Modeling of Infiltration Characteristics by Modified Kostiakov Method


An infiltration characteristic model was developed by using the modified Kostiakov method for the Agricultural Engineering demonstration field of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI). The constant values a, α, and b of the equation for accumulated infiltration y = atα + b were 9.12, 0.683, and 0.145, respectively. The average value of percentage of error between the actual and calculated values by the model was only 0.134 and showed very good agreement between the model and the field values of accumulated infiltration. This model will be very helpful for making a good irrigation scheduling and best water management.

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Hasan, M. , Chowdhury, T. , Drabo, M. , Kassu, A. and Glenn, C. (2015) Modeling of Infiltration Characteristics by Modified Kostiakov Method. Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 7, 1309-1317. doi: 10.4236/jwarp.2015.716106.

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