Accession Number:

AD0818486

Title:

PADLOCK ANCHOR SYSTEM (PHASE I - OPERATION FEASIBILITY OF MAJOR COMPONENTS IN SHALLOW WATER).

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE