Elements of hydraulics and irrigation
Expected learning outcomes
Course syllabus and organization
The program, for the Hydraulics part, is concerned with the fundamentals of hydraulics, namely of hydrostatics, hydrodynamics for uniform water flow in pipes under pressure and open channels, as well as the discharge measurements in open channels. The theoretical knowledge is addressed to the applications in design and verification of simple hydraulic infrastructure, products and systems. The program, for the Irrigation part, includes the fundamentals of soil hydrology, soil water balance in crop land and irrigation scheduling. The course provides knowledges for estimating the irrigation requirements for crops, to plan irrigation on basin scale, and efficiently manage irrigation on field scale. The different irrigation methods and the modes of irrigation scheduling are illustrated. The main components of the irrigation systems are detailed and the basic knowledge for the hydraulic design of the pressurized irrigation systems are provided. The program includes exercises showing how to apply the theoretical knowledge.
Citrini e Noseda, Idraulica. Editrice Ambrosiana, MilanoCapra e Scicolone, Progettazione e gestione degli impianti di irrigazione, Edagricole