Minna Karstunen

Professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil 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.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2016–2017

Avancerad modellering av djup schakt för tunnel inom Marieholmsförbindelsen

Minna Karstunen GeoEngineering
Mats Karlsson 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
Matias Nordin GeoEngineering
Formas

2014–2017

Geothermal foundations in soft clays

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

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

2012–2016

Creep of Geomaterials (CREEP)

Minna Karstunen GeoEngineering
Amardeep Amavasai GeoEngineering
Mats Karlsson GeoEngineering
Jean-Philippe Gras GeoEngineering
Claes Alén GeoEngineering
Jelke Dijkstra GeoEngineering
Jorge Yannie GeoEngineering
European Commission (FP7)

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

2014–2014

Installation methods for lime cement stabilization of marginally stable slopes

Minna Karstunen GeoEngineering
Norwegian Public Roads Administration

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Publications

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

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 proceedings
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
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2017

Permissible range of model parameters for natural fine grained materials

Jean-Philippe Gras, N Sivasithampram, Minna Karstunen et al
Acta Geotechnica
Journal article
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
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2016

Numerical prediction of embankment deformation with Creep-SCLAY1S model

Amardeep Amavasai, N. Sivasithamparam, Jelke Dijkstra et al
Embankment Prediction Symposium, p. 241-254
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 proceedings
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
Chapter in monograph, book - popular science
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 proceedings
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 proceedings
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 proceedings
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 proceedings
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 proceedings
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

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 proceedings
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 proceedings
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 proceedings
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 proceedings
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 proceedings
2012

Comparison of anisotropic rate-dependent models at element level

Minna Karstunen, M. Rezania, N Sivasithamparam
Paper in proceedings
2012

Modelling compressibility of soft soils with anisotropic material models

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

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

Modelling time-dependent behaviour of Murro test embankment

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