Minna Karstunen

Professor at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering

Minna is a Full Professor at the Division of Geology and Geotechnics, research group Engineering Geology and 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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Projects

2016–2017

Avancerad modellering av djup schakt för tunnel inom Marieholmsförbindelsen

Minna Karstunen Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering
Mats Karlsson Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering
Swedish Transport Administration

2017–2020

Effects of climate change on slope stability in sensitive clays

Minna Karstunen Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering
Jelke Dijkstra Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering
Mats Karlsson Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering
Matias Nordin Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering
Formas

2014–2017

Geothermal foundations in soft clays

Minna Karstunen Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering
Jelke Dijkstra Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering
Yanling Li Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering
Mats Karlsson Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering
Formas
NCC

2015–2017

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

Minna Karstunen Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering
Amardeep Amavasai Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering
Jelke Dijkstra Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering
Mats Karlsson Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering
Swedish Transport Administration

2012–2016

Creep of Geomaterials (CREEP)

Minna Karstunen Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering
Amardeep Amavasai Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering
Mats Karlsson Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering
Jean-Philippe Gras Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering
Claes Alén Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering
Jelke Dijkstra Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering
Jorge Yannie Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering
EC, Seventh Framework program (FP7)

2014–2017

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

Minna Karstunen Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering
Jelke Dijkstra Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering
Mats Karlsson Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering
Amardeep Amavasai Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering
Swedish Transport Administration

2014–2014

Installation methods for lime cement stabilization of marginally stable slopes

Minna Karstunen Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, GeoEngineering
Norwegian Public Roads Administration

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Publications

2016

Numerical preidction of embankment deformation with Creep-SCLAY1S model

Amardeep Amavasai, Nallathamby Sivasithamparam, Jelke Dijkstra et al
Embankment Prediction Symposium, p. 241-254
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2016

Evaluation of temperature controlled oedometer test apparatus

Yanling Li, Minna Karstunen, Mats Karlsson et al
Energy Geotechnics, p. 623-627
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Modelling of laboratory tests on Saint-Roch-de-l´Achigan clay with S - CLAY1S model

Leonardo de Oliveira Guerra Deotti, Minna Karstunen, Maria Cascão Ferreira de Almeida et al
International Journal of Geomechanics
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

Så bygger vi på säker grund

Minna Karstunen,
Kan vi tackla det nya klimatet? Formas Fokuserar 24., p. 121-128
Chapter in monograph, book - popular science
2015

Modelling creep behaviour of anisotropic soft soils

Nallathamby Sivasithamparam, Minna Karstunen, Paul Bonnier et al
Computers and geotechnics. Vol. 69, p. 46-57
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

Influence of stone column installation on settlement reduction

J. Castro, Minna Karstunen, N. Sivasithamparam et al
Computers and Geotechnics. Vol. 59, p. 87-97
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

Numerical modeling of stone columns with installation effects

J. Castro, Minna Karstunen, N. Sivasithamparam et al
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

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

S. Dawd, R. Trygg, Minna Karstunen et al
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Comparison of anisotropic rate-dependent models at element level

Minna Karstunen, M. Rezania, N. Sivasithamparam et al
Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering:Constitutive Modeling of Geomaterials - Advances and New Applications, p. 115-119
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Influence of Features of Natural Soft Clay on Embankment Behavior

Jian-HUa Wang, Minna Karstunen, Zhen-Yu Yin et al
Pavement and Geotechnical Engineering for Transportation, p. 111-116
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

Comparison of anisotropic rate-dependent models at element level

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

Modelling compressibility of soft soils with anisotropic material models

Mats Olsson, Claes Alén, Minna Karstunen et al
4th International Workshop of Young Doctors in Geomechanics, W(H)YDOC 12, p. 85-89
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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 et al
Soils and Foundations. Vol. 50 (2), p. 203-214
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

Modelling time-dependent behaviour of Murro test embankment

Minna Karstunen, Z. Y. Yin,
Geotechnique. Vol. 60 (10), p. 735-749
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

Numerical simulations of stone column installation

J. Castro, Minna Karstunen,
Canadian Geotechnical Journal. Vol. 47 (10), p. 1127-1138
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2009

Effect of anisotropy and destructuration on behavior of Haarajoki test embankment

A. Yildiz, Minna Karstunen, H. Krenn et al
International Journal of Geomechanics. Vol. 9 (4), p. 153-168
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2008

Plastic anisotropy of soft reconstituted clays

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

Anisotropic creep model for soft soils

M. Leoni, Minna Karstunen, P. A. Vermeer et al
Geotechnique. Vol. 58 (3), p. 215-226
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2003

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

D. Gallipoli, S. J. Wheeler, Minna Karstunen et al
Geotechnique. Vol. 53 (1), p. 105-112
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2002

Comments on use of the Barcelona Basic Model for unsaturated soils

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