Several two-dimensional computer simulations of the dam were performed by <
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that three-dimensional analysis would be more appropriate for this dam because
of its curvature, but the tools were not available at the time.
First, an anlysis of a cross-section (*)
of the dam, including the foundation, was performed to determine basic
behavior of the dam.