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Vikas Kumar Singh Thakur

Dean

Research interests

My research activites innvolve;

Flow slides in sensitive clays

Landslides and slope stability

Debris flow 

Soil characterisation including sample disturbances/storage effect

Strain localization

Unsaturated soil mechanics

Geoenvironmental engineering

Ground stabilisation methods

E-learning in geotechnical engineering

Finite element modelling 

Analytical modelling

Physical modelling

Courses and teaching

TBA5150: Geohazards and Risk (MSc. emne) Risk https://www.ntnu.no/studier/emner/TBA5150#tab=omEmnet

TBA4100: Geoteknikk og Geologi (MSc. emne)

https://www.ntnu.no/studier/emner/TBA4100/2021/1#tab=omEmnet

IB204914/BYGA2001: Geoteknikk (bachelor emne) https://www.ntnu.no/studier/emner/BYGA2001#tab=omEmnet

BA6063: Introduksjon til Geoteknikk (EVU)

https://www.ntnu.no/studier/emner/BA6063#tab=omEmnet

BA6064: Geoteknikk beregningsmetoder

https://www.ntnu.no/studier/emner/BA6064#tab=omEmnet

Work experience

August 2023 - Dec. 2023: Vice Dean (Sustainability), Faculty of Engineering, NTNU

August 2019 – July 2023: Head of Department, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, NTNU

January 2015 – : Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, NTNU (On leave in 2024)

January 2012 - Dec. 2015: Professor II, Ålesund University College, now NTNU. During this period, I was employed as a Professor II in geotechnical engineering at Ålesund University College, now NTNU. The position was funded by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.

May 2009 - Dec. 2014: Chief Engineer (Geotechnics), Norwegian Public Roads Administration. Employed as a geotechnical engineer in the Norwegian Public Roads Administration Region Midt and later in the National Public Roads Administration.

January 2008 - April 2009: Researcher, SINTEF Building Research (now SINTEF Community)

Academic interests

Landslides risk

Geotechnical Engineering

Projects

Establishment of NTNU's Green2050 Center: Green Shift in the Built Environment (2021) (currently more than 38 funded PhDs and PostDoc)

The Green Shift in the Built Environment Center at NTNU, Green2050, was officially opened on February 11, 2022. The year 2021 was utilized to establish the foundation for such a center. Numerous seminars and meetings were conducted internally at NTNU, involving participation from most faculties, and externally with stakeholders from business and government. This document summarizes proposals from the process and outlines the center's strategy for academic/market orientation and mechanisms to enhance the realization of these strategies. The chosen strategies aim to contribute to achieving national goals of developing a carbon-neutral Norway by 2050, with a 50-55% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030. NTNU's contribution is to develop new knowledge and educate candidates through interdisciplinary collaboration to meet needs and initiate new activities in business and government. This approach will help fulfill NTNU's societal mission and achieve the vision of "Knowledge for a Better World." As of now, the center has 40 PhD candidates funded by NTNU and external partners. Green2050 is a strategic focus area for the Faculty of Engineering for the period 2023-2026.

Development Project (2022-2024): Development of the Knowledge Base for a Carbon-Neutral and Sustainable Road Sector in Norway by 2050, financed by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (budget 6.5 MNOK)

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration and Green2050 at NTNU plan to conduct two workshops to identify measures forming the basis for a sustainable and carbon-neutral road sector. Workshop 1 will address the Norwegian Public Roads Administration's plans to reduce its emissions by 50% by 2030. NTNU is invited to contribute to the development of methodologies, new knowledge, and candidates that can lead to achieving this goal. The two workshops will initiate a pre-project aiming to develop a roadmap with measures and their implementation. The roadmap will describe the measures, identify knowledge gaps, and provide a methodology for implementing them. The roadmap will be the result of the pre-project, which also outlines a main project to establish a knowledge base for implementing the measures. Workshops, pre-project, and main project will require close collaboration between experts at the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, NTNU faculty, and students from relevant disciplines. Various activities, including workshops, seminars, physical and digital meetings, will be conducted for the subactivities.

