to help you avoid costly mistakes that even veterans make. Whether you're just learning or brushing up on the latest technology, you'll want to read the Second Edition of Simplified Irrigation Design from cover to cover.

Author Biography

About the Author Pete Melby is Professor of Landscape Architecture at Mississippi State University. Mr. Melby is a past board member of the Arts Festival of Atlanta and was chairperson of Atlanta‘s Urban Wall Graphics. In addition, he has published widely and lectures regularly.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Part I Sprinkler Irrigation
Introduction
1(1)
Sprinkler Head Performance
2(3)
Locating Sprinkler Heads
5(4)
Types of Sprinkler Heads
9(3)
Precipitation Rates
12(7)
Determining Geographical Areas
19(15)
Pipe Routing
34(10)
Sizing Irrigation Pipe
44(3)
Basic Hydraulics
47(14)
Calculating Water Supply and Pressure
61(5)
Selectin Valves
66(5)
Sizing Wire to Electric Valves
71(7)
Surge Pressure and Water hammer
78(4)
Winterizing the Irrigation System
82(4)
Controllers
86(11)
Backflow Prevention
97(6)
Using Plastic Pipe
103(7)
Triangular Spacing of Sprinkler Heads
110(9)
Soils and Irrigation
119(3)
Pipe Loops
122(4)
Fittings for the Irrigation System
126(8)
Installation Details
134(2)
Irrigation Design Graphics
136(5)
Cost Estimating
141(3)
Pumps for Irrigation
144(6)
Making Solvent-Cemented Joints with PVC PIpe and Fittings
150(4)
Irrigation Specifications
154(2)
As-Built Drawings
156(2)
Athletic Field Irrigation Design
158(4)
Part II Drip Irrigation
Getting Acquainted with Drip Irrigation
162(8)
Specific Drip Design Considerations
170(12)
Drip Tube and Emmitter Layout
182(6)
Determining Pressure and Available Flow
188(8)
Drip Design Components
196(2)
Drip Design Process
198(2)
Final Drip Desgin Considerations
200(2)
Conserving Water
202(4)
Appendix I Pipe Friction Loss Charts 206(13)
Appendix II Irrigation Installation Specifications 219(5)
Appendix III Using the Metric System 224(3)
Suggested Readings 227(1)
Index 228

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