Assessment of rock slope stability along the proposed Ankara-Pozant, autoroad in Turkey

1999-01-01
Avci, K.M.
Akgün, Haluk
Doyuran, V.
The main objective of this study is the determination of the slope stability and excavatability category of discontinuous rock exposed between 53+000 and 58+000 km of the proposed Ankara–Pozantı autoroad in Turkey to provide secure access. The study area is mostly in the outcrops of highly jointed sandstone with minor layers of marl. This Maastrichtian–Eocene Group also contains conglomerate and limestone bands of flysch character called the Pas˙ada* Group. Quaternary alluvial deposits occur throughout the site. The area was divided into four design sectors based on cut slope locations. Rock slope stability was assessed kinematically as well as through utilizing limit equilibrium analyses. The excavation category was determined to range from hard to extremely hard ripping. Remedial measures for unstable rock slopes are discussed.

Citation Formats
K. M. Avci, H. Akgün, and V. Doyuran, “Assessment of rock slope stability along the proposed Ankara-Pozant, autoroad in Turkey,” Environmental Geology, vol. 37, pp. 137–144, 1999, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/36283.