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Table 5-2. (continued) Anchor Characteristics
(a) Drag-Embedment Anchors (Continued)
Anchor can drag.
If the anchor is overloaded at a slow enough
rate, then the anchor can drag, which
reduces the peak load. Anchor dragging can
be a problem if the room for mooring is
restricted. If adequate room is available then
anchor drag can help prevent failure of other
Anchors can be reused.
Drag-embedment anchors can be recovered
Proof loading recommended.
Pulling the anchor at the design load in the
design direction will help set the anchor and
assure that the soil/anchor interaction
provides adequate holding.