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Div. Soil and Rock Mechanics - Publications 2022

Journal papers

Wersäll, C., Massarsch, K. R., and Spross, J. (2022). Heavy vibratory plate compaction of silty sand: A field study. Soils and Foundations 62(5): 101208.

Zou L, D Mas Ivars, J Larsson, J-O Selroos and V Cvetkovic. (2022) Impact of shear displacement on advective transport in a laboratory-scale fracture. Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment Vol 31: 100278.

Ríos Bayona, F., Johansson, F., Mas Ivars D., Sánchez Juncal, A. and Bolin, A. (2022) Using PFC2D to simulate the shear behaviour of joints in hard crystalline rock. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment 81, 381 (2022).

Wersäll, C., Baker, S., and Zackrisson, P. (2022). Stiffness of Ballastless Railway Embankments Determined by Repetitive Static Plate Load Tests. Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology, 1-18.

Mohammadi, M., Spross, J. and Stille. H. (2022) Probabilistic time estimation of tunneling projects: The Uri headrace tunnel. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (2022).

Ahmadi, A., Larsson, S. and Wersäll, C. (2023) Scaling granular material with polygonal particles in discrete element modeling. Particuology 75: 151-164.

Ríos-Bayona, F., Johansson, F., Larsson, J., Mas Ivars, D. (2022) Peak Shear Strength of Natural, Unfilled Rock Joints in the Field Based on Data From Drill Cores – A Conceptual Study Based on Large-Scale Laboratory Tests. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering 55: 5083–5106.

Ghaderi, A., Shahri, A.A. and Larsson, S. (2022) A visualized hybrid intelligent model to delineate Swedish fine-grained soil layers using clay sensitivity. Catena 214: 106289.

Spross, J., Gasch, T. and Johansson, F. Reliability-based alarm thresholds for excavation of shotcrete-supported rock tunnels. Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards, Latest Articles.

Damasceno, D. R., Spross, J. and Johansson, F. Rock mass response for lined rock caverns subjected to high internal gas pressure. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, In Press.

Abbaszadeh Shahri, A., Shan, C. and Larsson, S. (2022) A Novel Approach to Uncertainty Quantification in Groundwater Table Modeling by Automated Predictive Deep Learning. Natural Resources Research 31(3): 1351-1373.

Tidlund, M., Spross, J. and Larsson, S. Observational Method as Risk Management Tool: the Hvalfjörður Tunnel Project, Iceland. Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards. Latest Articles.

Fälth B, S Grigull, J Gåling, D Mas Ivars and F Wagner. (2022) Comment on “Modelling coseismic displacements of fracture systems in crystalline rock during large earthquakes: Implications for the safety of nuclear waste repositories” as published by Lei and Loee(2021) in IJRMMS, 138, 104590.  International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences 150: 105013.

Pérez-Rey I. D Mas Ivars, LR Alejano and J Arzúa. (2022) Experimental observations and variability assessment of the basic friction angle of rock and concrete saw-cut surfaces under different testing conditions. Arabian Journal of Geosciences (2022)15: 248.

Sauceanu MC, A Paluszny, RW Zimmerman and D Mas Ivars. (2022) Fracture growth leading to mechanical spalling around deposition boreholes of an underground nuclear waste repository. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences 152: 105038.

Draganović, A., Karamanoukian, A., Ulriksen, P. and Larsson, S. (2022) Ultrasonic dispersion of hard dispersed ultrafine milled cement-based grout for water sealing of fractured hard rock. Construction and Building Materials 317 (January 2022); 125869.

Spross, J., Olsson, L., Hintze, S., Stille, H., Båtelsson, O. (2022) Risk management procedure to understand and interpret the geotechnical context. Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards 16(2): 235-250.

Massarsch, K.R., Wersäll, C. and Fellenius, B.H. (2022) Vibratory driving of piles and sheet piles – State of practice. ICE - Geotechnical Engineering 175(1): 31-48.

