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