BIO Web Conf.
Volume 10, 2018Contemporary Research Trends in Agricultural Engineering
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Agronomy and Biophysics|
|Published online||26 March 2018|
Investigation for additional head loss in helically coiled flexible pipe of a mobile fertigation system
Republican Unitary Enterprise «Scientific and practical centre of the National Academy of sciences of Belarus of agriculture mechanization», Belarus
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One of the major parameters of a hydraulic machine is its energy intensity, i.e. its power/output ratio. This article presents the results of theoretical studies of the effects of additional head loss of transporting fluid through helically coiled flexible pipe on specific energy consumption of fertigation machinery and pipeline transport. Computational methods have been used to determine that pressure loss will be 15-20% higher on the average than the loss at a straight section, depending on the average radius of coil helix/design pipe diameter ratio. Correlations have been obtained that allow for justification of major mobile fertilizer system parameters based on the need to minimize pressure loss.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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