INTPART LifeLong 2020-2024 financed by the Norwegian Research Council (budget 4.5 MNOK)

The LifeLong project, funded by the Norwegian Research Council through the INTPART program, is a collaboration with two top universities in Hong Kong, HKUST and HKU. The project is organized into five major work packages: Administrative scanning across horizons, Student mobility, Researcher mobility, Capacity building, and Staff mobility. NTNU's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Trondheim hosts the project. The three principal investigators (PIs) from respective institutes are Professor Charles W. W. Ng (HKUST), Associate Professor Clarence Choi (HKU), and Professor Steinar Nordal (NTNU). These individuals are world-leading researchers and leaders of their respective groups. Professor Charles W. W. Ng also leads the Competence Center for Slope Stability at HKUST. Together, they bring a team of students and researchers into the project. Support letters from partners are attached to the electronic application. The project is a comprehensive education and training program aiming to link cutting-edge, innovative, high-tech research with concrete examples from the natural world for a student or researcher in training. This will inspire students and encourage them to learn about soil, rock, artificial materials, and how to design sustainable engineering projects in landslide-prone areas. The project's outreach programs are designed to capture a diverse group of students and engineers, promoting interest in mutual dependence.

Flexible Learning in Geotechnical Engineering (FLIGG II – 2018-2020) – Financed by the Norwegian Directorate for Quality in Education (DiKU) (budget 6 MNOK)

Flexible Learning in Basic Geotechnics (FLIGG) was carried out in the periods between 2015-2016 and 2018-2020. The project was partially funded by the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education, now DiKU. This project was a national academic initiative for flexible learning in basic geotechnics.

The work was led by NTNU and carried out in collaboration with: Bergen University College, Østfold University College, Sør-Trøndelag University College (now NTNU), Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Multiconsult, Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), Norwegian Railway Directorate, BaneNor, Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Business Association, Norwegian Geotechnical Association, Norconsult, and the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute. This project involved every qualified geotechnical lecturer in Norway with a master's or doctoral degree in geotechnics. ICT-supported learning materials produced through the work are publicly accessible. FLIGG has been a great success and has led to demand (from universities, municipalities, companies) for the produced digital learning resources. This project has been groundbreaking in many ways because the construction industry is particularly orthodox when it comes to education and training. However, through the FLIGG project, the benefits of flexible learning in geotechnics have become apparent. FLIGG has been a pilot project for the partners, and the collaboration has stimulated increased interaction between the construction and engineering industry and higher education institutions.

GEOFUTURE II (2015-2018) - Financed by the Norwegian Research Council (Budget: 26.4 MNOK)

Next-generation solution for foundation engineering in geotechnics. My role was the subproject leader for the outflow module. Geofuture II aims to further develop and test the GeoSuite software, which can be utilized by the construction, infrastructure, and transportation industries to design and calculate geotechnical assignments. Geofuture II is supported by 14 partners, comprising a broad combination of consultants (Multiconsult AS, Geovita AS, ViaNova Systems AS, Norconsult AS, COWI AS, Sweco, Rambøll, ViaNova Geosuite, AGEF), research institutes (NGI and SINTEF), a university (NTNU), and public companies (NPRA and JBV).

 

OFFPhD (2014-2017) on the Effect of Storage in Fine-Grained Soil Samples – Financed by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration and the Norwegian Research Council (Budget: 5.5 MNOK)

This project, funded by the Norwegian Research Council and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, aimed to study the impact of storage time on fine-grained soil samples. A PhD candidate was trained through this project.

Gas Migration in Weakness Zones in Soft Seabed Sediments, Statoil [Role: Project Member, Budget for Geotechnical Investigations: 6 Million Norwegian Kroner]

Sediments on the seabed contain varying amounts of gas, both large and small. In soft seabed sediment, evidence of this gas can be observed as "pockmarks," likely scars from gas migrating upward through the seabed, either through sudden releases of free gas or as a result of slow, steady gas emissions. Free gas in seabed sediments can pose challenges during oil well drilling and may even lead to shallow blowouts. In some cases, this could result in stability issues for the platform from which the well is being drilled. Vikas Thakur developed a conceptual model describing all possible mechanisms causing gas migration from seabed sediments. The conceptual model was validated through experimental and large-scale testing.

Designing a New Type of Flood Barrier: The Norwegian Research Council (2008) [Role: Project Manager, Budget: 0.2 Million Norwegian Kroner]

An innovative flood protection technique called Flobar was developed. Flobar consists of liquid-filled flexible tubes designed to protect infrastructure such as houses, properties, or dry land from floods. Small-scale laboratory tests were conducted to simulate flood situations and examine the feasibility of the Flobar concept. The experimental part was complemented with theoretical and numerical studies. The concept has significant potential for developing commercial products.

