Rapid prototyping and flow simulation applications in design of agricultural irrigation equipment: Case study for a sample in-line drip emitter:The paper is to study CFD and RP application samples on the design issues associated with agricultural irrigation equipment

Celik, Kursat and Karayel, Davut and Caglayan, Nuri and Rennie, Allan and Akinci, Ibrahim (2011) Rapid prototyping and flow simulation applications in design of agricultural irrigation equipment: Case study for a sample in-line drip emitter:The paper is to study CFD and RP application samples on the design issues associated with agricultural irrigation equipment. Virtual and Physical Prototyping, 6 (1). pp. 47-56. ISSN 1745-2759

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Abstract

In this study, a 3D CAD solid model of a sample agricultural irrigation emitter was created and the flow behaviour was simulated in its labyrinth channels by using a flow simulation technique. Referenced by the original design, the channel geometry was modified and the emitter was re-fabricated using rapid prototyping/additive manufacturing techniques. The flow behaviour is then re-investigated based on the re-shaped channel geometry of the labyrinth structure. The predetermined optimum pressure in the pipe was validated experimentally for both the original design and modified designs. As a result, the optimum pressure in the pipe and the flow characteristics for original both the design and modified designs of the emitter were validated. This study contributes to further research into the development of agricultural irrigation equipment aided through the utilisation of additive manufacturing and computer aided engineering tools.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Virtual and Physical Prototyping
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56967
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Deposited On:
15 Aug 2012 11:20
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Yes
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Published
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01 Jul 2020 09:51