Background and activities

Research topics:

  • Various projects concerning soil modelling. This includes:
    • Modelling and understanding creep in soft clays and other aspects of soil behaviour.
    • Development and implementation of a number of soil models, including the NGI-ADP model that is now part of a commercial finite element program (
  •  Progressive failure in sensitive clays. This includes:
    • Work with the implementation of a regularisation technique for modelling of brittle material behaviour in finite element calculations
    • Back calculations to landslides involving quick clay

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Bjerre, Jesper; Rønningen, Jon Abusland; Grimstad, Gustav; Nordal, Steinar. (2018) Effective Stress based Model for Natural Soft Clays incorporating Restructuration. Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering IX: Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering (NUMGE 2018), June 25-27, 2018, Porto, Portugal.