Settlement of a Silo Subjected to Cyclic Loadingby Marco Favaretti, Univ of Padova, Padova, Italy,
Alberto Mazzucato, Univ of Padova, Padova, Italy,
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 | Vertical loads | Soil settlement | Structural settlement | Differential settlement | Tolls | Crops | Italy | Europe
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