Accession Number : ADD010708

Title :   Anchor Holding Capacity Augmentation System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Taylor,R J

Report Date : 09 Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A series of spaced in-line plates attached to a through wire, rope or chain mooring line is placed between an anchor and the main mooring line to enhance overall mooring capability of an installed anchor of any of a variety of types including stake piles, propellant embedment anchors, vibratory anchors, and jetted in anchors. For the device to be functional, the mooring lead should be approximately unidirectional and mooring scope should be such that, upon loading, the anchor plate system is forced into the seafloor as the line catenary between the anchor deadman and the moored object straightens.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Anchors(Marine), Augmentation, Mooring, Mechanical cables, Chains, Metal plates, Buried objects, Ocean bottom, Embedding

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE