Study on Rupture Angle of Bulk Solid in Large Diameter Silos
With the increasing volume demand of silos, silo diameters are bigger and bigger. However, present wall pressure computation methods are mostly based on small diameter silos. To solve this problem, systematical research on the wall pressure in large diameter silos is of great importance. For now, in the Chinese code the wall pressure computation methods are based on the limit equilibrium theory to be calculated, which define the orientation of the rupture plane in the bulk solid within the silo. The rupture angle is a key parameter to silos’ wall pressure. Therefore the value and direction of rupture angle are researched by theoretical method in this paper, which has heavy significance and provide an important basis for the large diameter silo design.
C. B. Chen "Study on Rupture Angle of Bulk Solid in Large Diameter Silos", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 1257-1261, 2011