Experiments on transition junctions in steel silos

Y. Zhao, Jinguang Teng

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Abstract

A program at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University on the buckling and collapse of shell junctions in elevated steel silos, tanks and pressure vessels is discussed. With a large amount of effort and care, an experimental facility was developed which can be used for buckling experiments. Test results on shell junctions show that for both internally-pressurized cone-cylinder junctions and cone-cylinder-skirt transition junctions in steel silos, the non-buckling mode is associated with a stable post-buckling path. In internally-pressurized cone-cylinder junctions, the growth of short-wave buckles can cause large strains at the circumferential weld and eventual rupture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Annual Technical Session, Structural Stability Research Council
Pages218-231
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2000
EventProceedings - 2000 Annual Technical Session, and Meeting, Structural Stability Research Council - Memphis, TN, United States
Duration: 24 Jul 200026 Jul 2000

Conference

ConferenceProceedings - 2000 Annual Technical Session, and Meeting, Structural Stability Research Council
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMemphis, TN
Period24/07/0026/07/00

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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