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Silo capacity - tall cylindrical silo with converging wall hopper


Date: 18/11/2009

Inputs
Angle of repose
Silo diameter ds 1 m 37 Degrees
α1
Diameter of outlet
do
0.2 m Input bulk density 550 kg/m3

Strake height hb 1.5 m

Hopper height hh 0.5 m

Note - Type in respective value inside of coloured cell, then click outside cell to enter.

Results
Approximation of
Total volume of silo 1.3 m3 0.38159270786481114 m.
hf

Capacity volume allowing 15% less Hopper angle to


1.1 m3 38.7 Degrees
for dearation and over run vertical α

Volume of product repose 0.1 m3 Parameters do not suit mass flow

Volume of product vertical strake to Total potential


base of repose
0.9 m3 product mass
626.6 kg
Volume of
hopper
0.2 m3

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