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

2017

2016

  • Amundsen, Helene A.; Thakur, Vikas; Emdal, Arnfinn. (2016) Sample disturbances in block samples on low plastic soft clays. Proceedings of the 17th Nordic Geotechnical Meeting.
  • Amundsen, Helene Alexandra; Emdal, Arnfinn Johannes; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2016) Engineering characterization of a leached marine clay using Sherbrooke block samples. In pursuit of best practice - Conference proceedings.
  • Dolva, Bjørn Kristoffer; Petkovic, Gordana; Øvrelid, Kari; Øydvin, Eli K; Humstad, Tore; Myrabø, Steinar; Aunaas, Kristian; Vikund, Margareta; Thakur, Vikas. (2016) Interdepartmental Research Programme on Natural Hazards: Infrastructure, Floods and Slides (NIFS). Natural disasters and societal safety.

2015

  • Amundsen, Helene A.; Emdal, Arnfinn; Sandven, Rolf; Thakur, Vikas. (2015) On engineering characterisation of a low plastic sensitive soft clay. GeoQuebec2015 - Challenges from North to South.
  • Amundsen, Helene A.; Thakur, Vikas; Emdal, Arnfinn. (2015) Comparison of Two Sample Quality Assessment Methods Applied to Oedometer Test Results. Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials.
  • Frode, Oset; Nordal, Steinar; Thakur, Vikas. (2015) Valg av karakteristisk cuA – profil basert på felt – og laboratorieundersøkelser. 2015. ISBN 978-82-410-1028-6.
  • Thakur, Vikas. (2015) Can we assess the effect of storage time on fine-grained soil samples?. Environmental Geotechnics. vol. 2 (4).
  • Thakur, Vikas. (2015) INTERPRETATION OF UNDRAINED SHEAR STRENGTH OF SOFT MARINE CLAY DEPOSITS BASED ON LABORATORY AND IN-SITU TESTING METHODS. 50th Indian Geotechnical Conference . Indian Geotechnical Society; Pune. 2015-12-17 - 2015-12-19.
  • Thakur, Vikas. (2015) INTERPRETATION OF UNDRAINED SHEAR STRENGTH OF SOFT MARINE CLAY DEPOSITS BASED ON LABORATORY AND IN-SITU TESTING METHODS. Conference Proceedings for 50th Indian Geotechnical Conference.
  • Thakur, Vikas. (2015) In-situ determination of disintegration energy of sensitiv clays. 68 th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 7 th Canadian Permafrost Conference . Canadian Geotechnical Society; Quebec. 2015-11-20 - 2015-11-23.
  • Thakur, Vikas. (2015) Introduction to Geo-environmental engineering. GIAN course on Modern Geotechnical Engineering . National Institute of Technology Raipur; Raipur. 2015-12-25 - 2015-12-25.

2014

  • Jostad, Hans Petter; Fornes, Petter; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2014) Effect of Strain-Softening in Design of Fills on Gently Inclined Areas with Soft Sensitive Clays. Landslides in Sensitive Clays - From Geosciences to Risk Management.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Degago, Samson Abate. (2014) Quickness test approach for assessment of flow slide potentials. Geotechnical Engineering. vol. 45 (1).
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Degago, Samson Abate; Oset, Frode; Aabøe, Roald; Dolva, B.K.; Aunaas, Kristian Vågen; Nyheim, T.; Lyche, Einar; Jensen, O.A.; Sæter, M.B.; Robsrud, A; Viklund, M; Nigussie, Daniel; L'Heureux, Jean-Sébastien. (2014) Characterization of Post-failure Movements of Landslides. Landslides in Sensitive Clays - From Geosciences to Risk Management.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Jostad, Hans Petter; Kornbrekke, Helene A.; Degago, Samson Abate. (2014) How Well Do We Understand the Undrained Strain Softening Response in Soft Sensitive Clays?. Landslides in Sensitive Clays - From Geosciences to Risk Management.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Nigussie, Daniel; Degago, Samson Abate. (2014) A preliminary study of rheological models for run-out distance modelling of sensitive clay debris. Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering: Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, Delft, The Netherlands, 18-20 June 2014.

