Grain Storage Systems Design

Ray Bucklin, Sid Thompson, Michael Montross, Ali Abdel-Hadi

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Agricultural grains, including cereal grains such as wheat, corn and rice, and oil seeds such as soybeans and canola, must be stored, transported, and conveyed using methods that preserve their quality as seeds, food stuffs, or raw materials. Grain quality is maintained by drying grain to moisture contents suitable for long-term storage on farm or in commercial facilities. Grain storage facilities must be designed to withstand loads imposed by the grain along with other environmental loads. Methods to calculate loads on storage structures and applicable design codes are outlined. Methods of handling and transporting grain and modeling techniques to model loads and flow behavior are explained.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Farm, Dairy and Food Machinery Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
Number of pages53
ISBN (Electronic)9780123858825
StatePublished - Jun 27 2013

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© 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


  • Grain
  • Grain drying
  • Grain handling
  • Grain loads
  • Grain storage
  • Modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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