GISSAC Project, Norwegian Research Council [Role: Project Member, Budget for Geotechnical Investigations: 5 Million Norwegian Kroner, Financed by the Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian-French Foundation]

Construction in the Arctic region presents specific challenges related to temperature regimes, climatic conditions, and the significant forces generated by ice movements. The availability of suitable fill material is low, complicating and expensive road and harbor construction, among other things. Often, as in Svalbard, local geology does not provide high-quality gravel or crushed stone, and where it is available, environmental considerations impede exploitation. The GISSAC project was initiated to explore how to build environmentally friendly earth structures in the Arctic using locally available geological materials along with geosynthetics. Project partners held a workshop in Longyearbyen in the fall of 2004 to examine relevant experiences and potential applications for research and development. The results of a literature study conducted by SINTEF and harvested from the seminar are presented in a SINTEF report. Based on the seminar, a pilot study was initiated to study the behavior of a geotextile bag filled with local material in Longyearbyen (Svalbard). The pilot study was carried out by Store Norske Spitsbergen Grubekompani (SNSG) with follow-up from SINTEF/NTNU/UNIS/TENCATE/LRPC. The results of this study are presented in a UNIS report. The behavior of geosynthetic bags for erosion control was theoretically studied, and then a PhD student conducted a field experiment by building a test pier protected with 150 bags in Svea in Longyearbyen. The behavior of the catches, ice forces, wave impact, and climate influence were thoroughly monitored and evaluated, and the results can be studied in a thesis from UNIS and a SINTEF report.

BILAT-India: Environmentally Friendly Strategies for Waste Management in India Utilizing Cement and Concrete Technology (2008-2011) - Financed by the Norwegian Research Council (Budget: 10 MNOK)

This industry-oriented bilateral project (10 million Norwegian Kroner) between India and Norway aims to further increase the utilization of minerals in the Indian cement and concrete industry in an environmentally and scientifically sound manner to ensure sustainable energy and resource management. The project will advance the state of the art in blended cement and concrete technology, providing practical solutions and guidelines. Emphasis will be placed on synergies achieved through the use of ternary binder systems in concrete mixes, as well as the use of appropriate additives to incorporate certain materials at higher levels than current practices. Furthermore, the focus will be on internationalizing research at the institutional and industrial levels to maintain competence and readiness for technologies to practice and promote sustainable future growth. The goal is to leverage the experiences of Indian partners in close collaboration with Norwegian partners to take advantage of increased use of harvested minerals. SINTEF Building Research will lead the project in collaboration with Indian partners NEERI (National Environmental Engineering Research Institute), NCB (National Council for Cement and Building Materials), and the three Norwegian industrial partners; Borregaard LignoTech, Elkem as Materials, and Norcem AS. This project will also contribute to knowledge building in the climate and environment sector to encourage sustainable development in economically growing developing countries like India by bringing industry and institutions under the BILAT program.

Selected publications

1.       Thakur Vikas (2023) Landslide Migitation for Sustainable Growth of Urbanized Slopes (Key Note Lecture), Indian Geotechnical Conference IIT Roorkee

2.       Chandel A, Singh M, Thakur V (2023) “Effect of Rate of Drawdown and Impounding in Reservoir Water 1 Level on the Stability of Rim Slope” Indian Geotechnical Conference, IIT Roorkee (Best paper award)

3.       Alene, Gebray Habtu; Depina, Ivan; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Perkis, Andrew Niels; Bruland, Oddbjørn. 2023, Natural Hazards. NTNU: QuickAware: a virtual reality tool for quick clay landslide hazard awareness.

4.       Vicari, Hervè; Ng, Charles W W; Nordal, Steinar; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; De Silva, W A Roanga; Liu, Haiming; Choi, Clarence Edward. 2023, E3S Web of Conferences. NTNU: Measurements of debris flow entrainment and dynamics.

