Settlement of a Silo Subjected to Cyclic Loading

by Marco Favaretti, Univ of Padova, Padova, Italy,
Alberto Mazzucato, Univ of Padova, Padova, Italy,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Vertical and Horizontal Deformations of Foundations and Embankments

Abstract:

The paper presents the vertical settlement values for a corn silo located at Ca' Mello, close to Porto Tolle (Italy), and compares it with the theoretical results obtained using a simplified one-dimensional consolidation theory, under cyclic triangular-shaped loading. Settlements of the silo's lateral sides range between two extremes, corresponding to the filling and emptying of the silo. A steady-state condition seems to have been reached after a few loading-unloading cycles.



Subject Headings: Silos | Cyclic loads | Soil settlement | Vertical loads | Clays | Consolidated soils | Crops | Tolls | California | Italy | Europe

Services: Buy this book/Buy this article

 

Return to search