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Proposed Design Guidelines for Optimum Economic Silo
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Proposed Design Guidelines for Optimum Economic Silo
Ko, Hune-Bum;
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Previous domestic studies on silos have been carried out in many ways in various fields. On the other hand, research on the design and construction of the silo itself have not be conducted actively and an economical approach is rare. The present study provides basic information to determine the scale of the most economical silo, while satisfying the necessary conditions required by construction companies or design firms. The analysis was carried out with various parameters for reinforced concrete structures, including four kinds of storage material (flour, granulated quicklime, sand, and iron ore), five capacity sizes (10,000, 30,000, 50,000, 70,000, 90,000 ton), eight variants of H/D (0.5~4), and three types of concrete compressive strengths (30, 35, 40 MPa). The findings established a general rule in that a silo designed between 1 and 3 H/D with a greater concrete strength (40MPa and over) depending on the type of storage material would be the most cost-effective (more than 50% of quantity and labor savings).
FEM;Height/diameter;Optimized design;Silo;Stored granular materials;
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