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Modelling the 1929 Grand Banks slump and landslide tsunami
On 18 November 1929, an Mw 7.2 earthquake occurred south of Newfoundland, displacing >100 km3 of sediment volume that evolved into a turbidity current. The resulting tsunami was recorded across the Atlantic and caused ...
Reliability-based approach for robust geotechnical design
Although geotechnical engineers have to deal with uncertainty and risk all the time, it is not common to talk about uncertainties and risk in the profession. Uncertainties are often addressed indirectly through the choice ...
Evaluation of sample disturbance of three Norwegian clays
Impact of data acquisition parameters and processing techniques on S-wave velocity profiles from MASW – Examples from Trondheim, Norway
The shear modulus is one of the most important engineering parameters, and it relates directly to the soil's shear-wave velocity. Shear-wave velocities can be derived from both laboratory measurements (e.g., bender elements) ...
In situ detection of sensitive clays – Part I: Selected test methods
Sensitive and quick clays are typically found in Norway, Sweden and Canada, and are characterized by a remoulded undrained shear strength that is considerably lower than the undisturbed shear strength. In geotechnical ...
Hazard, Reliability and Risk Assessment - Research and Practice for Increased Safety
Society increasingly requires the engineer to quantify and manage the risk which people, property and the environment are exposed to. The role of the geotechnical engineering profession is to reduce exposure to threats, ...
GeoSuite – A Modular System for Geotechnical Design
Remarkable advances in the analysis tools of, for example slopes, embankment stability and settlements have happened since the 90s. Many are due to the information technology revolution in all aspects of geotechnical ...
GeoSuite Assistance for the Calculation of Settlement
As part of the development of the Norwegian-Swedish software GeoSuite, a module with geoassistance was developed and implemented. The paper describes this user-assistance, called "Wizard", helping the user with 1D, 2D and ...
3D FE tool for time dependent settlement predictions
A newly developed calculation tool for fully coupled general 3D finite element consolidation analyses is presented. The development has been part of an ongoing Research and Development project called GeoFuture and the tool ...
Lessons learned from the 2015 Soerkjosen shoreline landslide in Norway
Soft and partly sensitive clays along the fjords of northern Norway pose a challenge for infrastructure. Learning from failures is essential in providing guidelines for future geotechnical work in such areas. A shoreline ...