Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
YRS301DESIGN OF LOCALIZED IRRIGATION SYSTEMSElective354
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Objectives of this course are; teaching the basics of all pressurized irrigation systems, informing about recent developments in the technology, teaching how to choose most effective irrigation system under certain situations, teaching how to design the system properly and the techniques for system management and evaluation.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr.İ.Hakkı TÜZEL
Learning Outcomes
1Ability to choose best irrigation system for present situation
2Acquiring needed data for system design
3Ability to understand outcomes of the new technologies
4Determining management principles for the system of choice
5Choosing the right components for the irrigation system
6Designing the system properly
7Irrigation system evaluation
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Irrigationand Drainage
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Classification of localized irrigation systems (dip and mikrosprinkler) and basic properties, General principles in localized irrigation systems (advantages and disadvantages, system components and system types), Soil water relations, crop evapotranspiration and salinity under localized irrigation conditions, General design principles (selection of system components), Hydraulic Design of systems, Operation principles systems, Application of chemical materials in systems, Field performance and evaluation, Management and maintenance, System types and management principles- Surface drip irrigation systems, Subsurface drip irrigation systems, Bubbler systems and microsprinkler systems.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Classification of localized irrigation systems (dip and mikrosprinkler) and basic properties, history and current status of localized irrigation systemsProblem solving with guidance
2General principles in localized irrigation systems (advantages and disadvantages, system components and system types Problem solving with guidance
3Soil water relations, crop evapotranspiration and salinity under localized irrigation conditions Problem solving with guidance
4General design principles (Source research for system design and selection of system components) Problem solving with guidance
5Hydraulic Design of localized irrigation systems,Problem solving with guidance
6Operation principles of localized irrigation systems (automation) Discussion about homework problems
7Application of chemical materials in localized irrigation systems Field study
8Mid term exam
9Field performance and evaluation in localized irrigation systems Problem solving with guidance
10Management and maintenance of localized irrigation systems,Problem solving with guidance
11System types and management principles- Surface drip irrigation systemsProblem solving with guidance
12Subsurface drip irrigation systemsProblem solving with guidance
13Bubbler irrigation systemsDiscussion about homework problems
14Micro-sprinkler systemsField study
15Operation and evaluation of Micro-sprinkler systemsPractice course exam
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Course Book : Güngör, Y., Erözel, A.Z., Yıldırım, O., 1996. Sulama, A.Ü. Ziraat Fakültesi Yayınları, No: 1443, Ankara, 295 s. Additional Sources: 1-Lamm, F.R., Ayars, J.E., Nakayama, F.S, 2007. Microirrigation for Crop Production, Developments in Agriculture Engineering 13. Elsevier., ISBN-13: 978-0-444-50607-8, UK, 608 p 2-Kanber, R., 1999. Sulama, Ç.Ü. Ziraat Fakültesi Yayınları, No: 174, Adana, 350 s.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Tutorial10220
Problem Solving11111
Report Presentation339
Project Presentation224
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination12525
Laboratory Examination122
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)123
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
LO1      
LO2      
LO3      
LO41     
LO52     
LO6      
LO7     4
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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