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Simplified Irrigation Design (Landscape Architecture)by Pete Melby
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The Second Edition of this best-selling academic guide to irrigation design has been completely rewritten so you can understand it easily. Created for the irrigation designer and installer, as well as students, Simplified Irrigation Design clearly explains irrigation design and related hydraulics, without the need for interpretation by teachers. Each chapter builds on the other, presenting all the fundamentals of irrigation design before getting into the more complicated aspects of irrigation, such as:
Drawing from the experience of several irrigation designers, contractors, and equipment manufacturers, this progressive, how-to reference takes you through all the steps and subjects you'll need to master irrigation design. Also includes metric values.
About the Author
About the Author Pete Melby is Professor of Landscape Architecture at Mississippi State University. Mr. Melby is a past board member of the Arts Festival of Atlanta and was chairperson of Atlanta's Urban Wall Graphics. In addition, he has published widely and lectures regularly.
Table of Contents
Partial table of contents:
Sprinkler Head Performance.
Types of Sprinkler Heads.
Determining Geographical Areas.
Sizing Irrigation Pipe.
Calculating Water Supply and Pressure.
Sizing Wire to Electric Valves.
Winterizing the Irrigation System.
Triangular Spacing of Sprinkler Heads.
Making Solvent-Cemented Joints with PVC Pipe and Fittings.
Getting Acquainted with Drip Irrigation.
Drip Tube and Emitter Layout.
Drip Design Components.
Final Drip Design Considerations.
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