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

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

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