VERTICAL HOLDING CAPACITY OF MARINE ANCHOR FLUKES SUBJECTED TO STATIC AND CYCLIC LOADING

Laboratory tests were performed using the Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory shape fluke embedded in saturated sand, silty sand and clay soils. The major conclusions are that there is a characteristic relative embedment depth for each soil condition below which static holding capacity factors are approximately constant, that suction is a significant holding component in clay and, that cyclic loading always causes increasing upward displacements. Design figures for embedded marine anchor flukes are presented.

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 363-374

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128395
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Pap OTC 2185 Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM