Minna Karstunen

Full Professor at GeoEngineering

Minna is a Full Professor in the Division of Geology and Geotechnics, research group Geotechnics. The focus of her research is the complex rate-dependent stress-strain behavior of soft natural clays. Soft clays cover large areas of Northern Hemisphere and form a major challenge in infrastructure construction, as well as a natural hazard. Minnas research encompasses constitutive model development, implementation in numerical codes and application in practical context, supported by experimental testing and field scale validation. Furthermore, Minna is interested in further development and modelling of ground improvement methods.

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Showing 59 publications

2021

Modelling the construction and long-term response of Göta Tunnel

Johannes Tornborg, Mats Karlsson, Anders Kullingsjö et al
Computers and Geotechnics. Vol. 134
Journal article
2021

From soft soil modelling to engineering application

Minna Karstunen
IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. Vol. 710 (1)
Paper in proceeding
2021

Experience from short-and long-term performance of deep excavations in soft sensitive clays

Johannes Tornborg, Magnus Karlsson, Anders Kullingsjö et al
IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. Vol. 710 (1)
Paper in proceeding
2021

Viscoplastic cyclic degradation model for soft natural soils

Bruno Zuada Coelho, Jelke Dijkstra, Minna Karstunen
Computers and Geotechnics. Vol. 135
Journal article
2021

Evolution of Undrained Strength Under a Test Embankment

Hannes Hernvall, Mats Karlsson, Jelke Dijkstra et al
Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering. Vol. 125, p. 707-714
Paper in proceeding
2020

Numerical analyses of an experimental excavation supported by panels of lime-cement columns

Razvan Ignat, Sadek Baker, Minna Karstunen et al
Computers and Geotechnics. Vol. 118
Journal article
2019

Modelling of undrained shearing of soft natural clays

Alexandros Petalas, Mats Karlsson, Minna Karstunen
E3S Web of Conferences. Vol. 92
Paper in proceeding
2019

Benchmarking of a contemporary soil model for simulation of deep excavations in soft clay

Johannes Tornborg, Anders Kullingsjö, Mats Karlsson et al
Proceedings of the XVII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Paper in proceeding
2018

Thermomechanical Creep in Sensitive Clays

Yanling Li, Jelke Dijkstra, Minna Karstunen
Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering - ASCE. Vol. 144 (11)
Journal article
2018

Permissible range of model parameters for natural fine grained materials

Jean-Philippe Gras, N Sivasithampram, Minna Karstunen et al
Acta Geotechnica. Vol. 13 (2), p. 387-398
Journal article
2018

Consistent Class A & C predictions of the Ballina test embankment

Amardeep Amavasai, Nallathamby Sivasithamparam, Jelke Dijkstra et al
Computers and Geotechnics. Vol. 93, p. 75-86
Journal article
2017

Modelling of fall-cone tests with strain-rate effects

Q.A. Tran, W. Solowski, Minna Karstunen et al
Procedia Engineering. Vol. 175, p. 293-301
Paper in proceeding
2017

Modeling of Laboratory Tests on Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan Clay with S-CLAY1S Model

L. D. G. Deotti, Minna Karstunen, M. C. F. de Almeida et al
International Journal of Geomechanics. Vol. 17 (2)
Journal article
2017

Creep of geomaterials–some finding from the EU project CREEP

Gustav Grimstad, Minna Karstunen, Hans Petter Jostad et al
European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering
Journal article
2017

Strategy for consistent model parameter calibration for soft soils using multi-objective optimisation

Jean-Philippe Gras, N. Sivasithamparam, Minna Karstunen et al
Computers and Geotechnics. Vol. 90, p. 164-175
Journal article
2017

Modelling of the quickness test of sensitive clays using the generalized interpolation material point method

Q.A. Tran, W. Solowski, V. Thakur et al
Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, p. 323-336
Book chapter
2017

On the benefits of incorporating anisotropy in stability analyses in sensitive clays

Mats Karlsson, Minna Karstunen
Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, p. 259-266
Book chapter
2017

Towards consistent numerical analyses of embankments on soft soils

Amardeep Amavasai, Jean-Philippe Gras, Nallathamby Sivasithamparam et al
European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering. Vol. In Press
Journal article
2017

Modelling the creep of deep foundations in soft Gothenburg clays

Tara Wood, Minna Karstunen
European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering. Vol. In Press
Journal article
2016

Numerical prediction of embankment deformation with Creep-SCLAY1S model

Amardeep Amavasai, N. Sivasithamparam, Jelke Dijkstra et al
Embankment Prediction Symposium, p. 241-254
Other conference contribution
2016

