Design Pressure of Granular Materials in Silos


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Title: Design Pressure of Granular Materials in Silos

Author(s): Sargis S. Safarian

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 66

Issue: 8

Appears on pages(s): 647-655

Keywords: bins; granu ar materials; lateral pressure; pressure; reinforced concrete; reinforcing steels; silos; structural design.

Date: 8/1/1969

Presents a method of calculating design pressures due to granular material in silos. It is based on recent experimental and theoretical work of numerous silo authorities and on the Soviet and German silo codes. The method considers the effect of dynamic overpressure exerted by material in motion and bv other pressure increasinq factors. The formulas #or calculation of the area of hoop reinforcement in circular concrete silos, based on the yield strength principle are also presented.