Accession Number : AD0163676

Title :   Mud Anchor.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Christians,John A. ; Pannell,Otis R.

Report Date : 04 APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent relates to an explosive embedment anchor for use in mud bottoms which are too soft for efficient use of existingg explosive embedment anchors. Anchors for this type are shot from a gun into the bed of a body of water, the anchor being the projectile. The anchor, after embedment, unfolds outward when pulled upward, much in the manner of an inverted umbrella. It consists of flukes hinged to a nose. The flukes are connected to a head by tie bars. A fabric attached to the flukes spreads out upon unfolding to hold it in the mud upon an upward pull of the head.

Descriptors :   (*ANCHORS(MARINE), *PATENTS), STRUCTURAL MEMBERS, MECHANICAL CABLES, MUD, INJECTION

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE