CEL 10K Propellant-Actuated Anchor
Final rept. Sep 1974-Sep 1975
CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CA
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CEL has developed a new lightweight propellant-actuated embedment anchor with a nominal long-term holding capacity of 10,000 pounds 45 kN. Through the use of stock components, the anchor can be inexpensively fabricated and used. Land tests have demonstrated the structural integrity of the design and verified the predicted ballistic performance. Sea tests were conducted in a coral seafloor at Midway Island. The anchors that were successfully embedded indicated holding capacities on the order of 30,000 pounds 45 kN. Further testing is required to ascertain the systems reliability in other seafloor materials, but the 10K anchor should provide the Navy with an easily handled, medium-holding-capacity anchor.
- Marine Engineering