The kinematic behaviour of drag anchors in sand

S.N. Neubecker, Mark Randolph

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The kinematic behaviour of drag anchors during embedment in sand is examined in this paper. A series of centrifuge model anchor tests has been performed in silica and calcareous sands in which both force and kinematic data were obtained during the course of anchor embedment. In this paper, the kinematic data have been examined to determine general rules for the kinematic behaviour of a drag anchor during embedment. These rules provide an essential step towards a theoretical simulation of a complete anchor embedment history and hence a predictive tool for the ultimate holding capacity of a drag anchor.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)584-594
JournalCanadian Geotechnical Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1996


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