Simulation of pesticide application in vineyards using CFD: study of drift and treatment optimization
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Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has been used to simulate the application of pesticides on a vineyard by using an air-assisted sprayer. The selected sprayer, inverted u-shaped, consisted of vertical ducts, facing the crop hedge, through which the air generated by a turbine came out, transporting the pulverized drops until its deposition on the crop. Considering this air-assisted sprayer, CFD modelling has been used to develop a dispersed model including both, liquid and air phases, with the goal of analysing the effects of the main setting parameters of the sprayer: liquid flow, droplet size, air flow and forward speed.
CitationBadules, J.; Gil, E.; García, F. Simulation of pesticide application in vineyards using CFD: study of drift and treatment optimization. A: International Advances in Pesticide Application. "IAPA 2020: International Advances in Pesticide Application: Brighton, UK: January 2020: proceedings book". 2020, p. 229-239. ISBN 0265-1491.