Publishing Date: 2007

E-ISSN: 2147-9364

Volume 22  Issue 3


Dams, regulators, irrigation canals etc. have been built to use water resources for economic aims. These types of engineering structures, have to control enormous volume of water, are required to determine all the geological and geotechnical properties of the construction site. The main goal of the study is to mitigate the geological and geotechnical hazards by assessing the pressuremeter test and borehole data performed on the spillway and gate of Gökpınar Dam in Denizli. Geological and geotechnical characteristics of the spillway and gate were also given in the text. Pressuremeter and pull-out tests were carried out on spillway and gate foundations and the obtained results have been correlated to projects data. Some details have also been given about re-enforcement of the weak soil includes cement injection, and bolts.

Key Words: Gökpınar dam; spillway; gate; pressuremeter test; injection

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