Journal of agricultural engineering research vol:66 issue:1 pages:23-29
Undesired vertical and rolling rigid body motions and excessive horizontal movements of the spray boom are some of the main sources of an irregular spray pattern. The algorithm presented in this paper, relates unevenness in spray deposition,with these spray boom motions. The method is computationally attractive since no advanced mathematics are involved. The three dimensional static spray distribution model of a nozzle which can be measured quite easily under laboratory conditions is used to calculate the spray deposit distribution generated by the same type of nozzle mounted on a moving spray boom. (C) 1997 Silsoe Research Institute.