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Applications of computational fluid dynamics in irrigation engineering

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Autor(es):
de Camargo, Antonio Pires [1] ; Muniz, Gustavo Lopes [1] ; Cano, Nicolas Duarte [1] ; Ait-Mouheb, Nassim [2] ; Tomas, Severine [2] ; de Sousa Pereira, Diego Jose [3] ; Lavanholi, Rogerio [3] ; Frizzone, Jose Antonio [3] ; Molle, Bruno [2]
Número total de Autores: 9
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, UNICAMP, Fac Engn Agr, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Montpellier, Dept Waters, French Natl Inst Agr Food & Environm, Joint Res Unit Water Management Actors Terr, F-34196 Montpellier - France
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Escola Super Agr Luiz de Queiroz ESALQ, Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: REVISTA CIENCIA AGRONOMICA; v. 51, n. SI 2020.
Citações Web of Science: 0
Resumo

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques have become an important tool for investigating and predicting flow behavior in many industrial and engineering processes. In the last two decades, CFD has been used for the study, design, and improvement of irrigation equipment. Numerical simulations can be used to predict fluid flow, heat transfer, and chemical reactions within complex systems. The objective of this review is to provide an overview of the uses of CFD in irrigation engineering applications. The paper is organized into two main sections: fundamentals of CFD and irrigation engineering applications. The first section presents the main methods used in numerical simulations, basic equations to predict fluid flow parameters, meshing concerns, and convergence criteria. In the second section, we present applications related to friction and local head losses in pipes, liquid and solid-liquid flow simulation in drippers, chemical scaling, filters, sprinklers, direct-acting pressure-regulating valves, and Venturi injectors. The briefly described applications indicated that CFD modeling can be an accurate, quick, and feasible method for the investigation of flow parameters in irrigation pipes, fittings, emitters, and accessories. The CFD simulations can be useful for designing new products as well as for improving and optimizing existing products. Computational fluid dynamics uses in irrigation engineering must be encouraged, particularly for innovation purposes resulting from the cooperation between academia and irrigation companies. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 18/20099-5 - Processos de obstrução de gotejadores para irrigação por interações entre carbonato de cálcio e partículas sólidas
Beneficiário:Antonio Pires de Camargo
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular