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

  • 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. Geotechnique 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. Geotechnique 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 37th 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; 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).
  • 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.

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.
  • Thakur, Vikas Kumar Singh; Fauskerud, Odd Arne; Gjelsvik, Vidar; Christensen, Stein Olav; Oset, Frode; Nordal, Steinar; Viklund, Margareta; Strand, Stein-Are. (2016) A procedure for the assessment of the undrained shear strength profile of soft clays. Proceedings of the 17th Nordic Geotechnical Meeting.

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.
  • Sokalska, Ewa Teresa; Devoli, Graziella; Hansen, Louise; Thakur, Vikas; Solberg, Inger-Lise. (2015) Kvalitetskontroll, analyse og forslag til oppdatering av historiske kvikkleireskred og andre leirskred registrert i Nasjonal skredhendelsesdatabase (NSDB). 2015. ISBN 9788241011122.
  • 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.
  • Thakur, Vikas. (2015) Kvikkleire. Grunnboringsskolen . Statens vegvesen; Drammen. 2015-11-02 - 2015-11-06.
  • Thakur, Vikas. (2015) Landslide Challenges in Norway. Guest lecture . Disaster Prevention Research Institute; Kyoto. 2015-12-02 - 2015-12-05.
  • Thakur, Vikas. (2015) Long term slope stability analysis. GIAN course on Modern Geotechnical Engineering . National Institute of Technology Raipur; Raipur. 2015-12-23 - 2015-12-23.
  • Thakur, Vikas. (2015) Nasjon på leirføtter trenger kunnskap. Universitetsavisa [Avis]. 2015-03-19.
  • Thakur, Vikas. (2015) Short-term slope stability analysis. GIAN course on Modern Geotechnical Engineering . National Institute of Technology Raipur; Raipur. 2015-12-22 - 2015-12-22.
  • Thakur, Vikas. (2015) Skjærfasthet i jord. NGF stabilitetskurs . Norsk geoteknisk forening; Trondheim. 2015-02-04 - 2015-02-05.
  • Thakur, Vikas. (2015) Slope stability analysis. GIAN course on Modern Geotechnical Engineering . National Institute of Technology Raipur; Raipur. 2015-12-24 - 2015-12-24.
  • Thakur, Vikas. (2015) Slope stability basics. GIAN course on Modern Geotechnical Engineering . National Institute of Technology, Raipur India; Raipur. 2015-12-21 - 2015-12-21.
  • Thakur, Vikas. (2015) Vane shear testing in sensitive clays. Guest lecture . Tampere University of Technology; Tampere. 2015-11-06 - 2015-11-07.
  • Thakur, Vikas; Degago, Samson Abate. (2015) Understanding the Disintegration of Sensitive Clays using Remolding Energy Concept. Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials.
  • Thakur, Vikas; Degago, Samson Abate. (2015) Understanding the Disintegration of Sensitive clays using the Remolding Energy Concept. Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials ; 2015-11-17 - 2015-11-20.
  • Thakur, Vikas; Degago, Samson Abate; Sandven, Rolf Birger; Gylland, Anders Samstad. (2015) In-situ determination of remolding energy of soft sensitive clays. GeoQuebec2015 - Challenges from North to South.
  • Thakur, Vikas; Depina, Ivan. (2015) Geohazards and Risk Analysis. 2015.
  • Thakur, Vikas; gjelsvik, vidar; strand, stein-are; Viklund, Margareta; Traee, Eirik; Nyheim, Trude. (2015) Skredet ved Mofjellbekken bruer  (Skjeggestadskredet). 2015. ISBN 978­82­410­1100­9.

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. (2014) Run-out of sensitive clay debris: significance of the flow behavior of sensitive clays. Geotechnical Engineering. vol. 45 (3).
  • 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.