RV Celtic Voyager CV15024
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Celtic Voyager (45CV)|
|Cruise period||2015-11-23 — 2015-12-05|
|Port of departure||Dun Laoghaire, Ireland|
|Port of return||Dun Laoghaire, Ireland|
|Objectives||The Wing-Anchor project is a collaborative trans-Atlantic academic research project, involving partners in Ireland, the United States and the UK. The focus of the project is to develop a novel anchoring system that optimises the use of potential anchor energy to mobilise maximum pull-out capacity with the use of the minimum marine spread, thereby ensuring the most efficient anchor geometry.
The proposed anchor trials are to be conducted in a relatively sheltered area in the Firth of Clyde where past surveys have been performed in an identified area of soft ground. The already well-characterized seabed sediment (Cone Penetration tests and lab tesing has been performed) in the proposed testing site is largely composed of soft mud (approximately 80% silt and clay) that will provide an excellent comparison to the physical model tests undertaken at our partner institutions.
|Chief scientist||Kenneth Gavin (University College Dublin School of Civil Engineering)|
|General||Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland|
|Specific||Firth of Clyde|