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Earth Dam Design of the Mekin Hydropower Plant

Ndzana Benoit1*, Biya Motto Frederic2, Nganhou Jean3 and Eloundou Banack Hervé Joseph4

1 National Advance School of Engineering of Yaoundé, Electrical and Telecommunications Department, ACL Laboratory, PO BOX: 8390, Cameroon

2 University of Yaoundé I, Science Faculty, Department of Physics, PO BOX: 812, Cameroon

3 National Advance School of Engineering of Yaoundé, Mechanical and Industrial Department, 3E Laboratory, PO BOX: 8390, Cameroon

4 Mekin Hydroelectric Development Corporation (HYDRO-MEKIN) P.O. BOX: 13155 Yaoundé-Cameroon

*Corresponding Author:
Ndzana Benoit
National Advance School of Engineering of Yaoundé-Cameroon
P.O. BOX: 8390. Electrical and Telecommunications Department
ACL Laboratory

Received: 04 April 2013 Accepted: 26 April 2013



This work shows the results obtained from the design of the Earth Dam for the Mekin Hydropower project. This water retaining earth dam design includes the water retaining parts of the main dam and the auxiliary dam. To begin, the basic design data which includes the class of the water retaining structures, flood standard, characteristic water level and fetch length are determined. The work continues with the presentation of the exact location, and the different structures that constitute the earth dam. The dam slope and crest which make up the dam body are also presented followed by their sizing. In addition a study of the seepage-proofing soil and filling material of the dam body is done


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