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1200 m3 CAPACITY ASH SILO

MECHANICAL CALCULATION REPORT

1. INTRODUCTION
1000 m3 Ash Silo is a steel strucure of 12000 mm in inner diameter. Vertical wall height is 11000 mm and hopper height is
1683 mm. DIN 1055-6, DIN 18800-4 standards and ASD criteria shall be used for the calculation of stresses and thicknesses
of the structures.
2. MATERIAL PROPERTIES

Material to be stored

: Ash

Density of material

= 7,85

kN/m3

: r

= 41,0

= 0,62

:K

= 0,46

: ak

= 1,20

: a

= 1,07

: aq

= 1,16

: dc

= 12,000

Characteristic dimensions for the outlet of the silo

:d

= 2,240

Height of the vertical silo shaft, measured from the hopper junction
up to the equivalent bulk material surface

: hc

= 11,000

Height of the hopper measured from the envisaged hopper top up to

the hopper junction

: hh

= 1,683

hopper junction

:h

= 1,369

Overall height of a silo with hopper, measured from the envisaged

hopper peak, up to the equivalent bulk material surface

: hb

= 12,683

Distance between the equivalent bulk material surface and the lowest : ho
point at the base of the bulk material cone

= 1,739

: htp

= 0,000

= 74,3

= 15,7

:A

D
4

= 113,10

m2

:U

= d

= 37,70

Volume of cylindrical section

: Vc

= Ah

= 1244,07

m3

3. PROPERTIES OF SILO

: Vh

Vh

h(

= 63,04
= V +V

:V

: Wm = V

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d
d
d d
+ +
)
2
2
2 2
3
m3

= 1307,11

m3

= 10260,84 kN

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l1

l2

l3

h
< 10
d

1,06 OK

= h < 100

12,68 OK

= d < 60

12,00 OK

5. LOADS ON VERTICAL SILO WALLS

Based upon the design of the silo structure and its susceptibility to different types of malfunctions, various accuracy
standards are used in the process of determining the influences on silo structures. The silo influences should be determined
in accordance with standardized categories specified in DIN 1055 Part 6. The standardized category of the silo is "2" as the
capacity of it is
100 t<Wm<1000 t (Actual capacity of the silo is 740 t, full height is used for thickness calculations)

The loads on the vertical silo walls are to be determined in

accordance with the criteria pertaining to the slimness of the silos

h
d

= 0,92

: Phf

=P

: Pwf

=P

material

: Pho = K z

= 37,98

kN/m2

A
KU

= 10,52

: zo

: YR

= 1

:n

= -1,56

: Pvf

= z'

Unit of measurement of the depth for determining the vertical loads in : zv

low silos

1
n+1

Characteristic value of the sum total of the wall friction loads for each : pwf
running meter in the circumferential direction of the vertical silo wall
in the case of fill loads

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zh
z h

+1

h
z

z h
= P

(z + z 2 h )!()
z h !

(z z' )

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Phf

Pwf

z
(m)

zv
(m)

(kN/m )

(kN/m )

0,50

0,34

-10,17

-6,31

2,00

1,99

1,70

3,50

3,26

5,00

Pvf
(kN/m2)

pwf
(kN/m)

-0,27

2,71

3,65

1,05

0,04

15,65

0,14

9,43

5,84

0,25

25,63

5,55

4,28

14,78

9,16

0,39

33,60

16,95

6,50

5,12

18,66

11,57

0,49

40,16

32,59

8,00

5,82

21,58

13,38

0,57

45,68

51,36

9,50

6,42

23,85

14,78

0,63

50,40

72,53

11,00

6,94

25,64

15,89

0,67

54,49

95,57

YR

For low silos hc/dc1,0 of all categories, the fill type of reference
surface loads need not be taken into account. While hc/dc=0,92,
reference surface load shall not be taken into account.

Discharge Loads on the Vertical Silo Walls

For low silos hc/dc1,0 the symmetric discharge loads can be
For low silos hc/dc1,0 of all categories, the formulation of a reference
surface load of the discharge type can be ignored in case of an
eccentricity during emptying which is smaller than the critical value of
0,1*dc.

6. LOADS ON SILO HOPPERS AND SILO BOTTOMS

The loads on the walls of the silo hoppers are to be determined as
per the foll. Classification relating to the inclination of the hopper
walls:
1)

If the angle of inclination of the bottom with the

horizontal is less than 5 then the bottom is
presumed to be level (flat bottom)

2)

If the other two cases mentioned do not apply,

then the hopper is presumed to have a gentle
inclination (flat)

3)

met

tan <

1 K/a,
2 /a-

Then the hopper is flat.

