Accession Number : AD0735950

Title :   The Vertical Holding Capacity of Marine Anchors in Sand and Clay Subjected to Static and Cyclic Loading.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 70-Nov 71,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Bemben,Stanley M. ; Kupferman,Michael ; Kalajian,Edward H.

Report Date : NOV 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 266

Abstract : The purpose of this investigation was to experimentally measure and then to evaluate the influence, if any, of different loading conditions on the vertical holding capacity of marine anchors embedded in sand and in clay. Small and medium scale indoor laboratory tests and outdoor field tests in a specially constructed tank facility were conducted. The predictions for the holding capacity for anchors in clay and in sand in the shallow mechanism of failure and also for anchors in clay in the deep mechanism, when subjected to static loadings, are found to be in good agreement with cited previous formulas. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ANCHORS(MARINE), PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), SAND, CLAY, DESIGN, FRICTION, OCEAN BOTTOM, SEDIMENTATION, MOORING, TEST METHODS, CREEP

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE