Background and activities

My current 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
 
 
Official Appointments
 

Year

Roll

Institution

2012- 2016

Member of  committee for Eurocode 7 - SN/ k066 – geotechnical evaluations

Standard Norway

2010 –Onwards

Expert Advisory Member

of the INDNOR (Indo-Norwegian) Program committee

Research Council of Norway

2012-2014

Leader, Sub-project: Slope Stability and landslide challenges in sensitive soft clays

A National R&D program on Natural Hazards-Infrastructure, Flood and Slide”

www.naturfare.no

 

By Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), Norwegian National Railways Administration (NNRA) and NPRA

 

2012-2014

Leader of the governing board of Geotechnical Association in Trondheim

Geotechnical Association in Trondheim

2011-2012

Participant – Global Future

Leader development program by NHO.

Courses at the Norwegian Business Management School (BI) in Trondheim

The confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO)

2008- 2011

Project Coordinator

BILAT-INDIA Project

SINTEF Building and Infrastructure

2009- onwards

Officially appointed examiner

 

University College Sogn and Fjordane

 

Editor, review works and International advisory works

1.      Associate Editor of the International Journal- Environmental Geotechnics by the ICE publishing house. (http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/content/serial/envgeo) 2013 - 2016.

2.      Editor - Conference proceeding  on “ Landslide in sensitive clays – A national level initiative» (Kvikkleire- en nasjonal satsing på sikkerhet i kvikkleireomåder”) in 2012 Trondheim, Norway ISBN- 978-82-410-0821-4 (120 pages)

3.      Chairman of the 2nd International workshop in landslide in sensitive clays to be arranged in Norway in 2017.

4.      Member of International Scientific Committees/International Advisory Committee- 2nd  International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (2nd ICTG), 2013, Hokkaido, Japan

5.      Member of International Scientific Committees/International Advisory Committee- 14th 3rd International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (3rd ICTG), 04-07 September 2016, Guimarães - Portugal

6.      Co-Chair: Indo-Norwegian conference (2008) “Waste Management in India”, New Delhi, India

7.      Co-Chair: Indo-Norwegian Conference- 2010 “Environmental Friendly Strategy Related to Waste Management in India utilising Cement and Concrete Production Technology”, NEERI, Nagpur, India

8.      Co-Chair: Indo-Norwegian Conference- 2011 “Sustainable Application of mineral wastes”, New Delhi, India

9.      Review work related to several Journals including ASTM-Geotechnical Testing Journal, Springer journal KSCE (Korean Society for Civil Engineers), Environmental Geotechnics by ICE.

10.  Member of International Scientific Committees/International Advisory Committee- 14th IACMAG (2014), International workshop on landslides in Sensitive clays (IWLSC, 2013), 13th IACMAG (2012), 7th NUMGE (2010)

11.  Member of International Scientific Committees/International Advisory Committee- 12th IACMAG (2008), Goa, India

12.  Member of International Scientific Committees/International Advisory Committee- 13th IACMAG (2011), Melbourne, Australia

13.  Member of International Scientific Committees/International Advisory Committee- 14th IACMAG (2014), Kyoto, Japan

14.  Member of International Scientific Committees/International Advisory Committee- 1st International workshop on landslides in Sensitive clays (IWLSC, 2013), Quebec, Canada

15.  Member of International Scientific Committees/International Advisory Committee- 7th I

European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering,NUMGE (2010), Trondheim, Norway

16.  Reviewer - 12th IACMAG (2008), Goa, India

17.  Reviewer - 13th IACMAG (2011), Melbourne, Australia

18.  Reviewer -- 14th IACMAG (2014), Kyoto, Japan

19.  Reviewer - 1st International workshop on landslides in Sensitive clays (IWLSC, 2013), Quebec, Canada

20.  Reviewer - 2nd  International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (2nd ICTG), 2013, Hokkaido, Japan

21.  Reviewer – Transport Research Arena, 2014, Paris, France

Scientific, academic and artistic work

Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database

2021

  • Amundsen, Helene Alexandra; Emdal, Arnfinn; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2021) A new method for storage of block samples: pilot study. Géotechnique Letters. vol. 11 (3).
  • 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).
  • Oguz, Emir Ahmet; Robinson, Katherine Emily; Depina, Ivan; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2021) Experimental and Numerical Investigation of One-Dimensional Infiltration into Unsaturated Soil. Challenges and Innovations in Geomechanics: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of IACMAG - Volume 1.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Robinson, Katherine Emily; Oguz, Emir Ahmet; Depina, Ivan; Pathania, Ankush; Kumar, Praveen; Chaturvedi, Prateek; Uday, Kala Venkat; Dutt, Varun. (2021) Early Warning of Water-Triggered Landslides. Indian Geotechnical Conference 2019.
  • Vicari, Hervè; Nordal, Steinar; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2021) The Significance of Entrainment on Debris Flow Modelling: The Case of Hunnedalen, Norway. Challenges and Innovations in Geomechanics.

