Accession Number : ADD004724
Title : High Lateral Load Capacity, Free-Fall Deadweight Anchor.
Descriptive Note : Patent Application,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Valent,Philip J ; Atturio,John M ; Rail,Robert D
Report Date : 09 Jan 1978
Pagination or Media Count : 13
Abstract : This document describes a high lateral load capacity, free-fall, deadweight anchor comprising a flat plate having a lip attached to its periphery to eliminate skating during free-fall; a wire mesh screen attached to the lip to control vortex shedding such that the flat plate maintains an upright posture during free-fall; and a plurality of shear keys attached to the underside of the plate which imparts a high lateral load capability to the anchor.
Descriptors : *Patent applications, *Anchors(Marine), Free dropping, Control, Drift, Vortex shedding, Shear stresses
Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE