Self-installation of drip irrigation emitters for prototype emitter testing
Author(s)Johnson, Eric (Eric M.)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.
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In this thesis, I tested methods of adhering factory-made drip emitters to the interior of short segments of piping. Different types of adhesive and pipe material combinations were tested, and I selected three combinations for further testing. Performance similar to factory-installed drip emitters was achieved at low pressure, but the necessary watertight seals repeatedly burst at higher water pressures. Alterations to the drip emitter and installation procedure are recommended to increase reliability and resilience of the installation.
Thesis: S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2016.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (page 31).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology