Date of Award

7-11-2015

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.Sc.

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Advisor

Das, Sreekanta

Keywords

Grain Bin, Steel Silo

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

Steel silo is a farm storage structure which is widely used for storing grains. Currently, corrugated galvanized steel sheets are widely used as the side wall of the silo structure. Only a few studies on prototype silo were conducted to determine the grain load on the silo wall. However, no study was conducted to determine the structural behavior of silo structure and lateral displacement of the corrugated sheet under grain load. Therefore, this study was carried out using both experimental tests and finite element analyses to determine the structural behavior of the silo made of corrugated steel side wall. The finite element model developed in this study can be used to optimize the silo structure. The grain load equation (Janssen’s Equation) was also validated using a field full-scale silo structure in this study.

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