5.       Emir Ahmet Oguz, Rasmus E. Benestad, Kajsa M. Parding, Ivan Depina, and Vikas Thakur (2023) Quantification of climate change impact on rainfall-induced shallow landslide susceptibility. Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards“. accepted for publication

6.       Sørlie, Erik Ravik; Hartnik, Lukas O.; Tran, Quoc Anh; Eiksund, Gudmund Reidar; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Kjennbakken, Heidi. (2023) Physical model tests of clay-rich submarine landslides and resulting impact forces on offshore foundations. Ocean Engineering

7.       Alene, Gebray Habtu; Vicari, Hervé; Irshad, Shafaq; Perkis, Andrew; Bruland, Oddbjørn; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2022) Realistic visualization of debris flow type landslides through virtual reality. Landslides. Journal of the International Consortium on Landslides

8.       Tayyebi, Saeid Moussavi; Pastor, Manuel; Hernandez, Andrei; Gao, Lingang; Stickle, Miguel Martin; Yifru, Ashenafi Lulseged. (2022) Two-Phase Two-Layer Depth-Integrated SPH-FD Model: Application to Lahars and Debris Flows. Land

9.       Vicari, Hervé; Tran, Quoc Anh; Nordal, Steinar; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2022) MPM modelling of debris flow entrainment and interaction with an upstream flexible barrier. Landslides. Journal of the International Consortium on Landslides

10.   Oguz, Emir Ahmet; Depina, Ivan; Myhre, Bård; Devoli, Graziella; Rustad, Helge; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2022) IoT-based hydrological monitoring of water-induced landslides: a case study in central Norway. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment

11.   Du, Jianting; Choi, Clarence Edward; Yu, Jiantao; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2022) Mechanisms of Submarine Debris Flow Growth. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Earth Surface. volum 127 (3).

12.   Amundsen, Helene Alexandra; Emdal, Arnfinn; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2021) A new method for storage of block samples: A pilot study. Géotechnique Letters. volum 11 (3).

13.   Chandel, Anoopsingh; Singh, Mahendra; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2021) Retrogressive Failure of Reservoir Rim Sandy Slopes Induced by Steady-State Seepage Condition. Indian Geotechnical Journal (IGJ). volum 51 (4).

14.   Oguz, Emir Ahmet; Depina, Ivan; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2021) Effects of soil heterogeneity on susceptibility of shallow landslides. Landslides. Journal of the International Consortium on Landslides. volum 19.

15.   Tayyebi, Saeid Moussavi; Pastor, Manuel; Yifru, Ashenafi Lulseged; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Stickle, Miguel Martin. (2021) Two-phase SPH-FD depth-integrated model for debris flows: Application to basal grid brakes. Géotechnique.

16.   Vicari, Hervè; Ng, C.W.W.; Nordal, Steinar; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; De Silva, W.A. Roanga K.; Liu, Haiming; Choi, Clarence E.. (2021) The effects of upstream flexible barrier on the debris flow entrainment and impact dynamics on a terminal barrier. Canadian geotechnical journal (Print). volum 59 (6).

17.   Amundsen, Helene Alexandra; Emdal, Arnfinn; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2020) Field and laboratory study of stress relief due to unloading in block samples of sensitive clay. Géotechnique. volum 70 (6).

18.   Depina, Ivan; Oguz, Emir Ahmet; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2020) Novel Bayesian framework for calibration of spatially distributed physical-based landslide prediction models. Computers and geotechnics. volum 125.

19.   Godoy Leiva, Cristian Andres; Depina, Ivan; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2020) Application of machine learning to the identification of quick and highly sensitive clays from cone penetration tests. Journal of Zhejiang University: Science A. volum 21 (6).

20.   Amundsen, Helene Alexandra; Emdal Arnfinn, Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh.(2019)  Field and laboratory study of stress relief due to unloading in block samples of sensitive clay. (accepted for publication), in print. (tidskrift Nivå 2)

21.   Amundsen, Helene Alexandra; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh.  Storage Duration Effects on Soft Clay Samples. Geotechnical Testing Journal 2018 ;Volume 42.(2)

22.   Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Nordal, Steinar; Gioacchino, Viggiani; Charrier, Pacal.  Shear bands in undrained plane strain compression of Norwegian quick clays. Canadian geotechnical journal (Print) 2018 ;Volume 55.(1) p. 45-56 NTNU  (Tidskrift Nivå 2)

23.   Yifru, Ashenafi Lulseged; Laache, Emilie; Norem, Harald Anders; Nordal, Steinar; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh.  Laboratory investigation of performance of a screen type debris-flow countermeasure. HKIE Transactions 2018 ;Volume 25.(2) p. 129-144

24.   Amundsen, Helene A.; Jønland, Jan; Emdal, Arnfinn; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. An attempt to monitor pore pressure changes in a block sample during and after sampling. Geotechnique Letters 2017 ;Volume 7.(2) p. 119-128 NTNU  (Tidskrift Nivå 2)

25.   Amundsen, Helene Alexandra; Jønland, Jan; Emdal, Arnfinn; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Won, J. Y.; Greenwood, J. D.; Contreras, I. A.; Hernandez-Martinez, Francisco Gabriel. Discussion: An attempt to monitor pore pressure changes in a block sample during and after sampling. Geotechnique Letters 2017 ;Volume 7.(4) p. 352-355 (Tidskrift Nivå 2)

26.   Thakur V (2014) “Can we assess the effect of storage time on fine-grained soil samples?” Invited Editororial paper, International Journal of Environmental Geotechnics, Volum 1 issue 4 pp 

 

27.   Thakur V and Degago S (2014) ”Quickness test approach for assessment of flow slide potentials” Geotechnical Engineering Journal of the SEAGS and AGSSEA: Physical Modelling in Geotechnical Engineering, March Volume 45, pp 45-55.

28.   Thakur V and Degago S (2013) “Disintegration of soft sensitive clays” Géotechnique Letters, Volume 3, issue 1, pp 21-25.

29.   Thakur V (2013) "Orientation of locally drained shear bands in contractant clays” International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Volume 7, Nr. 3, pp 311-317.

30.   Thakur V and Degago S (2012) “Quickness of sensitive clays” Geotechnique Letters. Vol. 2, pp 87-95.

31.   Thakur V (2012) “Groundwater leakage induced subsidences into tunnels” Indian Geotechnical Journal by Springer. Vol 42 (1), pp 37-48.

32.   Thakur V (2011) “Numerically observed shear bands in soft sensitive clays” Geomechanics and Geoengineering: an international Journal. Vol. 5, pp 532-546.

33.   Thakur V K S and Singh D N (2007) "Evaluation of various Pedo transfer function to developing soil water characteristics curve of a silty soil." Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM. Volume 30, issue 1 pp .1-6.

34.   Thakur, V K S, Sreedeep, S and Singh, D N (2006) "Laboratory Investigations on Extremely High Suction Measurements for Fine-grained Soils." Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. 24(3) pp. 565-578. (Tidskrift nivå 2)

35.   Thakur V K S, S  Sreedeep and Singh D N (2006) Closure to “Parameters Affecting Soil Water Characteristic Curves of Fine-Grained Soils.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 132, No. 11, pp.1510-1511. (Tidskrift nivå 2)

36.   Thakur V (2006) “Rate independent elastoplastic analysis of strain localization in soft sensitive clays” Elctronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering

37.   Thakur V K S and Singh D N (July-2005) "Rapid Determination of Swelling Pressure of Clay Minerals." Journal of Testing and Evaluation, ASTM. Volume 33, issue 4 pp .239-245.

38.   Thakur V K S, Singh D N and S  Sreedeep,(2005) “Parameters Affecting Soil Water Characteristic Curves of Fine-Grained Soils.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 131, No. 4, pp.521-524.

39.   Thakur V , Nordal S, and Grimsad G (2005) “Phenomenological issues related to strain softening in sensitive clays” International Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. Published online.

40.   Thakur Vikas and Kala Uday (2019) “Landslides and Mitigations”. Keynote paper at 53rd Indian Geotechnical Conference. Surat, India.

41.   Emir Ahmet Oguz, Kate Robinson, Ivan Depina, Vikas Thakur (2019) IoT-based strategies for risk management of rainfall induced landslides: A review. Accepted for publication. 7th International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk, Taiwan.

42.   Vicari Herve, Yifru Ashenafi, Nordal Steinar Thakur Vikas (2019). Debris flow modelling using flumes. European Geosciences Union EGU. Vienna, 6th April.

43.   Ivan Depina, Emir Ahmet Oguz and Vikas Thakur(2019)Learning about Uncertain Predictions of Rainfall-Induced Landslides from Observed Slope Performance. Accepted for publication. 7th International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk, Taiwan.

44.   Yifru A, Vicari H, Nordal S, Thakur V (2019) Laboratory investigation of the impact force of debris flow on a passable structure. Accepted for publication in XVII European Conference on. Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering Reykjavik Iceland.

