Statistical analysis of silo wall pressures

Ove Dalager Ditlevsen, Kasper Nikolaj Berntsen

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    Previously published silo wall pressure measurements during plug flow of barley in alarge concrete silo are re-analysed under the hypothesis that the wall pressures are gamma-distributed.The fits of the gamma distribution type to the local pressure data from each measuring cell are satisfactory.However, the estimated parameters of the gamma distributions turn out to be significantly inhomogeneous overthe silo wall surface. This inhomogeneity is attributed to the geometrical imperfections of the silo wall.Motivated by the engineering importance of the problem a mathematical model for constructing astochastic gamma-type continuous pressure field is given. The model obeys the necessary equilibrium conditionsof the wall pressure field and reflects the spatial correlation properties as estimated from simultaneouslymeasured pressures at different locations along a horizontal perimeter.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPhysics of Dry Granular Media
    Place of PublicationDordrecht
    PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
    Publication date1998
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    EventNATO Advanced Study Institute on Physics of Dry Granular Media. - Cargèse, Corsica
    Duration: 1 Jan 1997 → …


    ConferenceNATO Advanced Study Institute on Physics of Dry Granular Media.
    CityCargèse, Corsica
    Period01/01/1997 → …

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