An irrigation canal is a waterway, often man-made or enhanced, built for the purpose of carrying water from a source such as a lake, river, dam or stream, to soil used for farming. Huge quantities of water from Monsoon rainfall & melting of snow can be stored in reservoirs during summer season. Irregular supply of water in the rivers is then regulated by construction of dams & barrages. But river and dam irrigate only near bank area only. Canal system irrigates a vast area. Even the deserts, low rainfall area have been made productive. So, canal lead main role in irrigation system of India. Design of a minimum cost canal section involves minimization of the sum of costs per unit length of the canal, subject to uniform flow condition in the canal. In this project, the cost per unit length of the canal for lining and the water loss due to seepage and evaporation are minimized by using respectively Low-Density Polythene (LDPE) sheets and erecting solar panel over the canal. For minimization seepage losses generally, concrete lining is adopted in India. But Concrete requires very heavy initial expenditure. Also, when concrete lining gets old, it generally develops cracks and Leakage through cracks is very often happens. While shifting outlet points it gets difficult due to rigid concrete lining. Also joints in canals always create problems. So, we will replace concrete by Low Density Polythene (LDPE) sheet lining because of above mentioned disadvantages of concrete lining and economical use LDPE sheet lining in our project.
canal lining, LDPE sheets, solar panels, automation.
Manasi Jagtap , Prof. Ashish Pruthviraj Waghmare , Dr Nagesh Shelke "Design Of Canal Section Using LDPE And Automation In Canal Section" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 3 Issue 6 2019 Page 205-209
Manasi Jagtap , Prof. Ashish Pruthviraj Waghmare , Dr Nagesh Shelke "Design Of Canal Section Using LDPE And Automation In Canal Section" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 3(6)