45.   Kim, Jihwan; Liu, Zhongqiang; Lacasse, Suzanne; Nordal, Steinar; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh (2019).  Runout of Flow Landslides. I: Geotechnics for Natural and Engineered Sustainable Technologies (GeoNEst). Springer 2018 ISBN 978-981-10-7721-0. p. 433-445. (Key note paper)

46.   Liu, Zhongqiang; Lacasse, Suzanne; Nadim, Farrokh; L Heureux, Jean-Sebastien; Jihwan, Kim; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh.  Modelling of landslide runout in sensitive clays. 7th Canadian Geohazards Conference. Geohazards 7; 2018-06-03 - 2018-06-06. (Key note paper)

47.   Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Degago, Samson Abate. Recommended Practice for Soft Clay Characterization with a focus on settlement and stability analysis. Indian Geotechnical Conference; 2018-12-12 - 2018-12-15. (Key note paper)

48.   Yifru, Ashenafi Lulseged; Pradhar, Rocy Nhuchher; Nordal, Steinar; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh.  Preliminary study of debris flow impact force on a circular pillar. I: Physical Modelling in Geotechnics. CRC Press 2018 ISBN 978-1-138-55975-2. p. 1105-1110

49.   Amundsen, Helene A.; Dang, Helena; Adamson, Matthew; Emdal, Arnfinn; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. A New Laboratory Procedure to Study Stress Relief in Soil Samples. I: Landslides in Sensitive Clays - From Research to Implementation. Springer 2017 ISBN 978- 3-319-56486-9.  s. 121-132NTNU

50.   Grue, Ragnhild Håøy; Issler, Dieter; L'Heureux, Jean-Sébastien;  Thakur,  Vikas  Kumar  Singh. Viscometric Tests of Sensitive Clay from Byneset, Norway, and Fit to the Herschel– Bulkley Model. I: Landslides in Sensitive Clays - From Research  to  Implementation.  Springer 2017 ISBN 978-3-319-56486-9. s. 155-166 NGI   NTNU

51.   Strand, Stein-Are; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; L'Heureux,  Jean-Sébastien;  Lacasse,  Suzanne; Karlsrud, Kjell; Nyheim, Trude; Aunaas, Kristian Vågen; Ottesen, Hanne Bratlie; Gjelsvik, Vidar; Fauskerud, Odd Arne; Sandven, Rolf; Rosenquist af Åkershult, Anders. Runout of Landslides in Sensitive Clays. I: Landslides in Sensitive Clays - From Research to Implementation. Springer 2017 ISBN 978-3-319-56486-9. s. 289-300 NGI   NTNU

52.   Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Gjelsvik, Vidar; Fauskerud, Odd Arne; Christensen, Stein Olav; Oset, Frode; Viklund, Margareta; Strand, Stein-Are. Recommended Practice for the Use of Strength Anisotropy Factors in Stability Calculations. I: Landslides in Sensitive Clays - From Research to Implementation. Springer 2017 ISBN 978-3-319-56486-9. s.    249-258

53.   Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; L'Heureux, Jean-Sébastien; Locat,  Ariane.  Landslide  in Sensitive Clays – From Research to Implementation. I: Landslides in Sensitive Clays - From Research to Implementation. Springer 2017 ISBN 978-3-319-56486-9. s.   1-11

54.   Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; L'Heureux, Jean-Sébastien; Locat,   Ariane. Landslides in Sensitive Clays - From Research to Implementation. Springer 2017 (ISBN 978-3-319-56486-9) ;Volum 46.603 s. Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research(1)

55.   Thakur V (2016) “ Characterisation of soft clays for engineering design  purposes.  51st  Indian Geotechnical Conference.  Invited lecture

56.   Thakur V (2016) “Back claulation of flow slides in Norway”. International Conference on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering. Bengaluru, India Invited  Lecture.

57.   Thakur V (2016) “Landslide in sensitive clays: some assessment and mitigation strategies. Special lecture during the Nordic Geotechnical Meeting in Iceland, May   26th.

58.   Thakur V , Fauskerud OA, Gjelsvik V, Christensen S, Oset F, Viklund M, Stran SA, Nordal S (2016) “A procedure for the assessment of undrained shear strength profile in softr clays. Nordic Geotechnical Meeting in Iceland, May  26th.

59.   Dolva B K and V Thakur (2016) " Towards a robust  transportation  infrastructure  in  Norway to respond the extreme weather events". Submitted to  Transport  Research  Board, January  2016, Washington.

60.   Thakur V , (2016) “Assessment of undrained shear strength of  soft clays using  the  field  and laboratory testing methods. Theme lecture during the 50th Indian Geotechnical Conference, Pune, December  14th.

61.   Thakur V (2014) “Can we assess the effect of storage time on fine-grained soil samples?” Invited Editororial paper, International Journal of Environmental Geotechnics, Volum  1 issue 4 pp

62.   Thakur V and Degago S (2014) ”Quickness test approach for assessment of flow slide potentials” Geotechnical Engineering Journal of the SEAGS and  AGSSEA:  Physical  Modelling in Geotechnical Engineering, March Volume 45, pp   45-55.

