Accession Number : AD0775658

Title :   Vertical Breakout Behavior of the Hydrostatic Anchor.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 72-Feb 74,

Corporate Author : RHODE ISLAND UNIV KINGSTON COLL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Wang,M. C. ; Nacci,V. A. ; Demars,K. R.

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The vertical breakout behavior of the hydrostatic anchor depends greatly upon the anchor geometry including anchor diameter and skirt length, the soil strength properties, and the pressure difference between the ambient pressure and that underneath the porous stone. For the range of conditions studied, the anchor capacity increased linearly with increasing pressure difference provided that the anchor skirt length based upon the Coulomb failure theory resulted in an equation which predicts satisfactorily the experiment results. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Anchors, Hydrostatic pressure, Marine engineering, Loads(Forces), Vertical orientation, Resistance, Performance(Engineering), Model tests, Clay, Sand, Silt

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE