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Role of Sediment Transport in Operation and Maintenance of Supply and Demand Based Irrigation Canals: Application to Machai Maira Branch Canals

UNESCO-IHE PhD Thesis

Role of Sediment Transport in Operation and Maintenance of Supply and Demand Based Irrigation Canals: Application to Machai Maira Branch Canals by Sarfraz Munir
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1. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
1.1 BACKGROUND
1.2 RATIONALE OF THE STUDY
1.3 SCOPE OF THE STUDY
1.4 RESEARCH QUESTIONS
1.5 RESEARCH HYPOTHESIS
1.6 OBJECTIVES
1.7 INTRODUCTION OF THE THESIS

2. INDUS BASIN IRRIGATION SYSTEM IN PAKISTAN
2.1 GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT PAKISTAN
2.2 SOCIO-ECONOMIC SETTINGS OF THE COUNTRY
2.3 WATER RESOURCES
2.4 INDUS BASIN IRRIGATION SYSTEM
2.5 HISTORY OF IRRIGATION IN THE INDUS BASIN

3. SEDIMENT TRANSPORT AND FLOW CONTROL IN IRRIGATION CANALS
3.1. GENERAL INFORMATION ON SEDIMENT TRANSPORT AND MODELLING
3.1.1 Incipient motion
3.1.2 Bed load sediment transport
3.1.3 Suspended sediment transport
3.1.4 Total sediment load
3.2. EVALUATION OF SEDIMENT TRANSPORT FORMULAE
3.3. SEDIMENT TRANSPORT MODELLING
3.4. SEDIMENT TRANSPORT MODELLING IN IRRIGATION CANALS
3.5. SEDIMENT MANAGEMENT IN IRRIGATION CANALS
3.5.1 Sediment control at intakes
3.5.2 Sediment diverters (silt excluders)
3.5.3 Sediment ejectors
3.5.4 Settling basins
3.5.5 Sediment control by canal design approach
3.5.6 Operation and maintenance of silt affected irrigation canals
3.6. FLOW CONTROL IN IRRIGATION CANALS
3.6.1 Upstream control
3.6.2 Proportional control
3.6.3 Downstream control
3.7. HYDRAULICS OF DOWNSTREAM CONTROL SYSTEM
3.8. DESIGN CRITERIA
3.9. FLOW CONTROL ALGORITHMS
3.9.1. Supervisor Control and Data Acquisition System
3.9.2. Proportional Integral Derivative (PID) control

4. SEDIMENTATION IN TARBELA RESERVOIR AND ITS EFFECTS ON PEHURE HIGH LEVEL CANAL
4.1. SEDIMENTATION OF RESERVOIRS IN THE WORLD
4.2. TARBELA DAM
4.3. SEDIMENTATION IN TARBELA RESERVOIR
4.3.1 Water availability at Tarbela Dam
4.3.2 Sediment inflow to Tarbela Reservoir
4.3.3 Tarbela Reservoir operation
4.3.4 Sediment trapping in the reservoir and status of storage capacity
4.3.5 Accumulated sediment deposition in Tarbela Reservoir
4.4. DEVELOPMENT OF SEDIMENT DELTA IN A RESERVOIR
4.4.1 Siltation process in reservoirs
4.4.2 Formation of a delta
4.4.3 Factors affecting sediment delta movement
4.4.4 Reworking of the delta
4.5. ANALYSIS OF THE SEDIMENT DELTA IN TARBELA RESERVOIR
4.6. PROSPECTS OF SEDIMENT MANAGEMENT
4.7. TARBELA DAM AND PEHURE HIGH LEVEL CANAL

