DEPIVOT – A SOFTWARE PACKAGE TO DESIGN AND EVALUATE CENTER-PIVOT SYSTEMS

M. I. Valín, M. R. Cameira, C. Pedras, P. R. Teodoro, J. M Gonçalves, L. S. Pereira

Abstract

This paper presents a simulation model aimed at center-pivot design and support assessing the performance of systems under operation: DEPIVOT (Design and Evaluation of center PIVOT). The software code was developed in Visual Basic and includes an Access database. DEPIVOT allows considering performance criteria for design and to iteratively search better system solutions. The model has two main components: A. the design of new systems and B. the evaluation of operating systems. The first component starts with the agronomic design aiming the calculation of the system flow rate; this is followed by the hydraulic design: (a) computes friction head losses along the lateral; (b) the creation of the sprinkler chart; and (c) the validation of the sprinkler chart. The second component requires field data to calculate performance indicators, such as distribution uniformity (DU) and the coefficient of uniformity (CU).

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Valín M., Cameira M., Pedras C., Teodoro P., Gonçalves J. and Pereira L. (2011). DEPIVOT – A SOFTWARE PACKAGE TO DESIGN AND EVALUATE CENTER-PIVOT SYSTEMS . In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Software and Database Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT, ISBN 978-989-8425-77-5, pages 298-301. DOI: 10.5220/0003610402980301


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icsoft11,
author={M. I. Valín and M. R. Cameira and C. Pedras and P. R. Teodoro and J. M Gonçalves and L. S. Pereira},
title={DEPIVOT – A SOFTWARE PACKAGE TO DESIGN AND EVALUATE CENTER-PIVOT SYSTEMS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Software and Database Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT,},
year={2011},
pages={298-301},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003610402980301},
isbn={978-989-8425-77-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Software and Database Technologies - Volume 2: ICSOFT,
TI - DEPIVOT – A SOFTWARE PACKAGE TO DESIGN AND EVALUATE CENTER-PIVOT SYSTEMS
SN - 978-989-8425-77-5
AU - Valín M.
AU - Cameira M.
AU - Pedras C.
AU - Teodoro P.
AU - Gonçalves J.
AU - Pereira L.
PY - 2011
SP - 298
EP - 301
DO - 10.5220/0003610402980301