The Vertical Holding Capacity of Marine Anchors in Sand and Clay Subjected to Static and Cyclic Loading.
Final rept. Jun 70-Nov 71,
MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
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The purpose of this investigation was to experimentally measure and then to evaluate the influence, if any, of different loading conditions on the vertical holding capacity of marine anchors embedded in sand and in clay. Small and medium scale indoor laboratory tests and outdoor field tests in a specially constructed tank facility were conducted. The predictions for the holding capacity for anchors in clay and in sand in the shallow mechanism of failure and also for anchors in clay in the deep mechanism, when subjected to static loadings, are found to be in good agreement with cited previous formulas. Author
- Marine Engineering