Ideal Storage All Around
Because a dome’s hemispherical geometry renders strength at all points of the structure, the entire interior can be used to contain product, and the curved design can drastically increase the capacity of any existing circle ground pile. Because a silo’s traditional conical roof cannot support stored product, a dome allows for more storage than a silo with a comparable footprint.
A monolithic reinforced concrete shell combined with the double curvature makes it possible for a dome to economically withstand wind and seismic forces, headhouses, conveyor loads, and differential movement at its base. In addition, the dome is free of joints or seams, eliminating weak areas for stress concentration.