WIT Press


Silo Foundation Optimization Through Reinforcement Concrete Shell Structure

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/OP090211

Volume

106

Pages

11

Page Range

233 - 243

Published

2009

Size

864 kb

Author(s)

C. J. Martins, O. A. Figueiredo, L. A. Martins & R. A. F. Peixoto

Abstract

The objective of the present work is to perform a technical and economic analysis of the adoption of shell as a structural solution for the foundation of industrial vertical silo. Initially projected in a rigid and flat slab, the foundations of a vertical silo were optimized by numerical computational modeling through a parallel Finite Element Method code, adopting shell in the form of reversed cone. It will be shown that a significant reduction of structural concrete of steel was obtained with the optimization of the silo foundations, and by this way, economy in the execution of the structure. Keywords: non-linear analysis, constructive systems, finite element method, foundations in shell, parallel computing.

Keywords

non-linear analysis, constructive systems, finite element method, foundations in shell, parallel computing.