3 October 2005
DRIVEN-PLATE ANCHOR DESIGN. NFESC has found that various
types of plate anchors are an efficient and cost effective method of providing permanent
moorings. Detailed design procedures for these anchors are given in NFESC TR-2039-
OCN, Design Guide for Pile-Driven Plate Anchors. Additional information is given in
NCEL Handbook for Marine Geotechnical Engineering. An overview of plate anchor
design is given here.
A driven-plate anchor consists of the components shown in Figure 5-3 and discussed in