Study on Effect of Silo Wall Elasticity on Lateral Pressure Ratio
Lateral pressure is a key parameter to silos’ design. It has an important effect on the safety and efficiency of silos. The lateral pressure ratios that recommended by some overseas design codes and literatures have been analyzed. These ratios didn’t take into account the elasticity of silo wall, one of which is 28% smaller than the measure value, but another goes up to super pressure ratio. A new lateral pressure ratio is derived by considering the elasticity of silo wall, which is relevant to Passion ratio of stored material and relative stiffness coefficient . The coefficient of usual metal silo varies from 0.01 to 0.2, so it has significance to consider the wall elasticity.
Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li
C. B. Chen "Study on Effect of Silo Wall Elasticity on Lateral Pressure Ratio", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp. 976-979, 2011