Accession Number : AD0164781

Title :   Explosive Embedment Anchor Projectile.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Mayo,Henry C.

Report Date : 08 MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The patent relates to an explosive embedment anchor for use in all types of ocean bottom sediments except consolidated rock. The anchor forms the projectile which is fitted to the gun barrel. The assembly is lowered to the ocean floor and a charge in the gun is detonated by contact therewith to drive the anchor into the sediment. The anchor is provided with a pair of hinged flukes having keying flaps on their upper edges and riser cables. Holding power is achieved by an upward pull on the riser cables causing the keying flaps to wedge against the wall of the crater formed by the anchor's entry and the flukes open to provide maximum pullout resistance.

Descriptors :   *Anchors(Marine), *Embedding, *Patents, Explosive charges, Ocean bottom, Probes, Structural members

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE