CE1353 – IRRIGATION ENGINEERING

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CE1353  –   IRRIGATION ENGINEERING

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UNIT I           INTRODUCTION                          9
Irrigation – Need and mode of irrigation – Merits and demerits of irrigation – Crop and
crop  seasons  –  Consumptive  use  of  water  –  Duty  –  Factors  affecting  duty  –  Irrigation
efficiencies – Planning and development of irrigation projects.

UNIT II          IRRIGATION METHODS                     9
Canal  irrigation  –  Lift  irrigation  –  Tank  irrigation  –  Flooding  methods  –  Merits  and
demerits – Sprinkler irrigation – Drip irrigation.

UNIT III        DIVERSION AND IMPOUNDING STRUCTURES                             9
Weirs  –  Elementary  profile  of  a  weir  –  Weirs  on  pervious  foundations  –  Types  of
impounding structures – Tanks, sluices and weirs – Gravity dams – Earth dams – Arch
dams  –  Spillways  –  Factors  affecting  location  and  type  of  dams  –  Forces  on  a  dam  –
Hydraulic design of dams.

UNIT IV        CANAL IRRIGATION                                     9
Alignment of canals – Classification of canals – Canal drops – Hydraulic design of drops
– Cross drainage works – Hydraulic design of cross drainage works – Canal Head works
– Canal regulators – River Training works. 

UNIT V          IRRIGATION WATER MANAGEMENT                                             9
Need  for  optimisation  of  water  use  –  Minimising  irrigation  water  losses  –  On  farm
development works – Percolation ponds – Participatory irrigation management – Water
users   associations   –   Changing   paradigms   in   water   management   –   Performance
evaluation.

Total: 45
TEXT BOOKS
1.         Asawa, G.L., “Irrigation Engineering”, New Age International Publishers 2005.
2.         Gupta, B.L. and Amir Gupta, “Irrigation Engineering”, Satya Praheshan, 2000.

REFERENCES
1.         Dilip   Kumar   Majumdar,   “Irrigation   Water   Management   –   Principles   and  
Practices”, Prentice Hall of India (P), Ltd. 2004
2.         Basak, N.N., “Irrigation Engineering”, Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Co, 2006.
3.         Garg, S.K., “Irrigation Engineering”1985.
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