A photographic method for drop characterization in agricultural sprinklers

  title={A photographic method for drop characterization in agricultural sprinklers},
  author={Raquel Rocha Silva Salvador and Carlos Francisco Bautista-Capetillo and J. Burguete and Nery Zapata and Alfredo Serreta and Enrique Play{\'a}n},
  journal={Irrigation Science},
The characterization of drops resulting from impact sprinkler irrigation has been addressed by a number of techniques. In this article, a new technique based on low-speed photography (1/100 s) is presented and validated. The technique permits to directly measure drop diameter, velocity and angle. The photographic technique was applied to the characterization of drops resulting from an isolated sprinkler equipped with a 4.8 mm nozzle and operating at a pressure of 200 kPa. Sprinkler performance… CONTINUE READING


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