Dear anuga users
I am an irrigation scientist with an interest in the effects of
microtopography on border irrigation performance. Its an application
quite removed from tsunamis and dam breaks!
The model domain would be an irrigation bay, 50-100 m wide and 200-1000 m
long, with a slope in the long axis of 1:600 to 1:1000. Inflows are at
the centre of the top of the bay and are typically 1 - 5 l/s/m of bay
width. The bottom of bays is typically free draining. Being an
irrigation application, surface flow will be onto dry soil and
infiltration into the soil profile will be a major flux.
What I want to be able to do is investigate modifications to bay
microtopography that could improve irrigation performance. One such
modification could be the installation of various patterns of "spinner
cuts" - small, rounded drains on the bay surface about 20 cm deep.
Am I right in concluding that anuga could be applied to this sort of
problem? Are there specific issues that I should be aware of?
Thanks for your patience with a pre-anuga user
Senior Research Scientist, Irrigation Hydrology
Department of Primary Industries | Future Farming Systems Research
Division | Ferguson Road, Tatura VIC 3616
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