Evaluation of temperature controlled oedometer test apparatus

Yanling Li, Minna Karstunen, Mats Karlsson et al
Energy Geotechnics, p. 623-627
Paper in proceeding
2016

Stone column settlement performance in structured anisotropic clays: the influence of creep

Brian G. Sexton, Bryan A. McCabe, Minna Karstunen et al
Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Vol. 8 (5), p. 672-688
Journal article
2015

Modelling creep behaviour of anisotropic soft soils

N. Sivasithamparam, Minna Karstunen, Paul Bonnier
Computers and Geotechnics. Vol. 69, p. 46-57
Journal article
2015

Så bygger vi på säker grund

Minna Karstunen
Kan vi tackla det nya klimatet? Formas Fokuserar 24., p. 121-128
Book chapter
2015

Comparison of anisotropic rate-dependent models for modelling consolidation of soft clays

Minna Karstunen, M. Rezania, N. Sivasithamparam et al
International Journal of Geomechanics. Vol. 15 (5)
Journal article
2014

FE analyses of horizontal deformations due to excavation processes in Gothenburg clay

S. Dawd, R. Trygg, Minna Karstunen
Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering. Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, NUMGE 2014; Delft; Netherlands; 18 June 2014 through 20 June 2014. Vol. 2, p. 741-746
Paper in proceeding
2014

Influence of stone column installation on settlement reduction

J. Castro, Minna Karstunen, N. Sivasithamparam
Computers and Geotechnics. Vol. 59, p. 87-97
Journal article
2014

Numerical modeling of stone columns with installation effects

J. Castro, Minna Karstunen, N. Sivasithamparam
Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering - Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, Delft; Netherlands; 18 June 2014 through 20 June 2014. Vol. 1, p. 523-528
Paper in proceeding
2013

Volume Averaging Technique in numerical modelling of floating deep mixed columns in soft soils

P. Becker, Minna Karstunen
Proc. International Conference on Installation Effects in Geotechnical Engineering, Rotterdam, NL, 23-27 March 2013, p. 198-204
Paper in proceeding
2013

Numerical analyses of stone column installation in Bothkennar clay

J. Castro, Minna Karstunen, N. Sivasithamparam et al
Proc. International Conference on Installation Effects in Geotechnical Engineering, Rotterdam, NL, 23-27 March 2013, p. 212-218
Paper in proceeding
2013

Modelling rate-dependent behaviour of structured clays

Minna Karstunen, N. Sivasithamparam, R.B.J. Brinkgreve et al
International Conference on Installation Effects in Geotechnical Engineering (ICIEGE). Rotterdam, Netherlands. March 24-27, 2013, p. 43-50
Paper in proceeding
2013

Effects of high temperature processes on physical properties of silica sand

S Zihms, C Switzer, J Irvine et al
Engineering Geology. Vol. 164, p. 139-145
Journal article
2013

Comparison of two anisotropic creep models at element level

N. Sivasithamparam, Minna Karstunen, R.B.J. Brinkgreve et al
Proc. International Conference on Installation Effects in Geotechnical Engineering, Rotterdam, NL, 23-27 March 2013, p. 72-78
Paper in proceeding
2013

Influence of Features of Natural Soft Clay on Embankment Behavior

Jian-HUa Wang, Minna Karstunen, Zhen-Yu Yin
Pavement and Geotechnical Engineering for Transportation, p. 111-116
Paper in proceeding
2013

Comparison of anisotropic rate-dependent models at element level

Minna Karstunen, M. Rezania, N. Sivasithamparam
Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering, p. 115-119
Paper in proceeding
2013

Understanding the effects of high temperature processes on the engineering properties of soils

Stephanie Zihms, Christine Switzer, Alessandro Tarantino et al
Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, p. 3427-3430
Paper in proceeding
2012

An anisotropic bubble model for structured clays

N. Sivasithamparam, Minna Karstunen
4th International Workshop of Young Doctors in Geomechanics, W(H)YDOC 12, p. 43-47
Paper in proceeding
2012

Comparison of anisotropic rate-dependent models at element level

Minna Karstunen, M. Rezania, N Sivasithamparam
Proc. 2nd International Symposium on Constitutive Modeling of Geomaterials - Advances and New Applications, Beijing, China, October 15-16. Eds Q. Yang et al
Paper in proceeding
2012

Modelling compressibility of soft soils with anisotropic material models

Mats Olsson, Claes Alén, Minna Karstunen
4th International Workshop of Young Doctors in Geomechanics, W(H)YDOC 12, p. 85-89
Paper in proceeding
2011

Modeling time-dependent behavior of soft sensitive clay

Z. Y. Yin, Minna Karstunen, C. S. Chang et al
Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. Vol. 137 (11), p. 1103-1113
Journal article
2011

Influence of features of natural soft clay on behaviour of embankment

Z. Y. Yin, Minna Karstunen, J. H. Wang et al
Journal of Central South University of Technology (English Edition). Vol. 18 (5), p. 1667-1676
Journal article
2011

Modelling strain-rate-dependency of natural soft clays combined with anisotropy and destructuration

Z. Y. Yin, Minna Karstunen
Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica. Vol. 24 (3), p. 216-230
Journal article
2010

Modelling time-dependent behaviour of Murro test embankment

Minna Karstunen, Z. Y. Yin
Geotechnique. Vol. 60 (10), p. 735-749
Journal article
2010

Modeling creep and rate effects in structured anisotropic soft clays

G. Grimstad, S. A. Degago, S. Nordal et al
Acta Geotechnica. Vol. 5 (1), p. 69-81
Journal article
2010

Numerical simulations of stone column installation

J. Castro, Minna Karstunen
Canadian Geotechnical Journal. Vol. 47 (10), p. 1127-1138
Journal article
2010

An anisotropic elastic-viscoplastic model for soft clays

Z. Y. Yin, C. S. Chang, Minna Karstunen et al
International Journal of Solids and Structures. Vol. 47 (5), p. 665-677
Journal article
2010

Evaluation of the influence of elasto-viscoplastic scaling functions on modelling time-dependent behaviour of natural clays

Z. Y. Yin, Minna Karstunen, P. Y. Hicher
Soils and Foundations. Vol. 50 (2), p. 203-214
Journal article
2009

Effect of anisotropy and destructuration on behavior of Haarajoki test embankment

A. Yildiz, Minna Karstunen, H. Krenn
International Journal of Geomechanics. Vol. 9 (4), p. 153-168
Journal article
2009

Micromechanical analysis of kinematic hardening in natural clay

Z. Y. Yin, C. S. Chang, P. Y. Hicher et al
International Journal of Plasticity. Vol. 25 (8), p. 1413-1435
Journal article
2008

Plastic anisotropy of soft reconstituted clays

Minna Karstunen, M. Koskinen
Canadian Geotechnical Journal. Vol. 45 (3), p. 314-328
Journal article
2008

Anisotropic creep model for soft soils

M. Leoni, Minna Karstunen, P. A. Vermeer
Geotechnique. Vol. 58 (3), p. 215-226
Journal article
2006

Modelling the behaviour of an embankment on soft clay with different constitutive models

Minna Karstunen, C. Wiltafsky, H. Krenn et al
International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics. Vol. 30 (10), p. 953-982
Journal article
2005

Effect of anisotropy and destructuration on the behavior of Murro test embankment

Minna Karstunen, H. Krenn, S. J. Wheeler et al
International Journal of Geomechanics. Vol. 5 (2), p. 87-97
Journal article
2003

An anisotropic elastoplastic model for soft clays

S. J. Wheeler, A. Näätänen, Minna Karstunen et al
Canadian Geotechnical Journal. Vol. 40 (2), p. 403-418
Journal article
2003

Modelling the variation of degree of saturation in a deformable unsaturated soil

D. Gallipoli, S. J. Wheeler, Minna Karstunen
Geotechnique. Vol. 53 (1), p. 105-112
Journal article
2002

Comments on use of the Barcelona Basic Model for unsaturated soils

S. J. Wheeler, D. Gallipoli, Minna Karstunen
International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics. Vol. 26 (15), p. 1561-1571
Journal article

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Showing 20 research projects

2021–2025

Organized chaos in granular media

Eleni Gerolymatou GeoEngineering
Minna Karstunen GeoEngineering
Swedish Research Council (VR)

2020–2023

Modellering av tidsberoende grundvattensänkning, markdeformationer och dess skaderisker

Ezra Haaf GeoEngineering
Minna Karstunen GeoEngineering
Ayman Abed GeoEngineering
Mats Karlsson GeoEngineering
Lars Rosen GeoEngineering
Pierre Wikby GeoEngineering
Jonas Sundell GeoEngineering
Swedish Transport Administration

2020–2023

NordicLink - Securing Nordic linear infrastructure networks against climate induced natural hazards

Minna Karstunen GeoEngineering
Viviana Mangraviti GeoEngineering
Hannes Hernvall GeoEngineering
Carolina Sellin GeoEngineering
Amardeep Amavasai GeoEngineering
Jelke Dijkstra GeoEngineering
NordForsk

2020–2023

Towards resilient smart monitoring of geostructures

Jelke Dijkstra GeoEngineering
Minna Karstunen GeoEngineering
Tara Wood GeoEngineering
Formas

