This book brings together contributions from some of the leading researchers and practising engineers in the field of silos and containment structures, and is derived from a specially invited colloquium on the subject. As well as case studies, it includes reviews dealing with safety and risk in design and operation of these structures.
"The papers presented have resulted in 14 Chapters written by experts from a varied backgrounds on a range of issues intended to minimise the high rate of failures in storage structures and and in particular, silos."
Introduction. Containment structures - an overview. Challenges for the future in the design of bulk solids storage. Silos: evolution by failure. Silo loads - numerical results. A concept for the classification of steel containments due to safety considerations. Storage of cement and cementitious materials. Criteria for storage systems for hazardous substances. Containment of nuclear material - the perspective of the structural engineer. Underground nuclear waste containments. Will containment practice make perfect? Recent improvements in the safety and reliability of above-ground LNG storage. Containment of explosions and fires. The BP harding field-gravity base tank oil storage facility. Key word index.