3 October 2005
Table 5-1. Anchor Specification Considerations
The size/type of anchor will depend on the amount
of anchor holding required.
Engineering properties and sediment layer
thickness influence anchor design.
If anchors will be relocated, then drag anchors are
most commonly used.
The amount of weight that can be handled or
carried may control anchor specification.
The size and characteristics of installation
equipment are important in anchor specification.
Drag anchors may provide little uplift capacity and
primarily hold in one direction; driven plate anchors
provide high omni directional capacity.
Whether anchor will be allowed to drag or not, as
well as the amount of room available for anchors
systems, will influence anchor specification.