Design of anchoring systems for deep water soft sediments

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There are several different anchoring systems that have been developed for deep water applications, where seabeds mostly comprise relatively low strength sediments. The optimum system will depend on the nature of the required mooring, whether temporary or permanent, the form of mooring system, whether catenary or semi-taut, and the magnitude of the operational loading. While suction caissons remain the most popular anchoring system for permanent moorings, there are a number of cost-effective alternatives in the form of different types of plate anchors. The paper summarizes design principles for various anchoring systems, and discusses recent developments that have necessitated significant adjustment of some of these principles in the last few years.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Offshore Geotechnics - Proceedings of ISOG 2019
EditorsSumanta Haldar, Shantanu Patra, Ravindra K. Ghanekar
PublisherSpringer Science + Business Media
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9789811568312
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event1st Indian Symposium on Offshore Geotechnics, ISOG 2019 - Bhubaneswar, India
Duration: 5 Dec 20196 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
ISSN (Print)2366-2557
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2565


Conference1st Indian Symposium on Offshore Geotechnics, ISOG 2019


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