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On Nov 24, 2006, at 6:36 PM, Rich Lewis wrote:

I really would just like a KISS answer.
Given what I know about sloshing and granular materials the simple answer is no, because granular materials don't slosh--they're not fluids and they don't support standing waves.

I've never even read ASCE section 9.14.7.3.10, but I'm as certain as I can be that if it deals with either sloshing it doesn't mention granular materials. If it deals with granular materials it won't cover sloshing. Bulk material behavior is as much art as science. I've been involved in a few bulk material projects as a sort of structural observer and it's very tricky stuff.

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