Recent advances in anchor design for floating structures

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    This paper describes advances in offshore anchoring technology made possible through research undertaken recently at the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems at the University of Western Australia. The paper focuses on the behavior and performance of statically and dynamically installed anchors for floating structures, addressing issues associated with anchor installation and anchor capacity under monotonic, sustained, and cyclic loading. The role of centrifuge modeling, numerical modeling using large deformation analysis, and analytical modeling based on plasticity analysis in advancing anchor technology is presented. This modeling has led to tools that can assist anchor design to reduce uncertainty and optimize performance.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)44-53
    Number of pages10
    JournalInternational Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017

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