THE VERTICAL HOLDING CAPACITY OF MARINE ANCHORS IN SAND AND CLAY SUBJECTED TO STATIC AND CYCLIC LOADING

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)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne. Department of Oceanography
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    130 Natural Resources Road
    Amherst, MA  USA  01003
  • Authors:
    • Bemben, S M
    • KUPFERMAN, M
    • Kalajian, E H
  • Publication Date: 1971-11

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  • Pagination: 266 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00033699
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCEL-CR-72.007 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: N62399-70-C-0025
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1973 12:00AM