Location

Arlington, Virginia

Session Start Date

8-11-2008

Session End Date

8-16-2008

Abstract

Trøndelag is a region in Mid-Norway with large deposits of quick and sensitive clays. Accordingly, the quick clay sliding activity in the region is rather high. The two best known cases are presented in this paper, the Verdal and the Rissa landslides. These slides have had a significant impact on the teaching and research at the Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU) and on how the communities and authorities relate to risk of new slides. The Geotechnical Group at NTNU has been working extensively with quick clay behaviour through decades, particularly on understanding the progressive failure mechanism and modelling of it, in the latest years through finite element analyses. The paper presents these two specific cases, the Verdal and the Rissa quick clay slides, and how these have contributed to the research work and education at the Geotechnical Group at NTNU. Focus will be on development of thesis work on the soil conditions and slope stability in the Verdal valley and on thesis on quick clay behaviour and failure mechanisms in particular.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Sixth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

8-11-2008

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2008 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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The Verdaland Rissa Landslides — Application of Case Histories in Education

Arlington, Virginia

Trøndelag is a region in Mid-Norway with large deposits of quick and sensitive clays. Accordingly, the quick clay sliding activity in the region is rather high. The two best known cases are presented in this paper, the Verdal and the Rissa landslides. These slides have had a significant impact on the teaching and research at the Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU) and on how the communities and authorities relate to risk of new slides. The Geotechnical Group at NTNU has been working extensively with quick clay behaviour through decades, particularly on understanding the progressive failure mechanism and modelling of it, in the latest years through finite element analyses. The paper presents these two specific cases, the Verdal and the Rissa quick clay slides, and how these have contributed to the research work and education at the Geotechnical Group at NTNU. Focus will be on development of thesis work on the soil conditions and slope stability in the Verdal valley and on thesis on quick clay behaviour and failure mechanisms in particular.