Geometry and Loading

  • Fernando A. N. SilvaEmail author
  • Bernardo Horowitz
  • João M. P. Q. Delgado
  • António C. Azevedo
Part of the Building Pathology and Rehabilitation book series (BUILDING, volume 10)


The geometry of the silo groups of interest is shown in Fig. 2.1. They may have a thick slab (or conical hoppers with ring beams) at the bottom, and a slab, possibly on beams, at the top. Due to the thick slab close to the foundation, we will assume the cylindrical shell clamped at the bottom slab.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando A. N. Silva
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bernardo Horowitz
    • 2
  • João M. P. Q. Delgado
    • 3
  • António C. Azevedo
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringCatholic University of PernambucoBoa Vista, RecifeBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringFederal University of PernambucoRecifeBrazil
  3. 3.Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  4. 4.Faculty of Engineering, CONSTRUCT-LFCUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal

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