2020–2023

BIG A2020-09 Simple analyses of slopes in a changing climate

Minna Karstunen GeoEngineering
Mats Karlsson GeoEngineering
Ayman Abed GeoEngineering
Carolina Sellin GeoEngineering
Swedish Transport Administration

2020–2024

Digital Twin Cities Centre

Sanjay Somanath Building Technology
Fredrik Nilsson Architecture and Civil Engineering
Fredrik Edelvik Digital Twin Cities Centre
Minna Karstunen GeoEngineering
Alexander Hollberg Building Technology
Liane Thuvander Architectural theory and methods
Meta Berghauser Pont Urban Design and Planning
Graham Kemp Data Science
Vasilis Naserentin Digital Twin Cities Centre
Anders Logg Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Johan Felix Digital Twin Cities Centre
Jorge Gil Urban Design and Planning
Bernd Ketzler Digital Twin Cities Centre
Christian Koch Construction Management
Jonas Runberger Architectural theory and methods
VINNOVA

2020–2023

Djupstabilisering i stadsmiljö

Minna Karstunen GeoEngineering
Ayman Abed GeoEngineering
Mats Karlsson GeoEngineering
Jelke Dijkstra GeoEngineering
Sinem Bozkurt GeoEngineering
Swedish Transport Administration

2020–2022

Efficient computational modelling for sustainable use of deep mixing in urban environment

Minna Karstunen GeoEngineering
Ayman Abed GeoEngineering
Mats Karlsson GeoEngineering
Jelke Dijkstra GeoEngineering
Sinem Bozkurt GeoEngineering
Formas

2019–2022

Modeling of desiccation cracking in soils due to climate change

Ralf Jänicke Material and Computational Mechanics
Jelke Dijkstra GeoEngineering
Fredrik Larsson Material and Computational Mechanics
Minna Karstunen GeoEngineering
Ritukesh Bharali Material and Computational Mechanics
Formas

2018–2020

Tidsberoende effekter av schakt i lös lera

Johannes Tornborg GeoEngineering
Mats Karlsson GeoEngineering
Minna Karstunen GeoEngineering
Swedish Transport Administration

2017–2020

Quantifying complex track stiffness response

Jelke Dijkstra GeoEngineering
Hossein Tahershamsi GeoEngineering
Minna Karstunen GeoEngineering
Swedish Transport Administration

2017–2020

Changes in soft soil properties with time (Provbelastning av bank)

Minna Karstunen GeoEngineering
Jelke Dijkstra GeoEngineering
Mats Karlsson GeoEngineering
Hannes Hernvall GeoEngineering
Swedish Transport Administration

2017–2020

Effects of climate change on slope stability in sensitive clays

Minna Karstunen GeoEngineering
Jelke Dijkstra GeoEngineering
Mats Karlsson GeoEngineering
Carolina Sellin GeoEngineering
Formas

2017–2020

Effects of climate change on soft clay slopes

Minna Karstunen GeoEngineering
Mats Karlsson GeoEngineering
Carolina Sellin GeoEngineering
Swedish Transport Administration

2016–2017

Avancerad modellering av djup schakt för tunnel inom Marieholmsförbindelsen

Minna Karstunen GeoEngineering
Mats Karlsson GeoEngineering
Swedish Transport Administration

2015–2017

Parameter- och modellval för numeriska beräkningar i lös lera - Best practice (BEST SOIL)

Minna Karstunen GeoEngineering
Amardeep Amavasai GeoEngineering
Jelke Dijkstra GeoEngineering
Mats Karlsson GeoEngineering
Swedish Transport Administration

2014–2014

Installation methods for lime cement stabilization of marginally stable slopes

Minna Karstunen GeoEngineering
Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA)

2014–2017

On the fundamental relation between soil creep and cyclic pile-soil response

Minna Karstunen GeoEngineering
Jelke Dijkstra GeoEngineering
Mats Karlsson GeoEngineering
Amardeep Amavasai GeoEngineering
Swedish Transport Administration

2014–2017

Geothermal foundations in soft clays

Jelke Dijkstra GeoEngineering
Yanling Li GeoEngineering
Mats Karlsson GeoEngineering
Minna Karstunen GeoEngineering
NCC AB
Formas

2012–2016

Creep of Geomaterials (CREEP)

Mats Karlsson GeoEngineering
Amardeep Amavasai GeoEngineering
Jorge Yannie GeoEngineering
Jean-Philippe Gras GeoEngineering
Minna Karstunen GeoEngineering
Jelke Dijkstra GeoEngineering
Claes Alén GeoEngineering
European Commission (EC)

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