63.   Thakur V and Degago S (2013) “Disintegration of soft sensitive clays” Géotechnique  Letters, Volume 3, issue 1, pp  21-25.

64.   Thakur V (2013) "Orientation of locally drained shear bands in contractant clays” International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Volume 7, Nr. 3, pp   311-317.

65.   Thakur V and Niggusie D (2014) "Run out of sensitive clay debris: significance of the flow behavior of sensitive clays”.Geotechnical Engineering Journal of the SEAGS and AGSSEA: Physical Modelling in Geotechnical Engineering, September   issue.

66.   Thakur V and Degago S  (2012)  “Quickness of sensitive clays” Geotechnique Letters. Vol.   2, pp 87-95.

67.   Thakur V (2012) “Groundwater leakage induced subsidences into tunnels” Indian Geotechnical Journal by Springer. Vol 42 (1), pp   37-48.

68.   Thakur V and Degago S (2015) " UNDERSTANDING THE DISINTEGRATION PROCESS IN SENSITIVE CLAYS USING REMOLDING ENERGY CONCEPT". 15th Pan America Conference, Argentina. November 2015. (accepted).

69.   Amundsen H, Thakur V and Emdal A (2015) " Comparison of the sample assessment methods applied to oedometer test results". 15th Pan America Conference, Argentina. November 2015.

70.   Thakur V, Gylland A, Sandven R and Degago S (2015) " In-situ measurement of remolding energy of sensitive clay" GeoQuebec, Quebec, September 2015 (accepted).

71.   Amundsen H, Sandven R, Emdal A and  Thakur V (2015) " On engineering characterisation of a low plastic sensitive soft clay". GeoQuebec, Quebec, September 2015 (accepted).

72.   Thakur V , Niggusie D, Degago S (2014) A preliminary study of rheological models for run-out distance modelling of sensitive clay debris.  Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, pp 115-120.

73.   Thakur V, Degago S (2014) Remolding Energy as indicator to identify flow slides. 14th International Conference on Advances on Computational Methods and Geomechanics. Kyoto, Japan.

74.   Thakur V , Niggusie D, Degago S (2014) A preliminary study of rheological models for run-out distance modelling of sensitive clay debris.  Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, pp 115-120.

75.   Thakur V (2014) Experimentally observed shear bands in a Scandinavian soft clay subjected to an undrained shearing under the plane strain condition. 14th International Conference on Advances on Computational Methods and Geomechanics. Kyoto, Japan.

76.   Thakur V and Amundsen K (2014) Storage effects on fine-grained soils. Indian Geotechnical Conference, Kakinada, India.

77.   Thakur V and Dolva B K (2014) ” Challges related to Transportation Infrastructures on sloping terrain consists of soft clays”. Transport Research Arena, TRA, ID 19762.

78.   Thakur V, Degago S A, Oset F, Dolva B K and Aabøe R (2013) A new approach to assess the potential for flow slide in sensitive clays. Une nouvelle approche pour évaluer le potentiel de Coulée dans les argiles sensibles. International conference on soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering, ISSMGE, Paris, France, pp 2265-2269.

79.   Thakur V (2012) “ Infrastructures on soft sensitive clays: some aspects related to the flow behaviour of remoulded materials”. Asiafuge-2012. (Invited speaker)

80.   Thakur V and Degago S (2012) “Utbredelse av skred i sensitive leirer” Proccedings of Quick clay workshop, ISBN: 978-82-410-0821-4, pp 139-153.

81.   Thakur V (2012) “Field observation on generation and dissipation of pore pressure during lime cement stabilisation”. Indian Geotechnical Conference, New Delhi, Dec. 2012, pp 343-346.

82.   Thakur V, Oset F, Degago S A, Berg P O, Aabøe R, Wiig T, Elisabeth E D, Lyche E, Sæter M B, Robsrud A (2011) “A critical apprisal on the definition of Brittle clays”. Nordic Geotechnical Meeting. Copenhagen, May 2012. (Special lecture)

83.   Thakur V, Oset F, Degago S Aabøe R,  Watn A (2012) “Transportation Infrastructure on Soft sensitive clay:Some essential aspects and examples. Second International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics, Japan, pp 836-842.

