Accession Number : AD0164216

Title :   Embedment Anchor.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Jasper E.

Report Date : 23 NOV 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The patent relates to an anchor of the embedment type having an elongate staff and an articulated soil penetrating tip bearing radially arranged flukes. During soil penetration, the flukes are disposed edgewise to insure minimum resistance to soil penetration. After full penetration a short upward pull on the staff rotates the articulated tip to a position with the flukes disposed cross-wise to gain maximum purchase on the soil. It may be embedded either by free fall impact or by vibration.

Descriptors :   *Anchors(Structural), *Patents, Anchors(Marine), Ocean bottom, Penetration, Structural members

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE