Five anchor design concepts to develop an improved deep sea mooring capability have been examined and the performance observed during this study are summarized. The five anchor concepts are: 1) free-fall, 2) pulse-jet, 3) explosive, 4) padlock, and 5) vibratory. Although each has its own conceptual advantages and associated problems, the results of the preliminary program indicate that the vibratory anchor concept is feasible and most promising as demonstrated by a first generation design prototype. Necessary improvements are to be incorporated into a second generation design and a prototype is to be tested in a range of seafloor sediment types and water depths to rate its capabilities and establish its reliability. As a result of this initial concept evaluation, second phase efforts will be directed primarily toward developing the vibratory anchor.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory

    Port Hueneme, CA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Smith, J E
    • Beard, R M
    • Taylor, R J
  • Publication Date: 1970-11

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00048049
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Galveston
  • Report/Paper Numbers: N.1133 Tech Note
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1974 12:00AM