Title: Commentary on Recommended Practice for Design and Construction of Concrete Bins, Silos, and Bunkers for Storing Granular Materials
Author(s): ACI Committee 313
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 549-565
Keywords: bins;concrete;concrete construction;dead loads;dynamic loads;earthquake resistant structures;formwork (construction);granular materials;lateral loads; loads(forces);overpressure;quality control;reinforced concrete;reinforcing steels;silos.
Presents some of the considerations and assumptions of ACI Committee 313 in developing the provisions of the "Recommended Practice for the Design and Construction of Concrete Bins, Silos, and Bunkers for Storing Granular Materials." It also provides suggested methods for calculating crack width, through-the-wall temperture gradient due to hot stored materials and the effect of eccentric discharge. Comments on specific provisions of the recommended practice are made using the corresponding chapter and section numbrs of the recommended practice. A list of selected references is given at the end of the commentary.