Problems with concrete tower silos

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Journal titleCanadian Agricultural Engineering
Pages6977; # of pages: 9
Subjectsilos (farms); soil bearing capacity tests; failure ( deficiency); soil investigation; case studies; Concrete
AbstractSeveral thousand tower silos are erected on Canadian farms each year, and for the most part perform very well. Recently some problems with larger structures have appeared in connection with bearing capacity of the soils, inadequate and underdesigned foundations, silage juices, deterioration of concrete with time, relaxation of steel hoops, non- uniform placement of silage, and overloading resulting in deformation and overstressing of silo walls. These problems are discussed in the six selected case histories presented in this paper.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number17952
NPARC number20338281
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Record identifier1a4e3c0a-2b11-479c-adf3-63519fe219d0
Record created2012-07-19
Record modified2016-05-09
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