Non-Symmetrical Loads in a Model Grain Bin During Eccentric Discharge

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1992
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Horabik, Jozef
Ross, I.
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Schwab, Charles
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Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Since 1905, the Department of Agricultural Engineering, now the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE), has been a leader in providing engineering solutions to agricultural problems in the United States and the world. The department’s original mission was to mechanize agriculture. That mission has evolved to encompass a global view of the entire food production system–the wise management of natural resources in the production, processing, storage, handling, and use of food fiber and other biological products.

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In 1905 Agricultural Engineering was recognized as a subdivision of the Department of Agronomy, and in 1907 it was recognized as a unique department. It was renamed the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering in 1990. The department merged with the Department of Industrial Education and Technology in 2004.

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Eccentric discharge imposes non-symmetrical bin wall and floor loads. A series of tests were conducted for different eccentric discharge orifice locations. Floor loads during eccentric discharge of 0.61 m diameter model bin were smaller on the side nearest the discharge orifice than on the opposite side. The horizontal pressure distribution around the circumference of the bin wall depends on the height of grain above the floor.

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This article is from Transactions of the ASAE 35, no. 3 (1992): 987–992.

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