A Simulation Model for Sprinklers Irrigation System


Naglaa Ragaa Saeid Hassan, Associate Professor
Dept. of Operations Research and Management, Faculty of Statistical Studies and Research, Cairo University, Egypt.


Center pivot irrigation (CPI) system is one of the most efficient methods of applying irrigation water. It is a form of overhead sprinklers irrigation supported by trusses. The sprinkler flow rate out of each sprinkler orifice is based on the water pressure supplied to the sprinkler inlet. The objective of this paper is to build a simulation model for CPI to optimize performance of system estimating the expected number of a sprinklers and diameter of nozzle according to the required water quantities.