Popular Scientific Articles

Tidlund, M., Spross, J., Larsson, S. (2022) Riskhantering med observationsmetoden – praktiska rekommendationer. Teknik Nr. 1/22: 38-42.

Abbaszadeh Shahri, A., Chan, S., Larsson, S. (2022) Visualisering av bergtopografi med artificiell intelligens. Teknik Nr. 1/22: 44-46.

Conference papers

Javaid MA, Harrison JP, Kasani HA and Mas Ivars D (2022) Incorporating an assessment of uncertainty into estimates of in situ stress in rock as a function of depth. Published in the proceedings of GeoCalgary 2022, 2-5 October 2022, Calgary, Canada.

Javaid MA, Harrison JP, Mas Ivars D and Kasani HA (2022) A Bayesian regression analysis of in situ stress using overcoring data. Published in the proceedings of Eurock 2022,12-15 September 2022, Helsinki, Finland.

Lavoine E, Davy P, Darcel C, Mas Ivars D and Kasani H (2022) Understanding and predicting stress fluctuations induced by multiscale fracture networks in naturally fractured rocks. Published in the proceedings of Eurock 2022,12-15 September 2022, Helsinki, Finland.

Doolaeghe D, Davy P, Darcel C, Selroos JO, and Mas Ivars D (2022) An interpretation of the fracture open fraction distribution in Forsmark (Sweden) as the result of fracture reactivation by fluid overpressures. Published in the proceedings of Eurock 2022,12-15 September 2022, Helsinki, Finland.

Figueiredo B, J Vatcher, J Sjöberg, D Mas Ivars (2022) Effects of initial stress and spalling strength on spalling around deposition holes and tunnels. Published in the proceedings of Eurock 2022,12-15 September 2022, Helsinki, Finland.

Spross, J. (2022) Bright Spark Lecture: Risk management of cost overrun and delay in underground excavation in rock. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium of Geotechnical Safety and Risk, 14-16 December 2022, Newcastle, Australia. 

Mohammadi, M. and Spross, J. (2022) On the uncertainty of activity durations for probabilistic time estimation of tunneling projects, IX Latin American Rock Mechanics Symposium, October 2022, Asunción, Paraguay.

Samuelsson, I., Spross, J. and Larsson, S. (2022) Assessment of climate impact and costs comparing two railway embankment fill methods. Fifth International Conference on New Developments in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Nicosia, Cyprus, June 30 – July 2, 2022

Spross, J., Hintze, S. and Larsson, S. Optimization of LCC for soil improvement using Bayesian statistical decision theory. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Reliability Engineering and Risk Management, Hannover, Germany, 4 - 7 September 2022, pp. 392-397. doi: 10.3850/978-981-18-5184-1_MS-13-031-cd.

Strömberg, L., Ansell, A., Johansson, F., Hintze, S. and Silfwerbrand, J. (2022) Adapting Rock Tunnel Design to Life Cycle Assessment: Challenges, Driving Forces and Solutions. ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress, WTC2022 and 47th General Assembly Bella Center, Copenhagen 22-28 April 2022.

Johansson, F., Rhén I.M., Roslin, M., Vedin P. and Forsman M. (2022) A comparative study of the biomechanical loads during installation of rock bolts in tunnels. ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress, WTC2022 and 47th General Assembly Bella Center, Copenhagen 22-28 April 2022.

Franzén, G., Spross, J., Moritz, L., Andersson, P. (2022) National implementation commission for Eurocode 7 for joint development of geotechnical engineering practice. Proceedings of 20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 1-5 May 2022, Sydney, pp. 4759-4764.


Johan Spross, Tobias Gasch, Fredrik Johansson (2022) Praktisk användning av observationsmetoden i ett sannolikhetsbaserat ramverk: Rekommendationer och beräkningsexempel / Practical use of the Observational Method in a reliability framework: Recommendations and calculation. BeFo – Rock Engineering Research Foundation, Report 205.

