WIT Press

Embedded Suction Anchors For Floating Breakwaters

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CE030461

Volume

70

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

846.12 kb

Author(s)

S. Bang, Y. Cho, Y.S. Kim, D.J. Kwag & T.H. Lee

Abstract

Embedded suction anchors for floating breakwaters S. ~ a r g ' , Y. cho2, Y. S. ~ i r n ~ , D. J. ICwag2 & T. H. ~ e e ~ I Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, USA. 2 Daewoo Engineering & Construction, Korea. Abstract Embedded suction anchors were used to provide necessary resistance for mooring a floating breakwater system. The embedded suction anchors and the mooring lines were designed using the methods developed by the US Navy. The validity of the mooring line design method was previously made through experimental field and centrifuge model tests. The validity of the design method for the embedded suction anchor resistance was made through centrifuge model tests as part of this study. 1 Introduction The embedded suction anchor (ESA) is a type of permanent offshore foundation that is installed by a suction pile. The cross-sectional shape of the ESA is circular with its diameter being same as that of the suction pile that is used to

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