: Cb

Vertical load at the hopper junction after the filling (foot of the vertical : Pvft
silo shaft)

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= 1,2
= C P'

= 65,39

kN/m2

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Empirical coefficient

:b

= 0,20

:S

= 2

1K

The effective or the mobilized characteristic coefficient of wall friction : heff =

2 tan
for the hopper

= 0,08

perpendicular to the silo wall and mean vertical loads in the bulk
material)

: Ff

Ff
Parameter in the conditional equations of the hopper loads

:n
n

: Pv

= 1

b
tan
1+
3

= 1,00
= S 1 b 3 cot
= 0,03

n1

x
h

The loads perpendicular to the hopper walls

: Pnf

= F P'

: Ptf

= F P' 3

Pv

Pnf

+ P' 8

x
h

Ptf

x
(m)

(kN/m )

(kN/m )

(kN/m2)

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

1,50

59,71

59,47

4,50

1,68

65,39

65,12

4,93

Wall friction angle in the hopper between bulk material and hopper
wall

: wh = tan>) ( 3 )
wh = 0,08

Wall friction angle in the hopper between bulk material and hopper
wall

Load ratio in the hopper during the discharge (relationship between

loads perpendicular to the silo wall and mean vertical loads in the
bulk material)

: i

= & a ?

= @ + sin>)

= 0,18

: Fe

Fe

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= 47,56

sin @
sin <

1 + sin < cos()

1 sin < cos(2 + )

= 1,02

: Pne = F3 P'

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: Pte

= F3 P' 3

Importance factor

:I

= 1,50

Effective ground acceleration coefficient (seismic zone-1):

: A0

= 0,40

Behavioural coefficient

:R

= 4,00

: S(T) = 2,50

:s

: Ah

x
(m)

Pv

Pne

Pte

(kN/m2)

(kN/m2)

(kN/m2)

0,00

0,00

0,00

0,00

1,50

59,71

61,06

4,62

1,68

65,39

66,86

5,06

h
cos

= 6,23

d s
2

= 117,46

m2

: Wh

= A t 77

= 361,78

kN

: Wc

= d t h 77

= 744,96

kN

= 58,73

kN

Wc

= 383,17

kN

= W +W

: Ws

: Wai = A 0,5

: Wph = 51,50

kN

: Wr

kN

: Wsn = 45,00

kN

: WL

= 35,00

kN

Total weight of the silo

:W

= WC + WD + WE< + WF + W& + WG

:V
V

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= 250,00

= 11401,03

kN

I AI S T W
R

= 4275,38

kN

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Weight of plates, structure or equipments

: Wp

Weight of material

: Wm

Total weight

:W

Distance between force and support point

:L

No

Portion
height
(m)

Total
height
(m)

tp
(mm)

Wp
(kN)

Wm
(kN)

W
(kN)

L
(m)

W*L
(kN.m)

F
(kN)

M
(kN.m)

1,00

1,68

1,68

40,00

420,52

494,88

915,40

0,84

770,31

53,73

33142,22

2,00

1,50

1,50

16,00

69,76

1331,72 1401,48

0,75

1051,11

73,31

27080,70

3,00

1,50

3,00

16,00

69,76

1331,72 1401,48

2,25

3153,33

219,94

21023,13

4,00

1,50

4,50

14,00

61,03

1331,72 1392,75

3,75

5222,82

364,28

15403,73

5,00

1,50

6,00

14,00

61,03

1331,72 1392,75

5,25

7311,95

509,99

10440,02

6,00

1,50

7,50

12,00

52,30

1331,72 1384,02

6,75

9342,16

651,59

6347,50

7,00

1,50

9,00

10,00

43,58

1331,72 1375,30

8,25

11346,22

791,37

3337,20

8,00

1,50

10,50

8,00

34,86

1331,72 1366,58

9,75

13324,14

929,32

1446,64

9,00

0,50

11,00

8,00

11,62

443,91

455,53

10,75

4896,91

341,55

1191,10

10,00

7,00

18,00

336,50

0,00

336,50

14,5

4879,25

340,31

61298,20

8. THICKNESS CALCULATION

: x

: xSi

Si

: xSRk

SRk SRk

: xSRd

SRd SRd

: m2

Si

SRk = x2*y

SRd = SRk/m2

: Sx

Non-dimensional slenderness ratio of shell

if
if
if

ON 0,25

0,25< ON < 2
ON 2

then
then
then

C = 1,1

C = 1,1 1 + 0,318

C = 1,45

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ON 0,25
1,75

M
NO<

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Reduction factor

: x2

ON 0,25

if

0,25< ON 1

if

1< ON 1,5

if

x = 1,233 0,933 ON

then

x = 0,3

then

ON > 1,5

if

x =1

then

x = 0,2

then

ON

ON

: rc

= 6,000

Shell material

: S235JR

: y

= 235000

Modulus of elasticity of shell material

:E

= 210 10Z

xSi = 0,605 E

kN/m2
kPa

t
r

= 21,18 10Z t

xa

= WF + W& + WG + W8

xm

M
=
r

xw =

d t

p@
t

= 1,35 (NE + NC + N@ )

In the calculations below, shell thicknesses are assumed 1 mm less than their actual values due to corrosion safety.

