A floating breakwater is currently being built in southern Korea. Four separate floating breakwater units will be moored to ten deeply embedded suction anchors. The embedded suction anchor is permanent offshore foundation installed by a suction pile. The cross-section of the embedded suction anchor is circular with its diameter being the same as that of the suction pile that is used to drive it into the seafloor. Vertical flanges are added along the circumference to increase its resistance. The design, construction, installation, and proof testing of embedded suction anchors are briefly described.
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Embedded Suction Anchors for Mooring of a Floating Breakwater
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Kwag, DJ, Cho, IH, Bang, S, & Cho, Y. "Embedded Suction Anchors for Mooring of a Floating Breakwater." Proceedings of the ASME 2008 27th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering. Volume 4: Ocean Engineering; Offshore Renewable Energy. Estoril, Portugal. June 15–20, 2008. pp. 51-56. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2008-57055
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