Rock Anchor

Tritonia modelled four rock anchors which were used to secure a renewable energy device prototype in the vicinity of the Falls of Lora, at the mouth of Loch Etive.

Measurements such as angle of penetration and aspect were extracted from this model, as well as an analysis of the degree of anode sacrifice and pitting corrosion and the general state of the rock anchor.

The anchor lies at approximately 30m depth, in a highly tidal region. The diver was required to locate the anchor and capture the photographs within approximately 10 minutes, because of the depth and the limited duration of the slack tide. To ensure this was achievable the GPS location of each of the anchors was verified using sidescan sonar prior to undertaking the dives.  

Interactive 3D Model

Model navigation and controls

Move camera: 1 finger drag or Left Mouse Button
Pan: 2-finger drag or Right Mouse Button or SHIFT+ Left Mouse Button
Zoom on object: Double-tap or Double-click on object
Zoom out: Double-tap or Double-click on background
Zoom: Pinch in/out or Mousewheel or CTRL + Left Mouse Button
Double-clicking the background also re-centers the model and sets the camera pivot point to the middle of its bounding box. Double-clicking anywhere on the model sets the camera pivot point to that spot.
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