5. HYDRODYNAMIC BEHAVIOUR OF MACHAI MAIRA AND PEHURE HIGH LEVEL CANALS
5.1. BACKGROUND
5.2. OBJECTIVES OF THE HYDRODYNAMIC MODELLING
5.3. METHODS AND MATERIALS
5.3.1. Irrigation infrastructure
5.3.2. System operations
5.3.3. Crop Based Irrigation Operations (CBIO)
5.3.4. Discharge and water level controls
5.3.5. Secondary offtakes operation
5.3.6. Modelling canal operations
5.3.7. Calibration of the model
5.4. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
5.4.1. Model calibration and validation
5.4.2. Steady state simulations
5.4.3. Performance of Proportional Integral discharge controllers
5.4.4. Effect of amount and location of discharge refusal on discharge control
5.4.5. Testing of CBIO schedules
5.4.6. Gate responses

6. SEDIMENT TRANSPORT IN MACHAI AND MAIRA BRANCH CANALS
6.1. METHODOLOGY OF FIELD DATA COLLECTION
6.1.1. Measurement methods
6.1.2. Fieldwork arrangement
6.2. IRRIGATION WATER SUPPLY TO USC-PHLC SYSTEM
6.3. WATER DISTRIBUTION TO SECONDARY OFFTAKES
6.4. SEDIMENT INFLOW TO THE SYSTEM
6.5. RESULTS FROM MASS BALANCE STUDIES
6.5.1. Mass balance in July 2007
6.5.2. Mass balance in December 2007
6.5.3. Mass balance in July 2008
6.6. OFFTAKES SEDIMENT WITHDRAWAL
6.7. MORPHOLOGICAL CHANGES IN THE CANALS
6.7.1. Cross-sectional survey in January 2007
6.7.2. Cross-sectional survey in July 2007
6.7.3. Cross-sectional survey in January 2008

7. CANAL OPERATION AND SEDIMENT TRANSPORT
7.1. BACKGROUND
7.2. SIMULATION OF IRRIGATION CANALS (SIC) MODEL
7.2.1. Topography module
7.2.2. Steady flow module
7.2.3. Unsteady flow module
7.2.4. Sediment module
7.3. SEDIMENT TRANSPORT MODEL SET UP
7.3.1. Sensitivity analysis
7.3.2. Comparison between sediment transport predictors
7.3.3. Model calibration and validation
7.4. SCENARIO SIMULATION
7.4.1. Simulations under existing conditions of water and sediment discharge
7.4.2. Sediment transport under design discharges with existing sediment concentration
7.4.3. Sediment transport under CBIO with existing sediment concentration
7.5. SEDIMENT TRANSPORT IN PHLC
7.5.1. Sediment transport capacity in PHLC
7.5.2. Sediment transport capacity in the canals downstream of RD 242
7.6. SCENARIO SIMULATIONS WITH TARBELA EFFECT
7.6.1. Sediment transport at full supply discharge
7.6.2. Sediment transport at existing discharge conditions
7.6.3. Sediment transport under CBIO
7.7. EFFECT OF FLOW CONTROL ON SEDIMENT TRANSPORT
7.8. SEDIMENT CONCENTRATION ARRIVING AT RD 242 FROM THE PHLC
7.9. COMBINED SEDIMENT CONCENTRATION AT CONFLUENCE FOR CBIO
7.10. SEDIMENT TRANSPORT DOWNSTREAM OF RD 242 WITH COMBINED SEDIMENT INFLOW FROM MACHAI BRANCH CANAL AND PHLC
7.10.1. At design discharge
7.10.2. At existing discharge
7.10.3. At Crop Based Irrigation Operations