2020

2019

  • Depina, Ivan; Oguz, Emir Ahmet; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2019) Learning about Uncertain Predictions of Rainfall-Induced Landslides from Observed Slope Performance. Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk (ISGSR 2019).
  • Oguz, Emir Ahmet; Robinson, Katherine Emily; Depina, Ivan; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2019) IoT-Based Strategies for Risk Management of Rainfall-Induced Landslides: A Review. Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk (ISGSR 2019).
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Robinson, Katherine Emily; Oguz, Emir Ahmet; Depina, Ivan; Pathania, Ankush; Kumar, Praveen; Chaturvedi, Prateek; Kala, Uday Venkat; Dutt, Varun. (2019) Early Warning of Water-Triggered Landslides. Indian Geotechnical Conference . SVNIT Surat; Surat. 2019-12-19 - 2019-12-21.
  • Vicari, Hervè; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Nordal, Steinar. (2019) Laboratory scale modelling of debris flows. EGU General Assembly 2019 . European Geosciences Union EGU; Vienna. 2019-04-07 - 2019-04-12.
  • Yifru, Ashenafi Lulseged; Vicari, Hervè; Nordal, Steinar; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2019) Laboratory investigation of the impact force of debris flow on a passable structure. ECSMGE 2019 - XVII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering . Icelandic Geotechnical Society IGS; Reykjavik. 2019-09-01 - 2019-09-06.

2018

  • Amundsen, Helene Alexandra; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2018) Storage Duration Effects on Soft Clay Samples. Geotechnical Testing Journal. vol. 42 (2).
  • Kim, Jihwan; Liu, Zhongqiang; Lacasse, Suzanne; Nordal, Steinar; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2018) Runout of Flow Landslides. Geotechnics for Natural and Engineered Sustainable Technologies (GeoNEst).
  • Liu, Zhongqiang; Lacasse, Suzanne; Nadim, Farrokh; L Heureux, Jean-Sebastien; Jihwan, Kim; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2018) Modelling of landslide runout in sensitive clays. 7th Canadian Geohazards Conference. Geohazards 7 . Canadian Geotechnical Society; Canmore. 2018-06-03 - 2018-06-06.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2018) IIT Mandi, NDMA organize training program on Landslide Mitigation and DPR Preparation. https://www.thenewshimachal.com/2018/09/iit-mandi-ndma-organ [Avis]. 2018-09-01.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2018) Landslide Risk Management with a focus on Early Warning Systems. International Workshop on Landslide Analysis and Mitigation . Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee; Roorkee. 2018-12-07 - 2018-12-07.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2018) Landslide Risk Management: Norwegian Perspective. Academic visit . Indian Institute of Hyderabad; Hyderabad. 2018-07-11 - 2018-07-11.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2018) Landslide Risk Management: Norwegian Practice. visit . Jamia Univeristy Delhi; Delhi. 2018-10-26 - 2018-10-26.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2018) Landslide types, triggering mechanism and instability. Course on Landslide Mitigation and Detailed Project Report (DPR) Preparation. . India Institute of Technology Mandi; Mandi. 2018-08-27 - 2018-08-27.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2018) Lecture on Landslide Mitigation (structural and non-structural). Course on Landslide Mitigation and Detailed Project Report (DPR) Preparation. . India Institute of Technology Mandi; Mandi. 2018-08-30 - 2018-08-30.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2018) Lecture on Landslide Risk Management. Course on Landslide Mitigation and Detailed Project Report (DPR) Preparation. . India Institute of Technology Mandi; Mandi. 2018-08-31 - 2018-08-31.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2018) Lecture on Landslide mobility. Course on Landslide Mitigation and Detailed Project Report (DPR) Preparation. . India Institute of Technology Mandi; Mandi. 2018-08-28 - 2018-08-28.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2018) NDMA concludes training on Landslide Mitigation & DPR Preparation. NDMA concludes training on Landslide Mitigation & DPR Prepar [Avis]. 2018-09-01.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2018) Recommended practice for soft clay characterisation with a focus on settlement and stability analysis. Indian Geotechnical Conference . Indian Institute of Science; Bangalore. 2018-12-12 - 2018-12-15.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2018) Sample disturbances in soft clay samples. Academic visit . Indian Institute of Science; Bangalore. 2018-04-26 - 2018-04-26.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2018) Training Programme on Landslide Mitigation. Training Programme on Landslide Mitigation . India Institute of Technology Mandi; Mandi. 2018-11-12 - 2018-11-15.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Degago, Samson Abate. (2018) Recommended Practice for Soft Clay Characterization with a focus on settlement and stability analysis. Indian Geotechnical Conference . Indian Institute of Science; Bangalore. 2018-12-12 - 2018-12-15.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Nordal, Steinar; Gioacchino, Viggiani; Charrier, Pacal. (2018) Shear bands in undrained plane strain compression of Norwegian quick clays. Canadian geotechnical journal (Print). vol. 55 (1).
  • Yifru, Ashenafi Lulseged; Laache, Emilie; Norem, Harald Anders; Nordal, Steinar; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2018) Laboratory investigation of performance of a screen type debris-flow countermeasure. HKIE Transactions. vol. 25 (2).
  • Yifru, Ashenafi Lulseged; Pradhar, Rocy Nhuchher; Nordal, Steinar; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2018) Preliminary study of debris flow impact force on a circular pillar. Physical Modelling in Geotechnics.

