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CCE 102 - Design of Steel Silos based on Euro Codes

Code Start Date Duration Venue
CCE 102 23 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CCE 102 06 November 2023 5 Days London Registration Form Link
CCE 102 18 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Silo structures are mostly used for storage of diverse bulk or liquid materials in industrial structures. Most common specifications to design and evaluate such kind of structures are provided by The European Standard.

Load assumption and design of silo structures, especially steel ones is always a complicated topic for structural civil and mechanical engineers. Since silo structures’ design always requires good knowledge in specifications and a good command of structural theory, that topic remains in grey area for structural engineers.

That course mainly focuses on design of steel silos and related specifications by medium of hand calculations.

Course Objectives

  • Provide a good command of design of steel silos members by medium of hand calculations.
  • Recognize flow and failure modes in steel silos.
  • Become familiar with current design specification and codes for steel silos
  • Understand their basis in mechanics and analysis
  • Explain the calculation of loads on steel bins arising from stored materials. 
  • Describe the structural design of common types of bin 

Who Should Attend?

  • Students
  • Analysis
  • Structural Engineers
  • Project Engineers

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Overview of Load Assumptions and Loads on Silos
  • Overview of  EN1991-4 (2006) Actions on Silos and Tanks
  • Overview of Silo structures 
  • Load cases for silo design
  • Load combinations

Day 2

  • Design situations
  • Particulate solid properties
  • Loads on vertical silo walls
  • Loads on silo hoppers and silo bottoms

Day 3

  • General to Silo Design
  • Basis of Design
  • Flow Modes 
  • Design of cylindrical walls
  • Design of conical hoppers

Day 4

  • Design of Silos and Silo Parts
  • Design of circular conical roof structures
  • Design of transition junctions and supporting ring girders
  • Design of rectangular and planar-sided silos

Day 5

  • Study Case 
  • Hand Calculation from zero to end with all details