Hello All,(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I am a semi trailer manufacturer who just started building specialty trailers for various industries. Recently I have been asked to develop a trailer to carry peanuts from the farms and deliver them to ware house. To design the trailer light enough, i have decided to go with Composite panel, but manufacturer wants to know the force of the Unshelled peanuts, so they can suggest the right material for us. I have never done this, so I need help from bright minds like you. Here are the details.

Trailer storage area for peanuts is: 44' L x 102" W x 9' 6" H

Unshelled Peanut weight per cubic feet is: 17.6 lb (approximate)

Unshelled Peanuts are equally distributed inside the trailer. So the force will be downward and sideways. I need to know the force on the sideways, so the right composite panel is used and supported in right places.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much.

Pratap

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# What is the force on the trailer wall

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**