84.   Thakur V, Oset F, Aabøe R, Wiig T, Elisabeth E D, Lyche E (2012) “A critical review of the definition of Brittle clays adopted in Norwegian practice”.2nd International Conference on Landslides, ISL, Banff, Canada.

85.   Taurisano A, Lyche E, Thakur V, T. Wiig T, Øvrelid K, Devoli G (2012) Ethical questions in landslide management and risk reduction in Norway. Geophysical Research Abstract Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 14, EGU2012-9375-1.

86.   Thakur, V., Degago S. A., Oset, F., Aabøe, R., Dolva, B.K., Aunaas, K., Nyheim, T., Lyche, E., Jensen, O. A., Sæter, M. B., Robsrud, A. , Viklund, M. , and Nigussie, D. (2013):  Characterisation of post-failure movements of landslides in soft sensitive clays. Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research by Springer, pp 91-103. (to appear in sept. 2013)

87.   Thakur V.,  Kornbrekke H A, Jostad H P and Degago s (2013) “How well do we understand strain softening response of soft sensitive clays at laboratory strain levels”. Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research by Springer, pp 291-303. (to appear in sept. 2013)

88.   Oset, F., Thakur, V., Aunaas, K., Dolva, B.K.,  Sæter, M. B., Robsrud, A. , Viklund, M. , Nyheim, T., Lyche, E., and Jensen, O. A., (2013): Regulatory framework for road and railway construction on the soft sensitive clays of Norway. Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research by Springer (to appear in sept. 2013)

89.   Jostad H.P., Fornes, P. and Thakur, V. (2013): Effect of strain-softening in design of fills in gently inclined areas with soft sensitive clays.  Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research by Springer (to appear in sept. 2013)

90.   Engelsen Christian John, Arora V , Gedam V ,Sandeep K , Mullick A K , Srinivasan I , Myrdal R ,Labhasetwar P K , Reknes K , Justnes H , Thakur V (2011) “The Indo-Norwegian Project on Alternative Materials in Cement and Concrete – Systematic Accumulation of Material Properties” Proceedings of the 12th NCB International Seminar on Cement and Building Materials, pp 347-350.

91.   Thakur V (2011) “Numerically observed shear bands  in  soft  sensitive  clays” Geomechanics and Geoengineering: an international Journal. Vol. 5, pp    532-546.

92.   Thakur V K S and Singh D N (2007) "Evaluation of various Pedo transfer function to developing soil water characteristics curve of a silty soil." Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM. Volume 30, issue 1 pp  .1-6.

93.   Thakur, V K S, Sreedeep, S and Singh, D N (2006) "Laboratory Investigations on Extremely High Suction Measurements for Fine-grained Soils." Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. 24(3) pp.  565-578.

94.   Thakur V K S, S Sreedeep and Singh D N (2006) Closure  to “Parameters Affecting Soil  Water Characteristic Curves of Fine-Grained Soils.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geo- environmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 132, No. 11,   pp.1510-1511.

95.   Thakur V (2006) “Rate independent elastoplastic analysis of strain localization in soft sensitive clays” Electronic Journal of Geotechnical   Engineering

96.   Thakur V K S and Singh D N (July-2005) "Rapid Determination of Swelling Pressure of Clay Minerals." Journal of Testing and Evaluation, ASTM. Volume 33, issue    4 pp .239-245.

97.   Thakur V K S, Singh D N and S Sreedeep,(2005) “Parameters Affecting Soil Water Characteristic Curves of Fine-Grained Soils.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geo- environmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 131, No. 4,   pp.521-524.

98.   Thakur V , Nordal S, and Grimsad G (2005) “Phenomenological issues related to strain softening in sensitive clays” International Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering.  Published online.

99.   Christian J. Engelsen, Roar Myrdal, Vikas Thakur, Harald Justnes and Kåre Helge Karstensen (2009) “Current status  of the framework for environmental impact assessment   in Europe regarding cement based materials” 11th NCB Seminar, India On Cement and Building Materials, 17-20 November 2009, New Delhi,   India.

100.        C J Engelsen, P K Labhasetwar, S C Sharma, K. Nath P, K Reknes, A K Mullick, P Fidjestøl, P Brevik, R Myrdal, H Justnes and V Thakur (2009)“Environmental friendly strategy for Waste Management in India Utilising Cement and Concrete Production Technology – Indo Norwegian BILATERAL initiative” 11th NCB Seminar, India On Cement and Building Materials, 17-20 November 2009, New Delhi, India (Best paper award)

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