2013

2012

  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Degago, Samson Abate. (2012) Quickness of sensitive clays. Geotechnique Letters. vol. 2 (3).

2008

  • Bæverfjord, Maj Gøril Glåmen; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2008) The Verdal and Rissa landslides - Application of case histories in education. 6th Int Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering ; Arlington. 2008-08-11 - 2008-08-16.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Bæverfjord, Maj Gøril Glåmen; Grande, Lars Olav. (2008) Pile movements induced instability of engineered slopes. 12th Int Conference of International Assoc for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics . IACMAG; Goa. 2008-10-01 - 2008-10-06.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Nordal, Steinar; Stijacic, Alexander; Jostad, Hans Petter; Andresen, Lars. (2008) Modelling of Orientation of Partly Drained Shear Band. 12th IACMAG . Indian Institute of Technology; Goa. 2008-10-01 - 2008-10-06.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Septanika, E.G.. (2008) Extended Element Modelling (X-FEM) of progressive sliding in geomaterials. Nordisk Geoteknikermøte nr.15, Proceedings.

2007

  • Septanika, EG; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2007) On the onset and propagation of shear bank in undrained geomaterials (5 p). 8th Int Conference on the Analysis of Discontinuous Deformation ICADD/ . ICADD7; Beijing. 2007-05-10 - 2007-05-12.
  • Septanika, EG; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Brinkgreve, Ronald; Nordal, Steinar. (2007) Modeling undrained instability in geomaterial using an extended finite element method (PUM/XFEM). The rode of geomechanics in the stability of development of mining industry and civil engineering.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2007) Strain Localization in Sensitive Soft Clays. 2007. ISBN 9788247139097. Doktoravhandlinger ved NTNU (2007-178).
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Jostad, Hans Petter; Andresen, Lars; Nordal, Steinar. (2007) Kinematics of shear zone deformation in soft sensitive clays. Bifurcation, Instabilities and Degradation in Geomechanics.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Sreedeep, S; Singh, DN. (2007) Evaluation of various pedo-transfer functions for developing soil-water characteristic curve of a silty soil. ASTM geotechnical testing journal. vol. 30 (1).

2006

  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Nordal, Steinar. (2006) Rate dependent elastoplastic deformation of shear band in sensitive clays. Electronic journal of geotechnical engineering. vol. 10.
  • Jostad, HP; Andresen, Lars; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh. (2006) Calculation of shear band thickness in sensitive clays. Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Grimstad, Gustav; Nordal, Steinar. (2006) Instability in soft sensitive clays. 2006 ECI Conference on Geohazards . ECI (http://services.bepress.com/eci/geohazards/43); Lillehammer. 2006-06-18 - 2006-06-21.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Nordal, Steinar; Grimstad, Gustav. (2006) Phenomenological issues related to strain localization in sensitive clays. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. vol. 24.

2005

  • Grimstad, Gustav; Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Nordal, Steinar. (2005) Experimental observation on formation and propagation of shear zone in Norwegian quick clay. Landslides and Avalanches, ICFL 2005 Norway.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Nordal, Steinar; Jostad, Hans Petter; Andresen, Lars. (2005) Study on pore water pressure dissipation during shear banding in sensitive clays. IACMAG, Prediction, analysis and design in geomechanical applications.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Singh, D. (2005) Rapid determination of swelling pressure of clay minerals. Journal of Testing and Evaluation. vol. 33 (4).
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Sreedeep, S; Singh, S. (2005) Parameters affecting soil-water characteristic curves of fine-grained soils. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. vol. 131 (4).

2004

  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Nordal, Steinar; Watn, Arnstein. (2004) Failure of geogrid reinforced structure: A critical review using Plaxis. International Conference on Geosynthetics and Geoenvironmental Engineering . Indian Institute of Technology Bombay; Bombay. 2004-12-08 - 2004-12-10.