Authors: Bozozuk, M.
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Description: On 28 Feb. 1973, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food held a special meeting in Ottawa to discuss problems related to the performance of tower silos. One of the major concerns was that an increasing number of foundations were failing due to inadequate design. Before improvements could be made, however, a number of investigations had to be carried out to: (a) determine the distribution of vertical pressure applied to the soil below the foundation of a filled silo (b) determine the proportion of the total silage load transmitted by friction through the silo walls to the footings (c) determine the nature and magnitude of vertical settlements for a filled silo supported on compressible clay. In the summer of 1973, the Division of Building Research of the National Research Council of Canada, in cooperation with Agriculture Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, instrumented a concrete stave silo at Hammond, Ontario, to carry out these investigations. This paper describes the instrumentation used and presents the observations made from 1973 to 1978.

Keywords: the instrumented tower silo at hammond, ontario
Citation: Bozozuk, M. 1979. THE INSTRUMENTED TOWER SILO AT HAMMOND, Ontario. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 21(2):79-84.
Volume: 21
Issue: 2
Pages 79 - 84
Date: 1979
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