8. DEVELOPMENT OF DOWNSTREAM CONTROL COMPONENT IN SETRIC MODEL
8.1. BACKGROUND
8.2. RATIONALE
8.3. SETRIC MODEL
8.3.1. Water flow calculations
8.3.2. Roughness calculations
8.3.3. Determination of roughness on the side walls
8.3.4. Galappatti’s depth integrated model
8.3.5. Separation of bed and suspended load
8.3.6. Concentration downstream of inflow and outflow points
8.3.7. Morphological changes in the bed
8.3.8. Boundary conditions
8.4. IMPROVEMENTS IN THE SETRIC MODEL
8.4.1. AVIS and AVIO gates
8.4.2. Gate index of AVIS/AVIO gates
8.4.3. Hydraulics of AVIS/AVIO gates
8.4.4. Discharge computation
8.5. COMPUTATION PROCEDURE IN SETRIC MODEL FOR DOWNSTREAM CONTROL
8.6. APPLICATION OF THE SETRIC MODEL TO AUTOMATICALLY DOWNSTREAM CONTROLLED IRRIGATION CANAL
8.6.1. Calibration and validation of the model
8.7. FLOW SIMULATIONS
8.7.1. Flow simulation under design flow conditions
8.7.2. Flow simulation at 50% of full supply discharge
8.7.3. Flow simulation at 75% of full supply discharge
8.8. SEDIMENT TRANSPORT SIMULATIONS
8.8.1. Calibration and validation of SETRIC Model for sediment transport
8.8.2. Sediment inflow to the irrigation canal under study
8.8.3. Under design discharge with existing sediment inflow
8.8.4. Under existing water and sediment inflow
8.8.5. Under CBIO and existing sediment inflow

9. MANAGING SEDIMENT TRANSPORT
9.1. TRADITIONAL APPROACH OF SEDIMENT MANAGEMENT IN INDUS BASIN IRRIGATION SYSTEM
9.2. DESILTING OF IRRIGATION CANALS
9.3. EFFECT OF SEDIMENT TRANSPORT ON UPSTREAM CONTROLLED IRRIGATION CANALS
9.4. EFFECT OF SEDIMENT TRANSPORT ON THE HYDRAULIC PERFORMANCE OF DOWNSTREAM CONTROLLED IRRIGATION CANAL
9.4.1. Effect of sediment deposition at the automatic flow releases
9.4.2. Effect of secondary offtakes operation on sediment transport capacity
9.5. EFFECT OF DIFFERENT OPERATION SCHEMES ON SEDIMENT TRANSPORT
9.5.1. Effects of design discharge
9.5.2. Effects of existing discharge
9.5.3. Effect of different options of CBIO on sediment transport
9.6. MANAGEMENT OPTIONS
9.6.1. Operation under different discharge conditions
9.6.2. Sediment transport under CBIO with increased sediment discharge from the Tarbela Reservoir
9.6.3. Target water level and sediment transport
9.6.4. Decrement setting and AVIS gates’ response
9.6.5. Grouping and clustering of offtakes
9.6.6. Offtakes close to cross regulators

10. EVALUATION
10.1. SEDIMENTATION IN TARBELA RESERVOIR AND PHLC
10.2. HYDRODYNAMIC BEHAVIOUR OF THE IRRIGATION CANALS
10.3. FLOW AND SEDIMENT TRANSPORT IN THE IRRIGATION CANALS
10.4. SEDIMENT TRANSPORT MODELLING
10.5. DEVELOPMENT OF DOWNSTREAM CONTROL COMPONENT IN SETRIC MODEL
10.6. MANAGING SEDIMENT TRANSPORT
10.7. CONCLUSIONS AND WAY FORWARD

REFERENCES
LIST OF SYMBOLS
ACRONYMS

APPENDICES
A. SEDIMENT TRANSPORT RELATIONSHIPS UNDER EQUILIBRIUM CONDITIONS
B. THE SAINT-VENANT EQUATIONS AND THEIR SOLUTION
C. ONE DIMENSIONAL CONVECTION DIFFUSION EQUATION AND ITS SOLUTION IN UNSTEADY STATE FLOW CONDITIONS
D. MODIFIED EINSTEIN PROCEDURE FOR COMPUTATION OF TOTAL SEDIMENT LOAD FROM FIELD MEASUREMENTS
E. CROP WATER REQUIREMENTS AND CROP BASED IRRIGATION OPERATIONS
F. SEDIMENT INFLOW AT MACHAI BRANCH HEADWORKS
G. SEDIMENT INFLOW AT RD 242
H. RESULTS OF EQUILIBRIUM MEASUREMENTS

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

CRC Press; January 2011
287 pages; ISBN 9781439870488
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