American Journal of Applied Sciences

A Fuzzy-GAs Model for Determining Varied Irrigation Efficiency

Anongrit Kangrang and Chavalit Chaleeraktrakoon

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2007.339.345

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 6

Pages 339-345

Abstract

Irrigation efficiency is necessary information in water resource management. We proposed fuzzy sets approach for estimating varied irrigation efficiency. Genetic algorithms technique was applied to calibrate membership function of fuzzy model. The fuzzy sets technique considered the uncertainty of the available water resource and required area as the input variables. The approach model was applied to determine the fluctuated irrigation efficiency of the Nong Wei Irrigation Project (in the Northeast region of Thailand). Results found that the fuzzy-GAs model can be used to obtain the irrigation efficiencies, given the total available water resources and requested irrigation-area. The GAs calibration provided the optimal condition of the proposed model. Moreover, the proposed approach can be given the irrigation efficiencies which are close to the actual irrigation efficiency. Further, the results indicate that the varied irrigation efficiency is more precise than the constant irrigation efficiency.

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© 2007 Anongrit Kangrang and Chavalit Chaleeraktrakoon. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.