Calculation of the Loads Produced in a High Silo during the Emptying Process

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Title: Calculation of the Loads Produced in a High Silo during the Emptying Process

Author(s): Joaquin Vivancos

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 75

Issue: 1

Appears on pages(s): 13-21

Keywords: bins;granular materials; lateral pressure; loads(forces); silos; stresses; structural analysis; structural design; walls.

Date: 1/1/1978

Abstract:
It is intended to explain an orginal theory that interprets the state of the loads of a silo as it emptiers and results as a generalization of Reimbert's theory. The results of the theory can be applied easily to the design of silos. Although the method is developed exclusively in the case of a circular section cell the theory is generalizable to silos of polygonal section. As an example of the evaluation of the loads during filling and emptying this theory is applied to the Martorell Silo (Barcelona), where the author worked as a supervisor of the project.