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Try "Useful Information on the Design of Steel Bins & Silos" by John Buzek,
published in 1989 by AISI and the Steel Plate Fabricator's Association. This
has densities and angle of repose information in the appendix for just about
any material you can think of that is stored in silos. 

Listings for salt are as follows:

Material		Bulk density	Angle of repose

Salt, course	45-55			30-45
Salt (1/8)		50
Salt, dry course	45-50
Salt, fine		70-80

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc]
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2001 6:41 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: Salt Lateral Bin Pressures


 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Padmanabhan Rajendran [mailto:rakamaka(--nospam--at)yahoo.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2001 8:01 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Re: Salt Lateral Bin Pressures
> 
> 
> I don't recall the name of the book, but AISC has a
> publication for the design of bins and silos. You may
> want to check its wes site. Also, you will a chapter
> on the topic in "Structural Engineering Handbook" by
> Gaylord.

I think that's ACI, not AISC.

William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
Katy, Texas
Phone 281-492-2251
Fax 281-492-8203


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