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Professor Rod Smith

Professor Rod Smith
Name Rod Smith
Position Emeritus Professor
Section Governance
Email
Qualifications DipEng Geelong IT , BEng Melb , MEngSc Melb , PhD UNE

Research interests
Irrigation - Evaluation, simulation, optimisation and real time control of surface irrigation, incl surge & fertigation; infiltration from surface irrigation advance data; precision or prescription irrigation; development of diagnostic tools for mobile sprinkler irrigation systems, incl travelling guns, centre pivot & lateral move machines; irrigation pipeline hydraulics; gated pipe; salinity and leaching.

Professional memberships
Elected Fellow, The Institution of Engineers, Australia in 1996

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Agricultural Engineering (CAE)

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
33 Years

Research most recent
Smith, RJ and Uddin, MJ (2020) Selection of flow rate and irrigation duration for high performance bay irrigation. Agricultural Water Management, 228.

Smith, RJ, Uddin, MJ and Gillies,MH (2018) Estimating irrigation duration for high performance furrow irrigation on cracking clay soils. Agricultural Water Management, 206: 78-85.

Smith, RJ, Uddin, MJ, Gillies, MH, Moller, P and Clurey, K (2016) Evaluating the performance of automated bay irrigation. Irrigation Science, 34: 175-185.

Uddin, J, Smith, RJ, Hancock, NH and Foley, JP (2016) Estimation of wet canopy bulk stomatal resistance during sprinkler irrigation from energy flux measurements. Biosystems Engineering, 143: 61-67.

Moavenshahidi, A, Smith, RJ and Gillies, MH (2015) Factors affecting the estimation of seepage rates from channel automation data. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 141(6): 04014075.

Koech, RK, Smith, RJ and Gillies, MH (2014) A real-time optimisation system for automation of furrow irrigation. Irrigation Science, 32: 319-327.


Research most notable
Hancock NH, Uddin, J, Smith, RJ and Foley, JP (2015) Micrometeorology of sprinkler irrigation. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 200: 293-301

Gillies, MH and Smith, RJ (2015) SISCO – Surface irrigation simulation calibration and optimisation. Irrigation Science, 33: 339-355.

Uddin, J, Hancock, NH, Smith, RJ and Foley, JP (2013) Measurement of evapotranspiration during sprinkler irrigation using a precision energy budget (Bowen ratio, eddy covariance) methodology. Agricultural Water Management, 116: 89-100.

Smith, RJ, Raine, SR, McCarthy, AC and Hancock, NH (2009) Managing spatial and temporal variation in irrigated agriculture through adaptive control. Australian Journal of Multi-disciplinary Engineering, 7(1): 79-90.

Sohn, JH, Smith, RJ, Yoong, E, Leis, J and Galvin, G (2003) Quantification of odours from piggery effluent ponds using an electronic nose and an artificial neural network. Biosystems Engineering, 86(4), 399-410.

McClymont, DJ and Smith, RJ (1996) Infiltration parameters from optimisation on furrow irrigation advance data. Irrigation Science, 17(1): 15-22.

Smith, RJ (1995) A Gaussian model for estimating odour emissions from area sources. Mathematical & Computer Modelling, Special Issue on Air Quality and Meteorological Modelling, 21(9): 23-29.

Smith, RJ (1993) Dispersion of odours from ground level agricultural sources. Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research, 54: 187-200.

Smith, RJ (1988) Energy loss in branching flow and its application to irrigation pipeline design. Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research, 41: 181-189.


Publications in ePrints

Smith, R.J. and Uddin, M.J. (2020) Selection of flow rate and irrigation duration for high performance bay irrigation. Agricultural Water Management, 228:105850. ISSN 0378-3774

Smith, R. J. and Uddin, M. J. and Gillies, M. H. (2018) Estimating irrigation duration for high performance furrow irrigation on cracking clay soils. Agricultural Water Management, 206. pp. 78-85. ISSN 0378-3774

Uddin, J. and Smith, R. J. and Gillies, M. H. and Moller, P. and Robson, D. (2018) Smart automated furrow irrigation of cotton. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 144 (5). 04018005-1. ISSN 0733-9437

Uddin, J. and Foley, J. P. and Smith, R. J. and Hancock, N. H. (2016) A new approach to estimate canopy evaporation and canopy interception capacity from evapotranspiration and sap flow measurements during and following wetting. Hydrological Processes, 30 (11). pp. 1757-1767. ISSN 0885-6087

Peake, A. S. and Carberry, P. S. and Raine, S. R. and Gett, V. and Smith, R. J. (2016) An alternative approach to whole-farm deficit irrigation analysis: evaluating the risk-efficiency of wheat irrigation strategies in sub-tropical Australia. Agricultural Water Management, 169. pp. 61-76. ISSN 0378-3774

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