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RE: Salt Lateral Bin Pressures

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Salt, dry, coarse - 40-55 pcf
Salt, dry,fine    70-80 pcf   angle of repose 25 deg.
K is unknown but I would use K=.3

Ronald Hill, P.E.
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-----Original Message-----
From: John Schenne [mailto:jschenne(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2001 6:41 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Salt Lateral Bin Pressures

I am working on a salt storage building.  Anyone have a good reference for the lateral pressure exerted on a bin by a heaped mass of salt?
John Schenne