Solution of the kinematic-wave equations for border irrigation Academic Article uri icon


  • A method is developed to obtain solutions to the kinematic-wave equations for border irrigation. The accuracy of this method is assessed by comparing the results with the kinematic-wave train (KWT) method previously reported to be accurate. Experimental data on freely draining borders were utilized for comparison and evaluation of these methods. The prediction error for advance time resulting from the two methods was comparable: it was below 25% for three sets of data but as high as 50% for one set of data. The prediction error for recession time was also comparable: below 6% for the same three sets of data but 14.0% for one set. 1984.

published proceedings

  • Agricultural Water Management

author list (cited authors)

  • Singh, V. P., & Ram, R. S.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Singh, Vijay P||Ram, Rama S

publication date

  • September 1984