Geotechnical rock-mass evaluation of the Anamur dam site, Turkey

Ozsan, A
Karpuz, Celal
This paper describes a feasibility-level geotechnical evaluation carried out at Anamur dam site, in terms of stability analysis of dam foundation, excavation slopes and a diversion tunnel. The proposed Anamur dam will be built across the Anamur river on the Alanya metamorphic series which consists of phyllite, schist and slate units at the site. Geotechnical investigations included drilling for core, pumping tests, sampling for laboratory testing, and a detailed discontinuity survey.


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A. Ozsan and C. Karpuz, “Geotechnical rock-mass evaluation of the Anamur dam site, Turkey,” ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, pp. 65–70, 1996, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: