PADLOCK ANCHOR SYSTEM (PHASE I - OPERATION FEASIBILITY OF MAJOR COMPONENTS IN SHALLOW WATER).
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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This report is Phase I of a two-phase investigation to determine the feasibility of combining propellant-actuated embedment anchors and bearing pads into a fixed-point, deep ocean anchorage system called the PADLOCK Anchor System. Phase I included the fabrication and shallow water testing of a tripod frame with six-foot diameter bearing pads and 20,000 pound embedment anchors at the end of each arm. The shallow water tests of the system demonstrated that the components are operationally compatible as a system. It was further shown that embedment anchors can be used in groups and that they may be detonated singly or collectively.
- Marine Engineering