Author: K.K. Framji
Type: Special Publication, Format: Print
Design of irrigation canals is still based on empirical approaches than on any rational approach. It is, therefore, very important for the design engineer to have at one place design practices in vogue I different countries which have been evolved progressively from successful experience of generations. Such information does not appear to have been collectively assembled and this publication has been brought out to fill this lacuna. Information and data were sought through a questionnaire and comprehensive responses were received from 22 countries: Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, France, Greece, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Spain, Turkey, USA, USSR, and Venezuela. Worked out examples have been given of the practices in a number of countries; and working diagrams and table shave been added to facilitate the derivation of various canal parameters. Both MKS and FPS systems have been adopted as the units of measurement. Formulae of Ch?zy, Ganguillet and Kutter, Bazin, Manning, Kennedy and Lacey have been given both in British and Metric systems.