Effect of geometry under emitter membrane on pressure compensating performance
Author(s)McLaurin, Tristan(Tristan J.)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.
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In order to better understand pressure compensating drip irrigation emitters, an experiment was carried out in order to characterize the effects of emitter dimensions under the membrane on emitter performance. Emitter performance was characterized by two models, an overdamped model and a piecewise model. A comparison of the models found an overdamped model to predict parameters with a greater degree of certainty than the piecewise model. No trends in emitter behavior could be identified with 95% certainty, but slight trends were noted for their ability to possibly inform future emitter design.
Thesis: S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2019"June 2019." Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (page 55).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology