Accession Number:

AD0689522

Title:

THE VERTICAL PULLOUT CAPACITY OF MARINE ANCHORS IN SAND

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1969-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

The investigation considers the vertical pullout capacity of marine anchors embedded in sand by vibration. Small size anchors were inserted to various depths ranging between 2 feet and 6 feet in a flooded sand soil and load tested for vertical holding capacities. The anchors were tested in a large scale outdoor test bin. For insertion, the anchors were attached to the lower end of a rigid pipe and vibrated into place by means of a vibrator unti attached to the upper end.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE