The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 59 (1981) > Issues > Issue 1 > Economics of Reinforced Concrete Multibin Grain-silo Configurations
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Economics of Reinforced Concrete Multibin Grain-silo Configurations

Large multibin silo complexes can be designed to dimensions, anatomies, and configurations that give optimum economy. Foundation conditions have a marked influence on this. Generally, the best capital and working returns come from silos that have their bins arrayed in plan roughly square, rather than long and narrow. Civil engineering costs are then reduced too, and the facility lends itself to greater flexibility of operation. John Faber and D.J.A. Alsop