Performance of plate anchors under sustained loading

Chao Han

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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    The use of Suction Embedded Plate Anchors in deep waters to moor permanent floating offshore facilities requires a thorough understanding of their performance under long-term sustained and cyclic loading. This thesis addresses the former aspect through two groups of centrifuge tests on vertically loaded plate anchors in normally consolidated kaolin clay, supported by large deformation finite element analyses. The results presented in this thesis provide guidance to what toad level can be sustained on a plate anchor held for the tong term in a permanent mooring scenario.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    • Gaudin, Christophe, Supervisor
    • Wang, Dong, Supervisor
    • Cassidy, Mark, Supervisor
    Award date29 Nov 2016
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2016


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