Volume 20, Number 76 (Summer 2016)                   JWSS 2016, 20(76): 161-176 | Back to browse issues page

DOI: 10.18869/acadpub.jstnar.20.76.161

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Rezaverdinejad V, Ahmadi H, Hemmati M, Ebrahimian H. Evaluation and Comparison of Different Approaches of Infiltration Parameters Estimation under Different Furrow Irrigation Systems and Inflow Regimes. JWSS. 2016; 20 (76) :161-176
URL: http://jstnar.iut.ac.ir/article-1-3341-en.html

1. Dept. of Water Eng., Faculty of Agric., Urmia Univ., Urmia, Iran.
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In this study, two different approaches of infiltration parameters estimation in traditional, variable and fixed alternate furrow irrigation, with and without cutback inflow, were performed and compared. Four usual methods including two-point (Elliott and Walker), Valiantzas one-point, Mailapalli one-point and Rodriguez and Martos optimization methods, as approaches based on advance data, and multilevel optimization method as an approach based on the advance, storage and recession data, were considered. Surface irrigation model: WinSRFR was used to simulate irrigation phases and infiltration value in each method. 13 furrow irrigation field experiments, from two case studies: Karaj and Urmia, were used to perform different methods. Based on the results, the multilevel optimization method predicted the advance and recession phases and runoff-infiltration with high accuracy for traditional, variable and fixed alternate furrow irrigation. The multilevel optimization method for traditional furrow irrigation, showed more accuracy than variable and fixed alternate furrow irrigation in advance and recession phases and the average root mean square error (RMSE) for predicting advance phase for the three furrow irrigation methods was 1.37, 1.8, and 1.57 minutes and for the recession phase was 3.76, 5.0, and 3.03 minutes, respectively. Also the multilevel optimization method for cutback options indicated high performance to advance and recession prediction and the average RMSE of advance and recession prediction were obtained 3.57 and 2.13 minutes for cutback option and 3.8 and 1.3 minutes for no cutback option, respectively. The multilevel optimization method indicated high performance in storage phase, too. The average of relative error (RE) of runoff estimation for traditional, variable and fixed alternate furrow irrigation was calculated 0.5, 0.4 and 0.4 percent, respectively. The runoff average RE of multilevel optimization method with cutback and no cutback option were obtained 1.85 and 0.85 percent, respectively; that showed high performance of this method for no cutback option in comparison with the cutback option. Therefore, the use of data of all irrigation phases to estimate infiltration parameters shows better performance in the prediction of irrigation and water balance components. (run-off and infiltration).

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Ggeneral
Received: 2016/09/5 | Accepted: 2016/09/5 | Published: 2016/09/5

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