Silo failures: case histories and lessons learned

@inproceedings{Carson2001SiloFC,
  title={Silo failures: case histories and lessons learned},
  author={John William Carson},
  year={2001}
}
Although statistics are not available, hundreds of industrial and farm silos, bins and hoppers experience some degree of failure each year. Sometimes the failure is a complete and dramatic structural collapse. Other times the failure is not as dramatic or as obvious. For example, cracks may form in a concrete wall, or dents in a steel shell, either of which might appear harmless to the casual observer. Nevertheless, these are danger signals which indicate that corrective measures are probably… CONTINUE READING

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