No

Portion
height
(m)

tp
(m)

(kN/m2)

1,50

0,015

1,50

xSi

xa

xm

xw

(kN/m2)

(kN/m2)

(kN/m2)

Sx

m2

x2

317700,00

0,86

1,22

0,43

19174,45 19536,10

6371,51

0,015

317700,00

0,86

1,22

0,43

16696,09 15963,06

4835,52

1,50

0,013

275340,00

0,92

1,23

0,37

16405,06 14298,87

3951,15

1,50

0,013

275340,00

0,92

1,23

0,37

13563,23 10476,84

2506,79

1,50

0,011

232980,00

1,00

1,25

0,30

12670,73

8391,83

1540,57

1,50

0,009

190620,00

1,11

1,27

0,35

11407,30

6236,03

616,51

1,50

0,007

148260,00

1,26

1,30

0,42

9454,96

4215,33

19,92

0,50

0,007

148260,00

1,26

1,30

0,42

4276,44

1827,31

521,74

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No

xSRk
2

(kN/m )

(kN/m )

xSRd
(kN/m2)

x/xSRd

0,73

0,61

0,66

0,51

0,54

0,38

0,24

8944,41

0,12

99591,4 76509,78

Meridional Buckling of Hopper Shell

dc

= 12,000

rc

= 6,000

hh

= 1,683

= 0,040

Wh

= 915,40

kN

Mh

= 33142,22

kN.m

= 74,3

= hh/cos()

= 6,23

r*

= rc/cos()

= 22,22

xa

xa

= 2247,67

xm =

W
2 r t cos

kN/m2

M
t cos

xm = 27125,81

kN/m2

xw =

^
r
1
] P83 x x +
dx
r
sin

x+
t I
sin

xw = 71,60

kN/m2

= 1,35 (NE + NC + N@ )

= 39750,85

kN/m2

xSi = 0,605 E
_

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M
NO<

Sx

x2

= 1,233 0,933 ON

x2

= 0,29

= 228754,64 kN/m2

= 1,01

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m2 = 1,1 1 + 0,318
m2 = 1,25

ON 0,25
1,75

SRk = x2*y

= 67527,15 kN/m2

SRd = SRk/m2

= 53908,53 kN/m2

NO

= 0,74

<

OK

Shear Buckling of Hopper Shell

s*

= 6,15

1
1
= 0,5 r
cos

Rd
t

= 2,82

= 70,44

E
15 M

I,Zc

Rd
E

t
15 M
if
if

Od 0,25

0,25< Od < 2

then
then

C = 1,1

C = 1,1 1 + 0,318

if

Oe 2

then

C = 1,45

if

Oe 0,25

then

x =1

if
if
if

0,25< Od 1
1< Oe 1,5
Od > 1,5

then
then
then

s
sin
r

= 15,46

OK

ON 0,25
1,75

x = 1,233 0,933 Od

x = 0,3
x = 0,2

Od

Od
O< = 0,75 E

t
Rd

), a

Rd
s

I,a

O< = 518977,24 kN/m2

S

M
NO<

m2 = 1,1 1 + 0,318
m2 = 1,18

x2

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= 0,67

Od 0,25
1,75

,a I,b

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O

= x

O ,
C

= 69316,65 kN/m2

= 1,35

= 82107,97 kN/m2

F
r t

= 0,00

= 96,20

<

1,00

<

<

kN/m2

OK

NO

), a
`

0,68

OK

: Ms

= 33142,22

kN.m

:t

= 0,015

: sc

4 MD
W
+
(d +t) t d
(d +t) t

sc

= 39647,98

D
M

= 0,17

<

1,00

4 MD
W
d + 0,2

:U

:N

= 36

: Tb

= U/N

: ab

= 200000

: Ab

: Db

= 52 mm

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kN/m2

T 10Z
E

OK

= 10233,13 kN

= 284,25

kN

= 1421,27

mm2

Ab = 1652,00

mm2

kN/m2

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10. SHEAR KEY SELECTION (ASD PROCEDURE)

kN/m2

: ys

= 235000

: Ns

= 36

: Vs

= V 0,7

: yc

= 21000

: As

: Ws

= 0,30

: gr

= 0,05

: Hs

: Ms

Ms

ND

kN

= 0,0113

m2

= 0,09

kN/m2

VD
0,35 M

+ gr
WD

VD
(HD gr)
(gr +
)
WD
2

= 19,08

: b

= 0,75

Required minimum thickness of the shear lug

: ts

Selected dimensions

: 300 * 100 * 30

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= 83,13

kN.m/m

6 MD
m MD

= 0,025

mm

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11. GRAPHICS

General Dimensions

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Shear Lug and Anchor Bolt Arrangement

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Anchor Chair Dimensions

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