Behaviour of OMNI-Max anchors under chain loading

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© 2015 Taylor & Francis Group, London. The OMNI-Max anchor is a recently developed gravity-installed deepwater anchor. It features an omni-directional mooring arm placed toward the anchor tip that is designed to force the anchor to dive deeper into stronger soils to find the required capacity. However, the mechanisms underlying anchor diving are not yet fully understood. After reviewing available centrifuge tests investigating the diving performance of the anchor, this paper presents a numerical analysis to establish the yield surface of the anchor under combined loading. It is subsequently used within a plasticity approach, and compared with large deformation analysis to study the anchor trajectory under chain loading.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Offshore Geotechnics III
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
ISBN (Print)9781138028487
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventBehaviour of OMNI-Max anchors under chain loading - Oslo, Norway
Duration: 1 Jan 2015 → …


ConferenceBehaviour of OMNI-Max anchors under chain loading
Period1/01/15 → …


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