2017

  • Amundsen, Helene A.; Dang, Helena; Adamson, Matthew; Emdal, Arnfinn; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2017) A New Laboratory Procedure to Study Stress Relief in Soil Samples. Landslides in Sensitive Clays - From Research to Implementation.
  • Amundsen, Helene A.; Jønland, Jan; Emdal, Arnfinn; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2017) An attempt to monitor pore pressure changes in a block sample during and after sampling. Géotechnique Letters. vol. 7 (2).
  • Amundsen, Helene Alexandra; Jønland, Jan; Emdal, Arnfinn; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Won, J. Y.; Greenwood, J. D.; Contreras, I. A.; Hernandez-Martinez, Francisco Gabriel. (2017) Discussion: An attempt to monitor pore pressure changes in a block sample during and after sampling. Géotechnique Letters. vol. 7 (4).
  • Amundsen, Helene Alexandra; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2017) Effects of storage on 54 mm piston samples of soft sensitive clay. Unearth the Future, Connect beyond. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Depina, Ivan; Ulmke, Cecilia Antoniet; Boumezerane, Djamalddine; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2017) Bayesian Updating of Uncertainties in the Stability Analysis of Natural Slopes in Sensitive Clays. Landslides in Sensitive Clays - From Research to Implementation.
  • Fornes, Petter; Bihs, Hans; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Nordal, Steinar. (2017) IMPLEMENTATION OF NON-NEWTONIAN RHEOLOGY FOR DEBRIS FLOW SIMULATION WITH REEF3D. Proceedings of the IAHR World Congress.
  • Grue, Ragnhild Håøy; Issler, Dieter; L'Heureux, Jean-Sébastien; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2017) Viscometric Tests of Sensitive Clay from Byneset, Norway, and Fit to the Herschel–Bulkley Model. Landslides in Sensitive Clays - From Research to Implementation.
  • 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. (2017) Runout of Landslides in Sensitive Clays. Landslides in Sensitive Clays - From Research to Implementation.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Degago, Samson Abate. (2017) Role of remolding energy in the post failure movements of landslides. Unearth the Future, Connect beyond. Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Gjelsvik, Vidar; Fauskerud, Odd Arne; Christensen, Stein Olav; Oset, Frode; Viklund, Margareta; Strand, Stein-Are. (2017) Recommended Practice for the Use of Strength Anisotropy Factors in Stability Calculations. Landslides in Sensitive Clays - From Research to Implementation.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; L'Heureux, Jean-Sébastien; Locat, Ariane. (2017) Landslide in Sensitive Clays – From Research to Implementation. Landslides in Sensitive Clays - From Research to Implementation.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; L'Heureux, Jean-Sébastien; Locat, Ariane. (2017) Landslides in Sensitive Clays - From Research to Implementation. Springer. 2017. ISBN 978-3-319-56486-9. Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research (1).
  • Tran, Quoc Anh; Solowski, Wojciech; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Karstunen, Minna. (2017) Modelling of the Quickness Test of Sensitive Clays Using the Generalized Interpolation Material Point Method. Springer. 2017. ISBN 978-3-319-56486-9.
  • Yifru, Ashenafi Lulseged; Degago, Samson Abate; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2017) Back-calculation of the Byneset Flow Slide Using the Voellmy Rheology. Landslides in Sensitive Clays - From Research to Implementation.