Analysis of silo supporting ring beams resting on discrete supports

Zeybek O., TOPKAYA C., Rotter J. M.

THIN-WALLED STRUCTURES, vol.135, pp.285-296, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 135
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tws.2018.11.001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.285-296
  • Keywords: Cylindrical shells, Closed-form solutions, Curved beams, Supports, Silos, Buckling, LOADED STEEL CYLINDERS, CYLINDRICAL-SHELLS, BUCKLING BEHAVIOR, ELASTOPLASTIC FAILURE, STIFFENERS, STABILITY, DESIGN


Elevated cylindrical metal silos are often supported on a ring beam which rests on discrete column supports. The ring beam plays an important role in redistributing the majority of the discrete forces from the column supports into a more uniform stress state in the cylindrical wall, which is necessary to reduce the potential for buckling of the shell wall.