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Title: Bending Moment in Walls of Grouped Silos Due to Structural Continuity
Author(s): Judith J. Stalnaker and Ernest C. Harris
Publication: Structural Journal
Appears on pages(s): 159-163
Keywords: bending moments; continuity (structural); finite element method; reinforced concrete; silos; stiffness; structural design; tensile strength; Structural Research
Abstract:Presents a simple method for computing secondary horizontal bending moment due to continuity in the walls of grouped circular silos. The method was derived from a comprehensive series of finite element analyses for unit-diameter silos in groups of two, three, four, and six silos. The analyses identified the worst-case combinations of full and empty silos, which were then used in analyses with several different stiffnesses (as measured by the ratio of silo diameter-to-wall thickness.
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