Silos are structures built for storing different materials. On the other hand Bunkers are underground dwellings, normally used in war. The main differences between a Bunker and a silo structure is given below-

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Bunker

Silo

1BunkerSilo
2Bunkers are shallow structures.Silos are tall structures.
3Plane of rupture meet top horizontal surface.Plan of rupture meet the opposite side of structure.
4Total load of material is supported by the floor of bunker.Only a fraction of total load of material (due to side wall friction) is supported by the floor of silo.
5The intensity of horizontal pressure on side wall is determined by Rankine’s Theory.The intensity of horizontal pressure on side wall is determined by Janssen’s Theory.
6Bunkers are normally metallic with less storage capacitySilos are normally built by concrete

 

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