PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS OF THE BUCKLING RESISTANCE OF THE SILO STEEL WALL
The latest final draft amendment EN 1993-4-1:2007/FprA1 brings many changes that will likely soon become valid. In this article, we assess the issue of designing steel silo walls from perspective of the proposed changes related to assessing their buckling resistance. We performed a parametric analysis, comparing the current standard, HRN EN 1993-4-1, to the proposed amendment, EN 1993-4-1:2007/FprA1, accounting for the silo fabrication quality parameter as well as variations in steel quality, wall thickness, and wall curvature radius. Our results show that the proposed amendment more realistically assesses the buckling resistance of steel silo walls. In that way the savings of material and economic benefit can be achieved easily.
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