Johan Spross, Håkan Stille (2022) Hantering av ekonomiska risker i undermarksprojekt: Geotekniska bedömningsgrunder för riskdelning – förstudie / Management of economic risks in underground excavation: Geotechnical baselines for risk sharing – pre-study. BeFo - BeFo – Rock Engineering Research Foundation, Report 227.

Chunling Shan, Abbas Abbaszadeh Shahri, Stefan Larsson (2022) Modellering av berg- och grundvattennivåer med artificiell intelligens / Rock and groundwater surface modelling using artificial intelligence. BeFo - BeFo – Rock Engineering Research Foundation, Report 228.

Davi Rodrigues Damasceno (2022) Modeling aspects of reliability-based design of lined rock caverns. Doctoral thesis, TRITA-ABE-DLT; 2242. Soil and Rock Mechanics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

Francisco Ríos Bayona (2022) Peak Shear Strength of Rock Joints – Towards a Methodology for Prediction Based on Field Data. Doctoral thesis, TRITA-ABE-DLT; 2218. Soil and Rock Mechanics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

Hakami E, D Mas Ivars and C Darcel. (2022) Methodology for rock mechanics modelling of the Forsmark site. SKB R-20-13, Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB.

Selroos J-O, D Mas Ivars, R Munier, L Hartley, S Libby, P Davy, C Darcel and P Trinchero. (2022) Methodology for discrete fracture network modelling of the Forsmark site. Part 1 – concepts, data and interpretation methods. SKB R-20-11, Svensk  Kärnbränslehantering AB.

Editha Ehrmanntraut (2022) Soil identification by vibration measurements during soil-rock sounding. Licentiate Thesis, TRITA-ABE-DLT; 227. Soil and Rock Mechanics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

MSc theses

Emil Davidsson (2022) Internal stability of geosynthetic reinforced soil walls.

Annika Burlin (2022) Riskhantering för en ledningsschakt - En tillämpning av SGFs riskhanteringsmetodik i utförandeskedet (Risk management for an excavation to install pipes - An application of the risk management method presented by the SGF in the construction stage). In Swedish.

Ida Schjelderup. (2022) Jet Grout Bottom Plug in Deep Excavations - Numerical Analysis of a Tunnel Project.

Andreas Håård (2022) Tåginducerade markvibrationer – analys med NGI:s verktyg VibTrain (High Speed Train Induced Ground Vibrations – Analysis Using NGI’s Software VibTrain). In Swedish.

Arash Berg and Daniel Gebremichael Mebrahtu (2022) Design of Horizontally Loaded Piles - FEM and FDM Study on Lilla Lidingö Bridge.

David Ebenhardt and Jonas Stener (2022) Buckling of Short End-Bearing Piles in Clay.

Elin Lindgren and Gun Maria Kaneteg (2022) Generiska klimatdata för betongpålar. Generic climate data for concrete piles). In Swedish.

Katia Calming and Myrna Öttenius (2022) Inverkan av släntnära portryck på stabilitet i siltnipor längs Ångermanälven (Influence of near-surface pore water pressure on slope stability. A sensitivity analysis of silt slopes along Ångermanälven, Sweden). In Swedish.

Nihayat Taha Faris (2022) Design of tunnel support for single zones with swelling clay.

Jesper Spång (2022) Utvärdering av larmgränser för extensometermätningar vid bergbyggande - En fallstudie vid Henriksdals reningsverk (Evaluation of alarm limits for extensometer measurements in rock construction – A case study at Henriksdals wastewater treatment plant). In Swedish.

Antonia Filippidi (2022) Laboratory Investigation of Quarry Fines for Use in the Construction Industry.

Jiaqi Liu (2022) Back analysis of rock mass properties in the regional fault zone under Lake Mälaren.

Karl Norberg (2022) Numerical modelling of high-speed railway transition zone.

Karl Escher (2022) Probabilistic settlement analysis for embankments using preloading without surcharge.

Linde Mattsson (2022) Stress dependent flow behavior in sublevel caving mines.

Alexander Kote and Sohaib Ishaq (2022) Optimization of support in rock pillars between two parallel tunnels.