Computational Prediction of Wind Induced Virations in Silo Groups Using 2d and 3d Cfd Simulations


Wind induced ovalling vibrations were observed during a storm in October 2002 on several empty silos of a closely spaced group consisting of 8 by 5 thin-walled silos in the port of Antwerp (Belgium). To clarify the cause and location of the observed silo vibrations, a thorough analysis of the aerodynamic pressures on the silo surfaces is required. Therefore… (More)


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