Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1996

Journal or Book Title

Transactions of the ASAE

Volume

39

Issue

3

First Page

1145

Last Page

1149

Research Focus Area(s)

Occupational Safety Engineering

Abstract

The vertical loads imposed on a full-scale bin floor by wheat were measured during a storage time of 6 h. The floor loads were determined to be dependent on the length of storage time. A linear regression model was developed to predict this change in loads in relation to detention time. The linear regression equation had coefficient of determination values ranging from 0.230 to 0.817. Analysis of the model slopes also indicated that fill height and radial location affect the vertical floor loads with a statistical significance level of 0.05.

The radial distribution of vertical pressure during detention was measured. The vertical pressure distribution is dependent on radial location and is not uniformly distributed. Radial location significantly influenced the vertical pressure at the 0.05 significance level. The distribution pattern is similar to the filling condition.

Comments

This article is from Transactions of the ASAE 39, no. 3 (1996): 1145–1149.

Copyright Owner

American Society of Agricultural Engineers

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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