• Period | 2011 - 2019
  • Country | Norway
  • Market | Building, construction and transportation
  • Project Manager | Steffen Giese
  • Partner | Multiconsult; SVV, Bane Nord SF et.al.

R&D program | Geofuture

The primary objective of GeoFuture is to supply the building, construction and transport industry with methods and tools for geotechnical design and calculations.
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The GeoFuture project proposes a 3-dimensional and integrated set of models to support civil engineering construction with geotechncial solutions.

GeoFuture II is a joint Norwegian and Swedish research Project, and a continuation of the GeoFuture I, 2011-15. 

It is financed by The Norwegian Research Council, and GeoFuture II has a budget of 26.4 mill. NOK (approx. 3.1 mill. Euro) for the Project period 2015 to 2019. A total number of 14 partners participate in the project, representing industry, research institutions and public organizations, see the participant list on the bottom of this page, and under the section "Project management" for more detailed information.

GeoFuture will offer a complete integration of geotechnical calculations with handling of geotechnical data, selection of input parameters for analysis and 3D visualization. Computer programs for stability, settlement, piles, excavation and bearing capacity calculations will be developed through the project. 3D calculations will exist as an option for all software modules in the GeoSuite software package, so that the user will be able to choose to perform the calculation in 1D, 2D or 3D. GeoFuture will deliver a complete and seamless solution for life cycle management of 3D data with the development of a new and open 3D data model. A knowledge-based system for assisting the practicing engineer to assess and verify geotechnical parameters and calculation results is also developed through the project.

At the end of the GeoFuture project, methods and tools will exist to integrate 3D calculations within a complete 3D visualization, based on advanced soil models for different foundation problems for the building, construction and transport industry. The main objective is a user friendly and seamless tool for geotechnical calculations and design, which will be commercially available through the existing framework of GeoSuite Toolbox.

 

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Geofuture 1

Period | 2011 - 2015
R&D program

Geofuture 2

Period | 2015 - 2019
R&D program

About the GeoFuture project

Period | 2011 - 2019
R&D program

The project consortium represents a majority of the Norwegian geotechnical community. The consortium assembles:
 

Research organizations:
- SINTEF
- NGI
 

University:
- NTNU
 

Public organization:
- Norwegian Public Roads Administration, NPRA (Statens vegvesen, SVV) 
- Bane Nord (previously: Norwegian National Rail Administration - Jernbaneverket, JBV)
 

Private companies and organizations:
- AG Programutveckling Ekonomisk förening (AGEF)
- GeoVita AS
- Multiconsult ASA
- Norconsult AS
Sweco AS
- COWI AS
- Rambøll AS
- ViaNova GeoSuite AB
- ViaNova Systems AS

The GeoFuture II project is led by a Steering Committee with representatives from the project partners. Project responsible is Multiconsiult, whereas Dr. Steffen Giese, presently senior geotechnical advisor at Multiconsult, is appointed project director. Dr. Suzanne Lacasse is the deputy project director. She is now Technical Director at NGI, and was Managing Director at NGI from 1991 to 2011. Pernille Wahlberg at Multiconsult is the Project Administrator.
 

Present members of the GeoFuture II Steering Committee are:

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The board gathered for Board meeting 2, June 2 2015.

 

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Results and Publications

The following is an overview of publications in the GeoFuture I and GeoFuture II projects. Revised: 03.12.2015, Rolf Sandven.

 

New/improved methods, models or prototypes:

  • Prototype code for the calculation of bearing capacity with SVV's Handbook HB 016
    Calculates the capacity of strip foundations with up to two soil layers and with the possibility of a sloping terrain (both effective- and total stress analyses).
  • 3D calculation engine for geotechnical analysis 
    Module for settlement analysis (CONS3D) Module for stability analysis (STAB3D) Module for "mesh generation"

 

PhD thesis:

In progress:
Rønningen J.A. (2016)
Paper form PhD work Géotechnique or Acta Geotechnica.

Rønning J.A: (2017).
Computers and Geotechnics, or Numerical methods in Geotechnical Engineering.

 

Keynote papers and Lectures (refereed):

Lacasse, S. (2013).
8th Terzaghi Oration. Protecting society from landslides - the role of the geotechnical engineer.  Proceedings 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Paris. 20p.

Lacasse, S., Nadim, F., Vanneste, M., L'Heureux, J.S., Forsberg, C.F. and Kvalstad, T. (2013).
Case Studies of Nearshore Slope Stability. Keynote Lecture. ASCE GeoCongress 2013. Stability and Performance of Slopes and Embankments III. San Diego. Keynote Session 5. pp 2379-2418.

Cassidy, M., Lacasse, S. and Zhang, L.M. (2015).
Reliability-based and performance-based design. Keynote Lecture. 3rd ISFOG (International Symposium on Frontiers Offshore Geotechnics). Oslo June 2015.

Lacasse, S, (2015).
Hazard, Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Practice, 55th Rankine Lecture. Geotechnique.

 

Scientific papers in international Journals (with referee committee):

Fornes P, Jostad H.P. (2013).
A probabilistic study of an inclined slope in sensitive clay using FEA. ComGeoIII 3rd Intern. Symp. Computational Geomechanics. Krakow. August 2013.

Jostad, H. P. og Engin, H.K. (2013).
Investigation of different solution strategies for non-linear 3D consolidation problems. ComGeoIII 3rd Intern. Symp. Computational Geomechanics. Krakow. August 2013.

Du, J., Yin, K. Nadim, F. and Lacasse, S. (2013).
Quantitative vulnerability estimation for individual landslides. 18th International Conf. on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Paris. Sept 2013. 4p.

Kalsnes B.G., Gjelsvik V., Jostad H.P., Lacasse S. and Nadim F. (2013).
Risk assessment for quick clay slides - the Norwegian practice. 1st International Workshop Landslides in Sensitive Clays. Québec. October 2013.

Jostad H.P., Fornes P. and Thakur V. (2013).
Effect of strain-softening in design of fills in gently inclined areas with soft sensitive clays. 1st International Workshop Landslides in Sensitive Clays. Québec. October 2013.

Degago, S. A. (2014).
Significance of sample quality in settlement analysis of field cases. 8th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering. Delft, Nederland. 18.-20. June 2014.

Paulsen E. M. and Sandven R. (2014).
Geotechnical borehole data included in a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) ICITG 2014. Second International Conference on Information Technology, Durham, UK July 2014

Liu, Z.L., Lacasse, S., Nadim, F. and Yetginer, G (2015).
Spatial variability of soil properties in the reliability-based design of offshore piles 3rd ISFOG (International Symposium on Frontiers Offshore Geotechnics). Oslo June 2015.

Lacasse, S., Nadim,F. and Gilbert, R. (2015)
Definition of Characteristic Values for the Design of Offshore Installations. 3rd ISFOG (International Symposium on Frontiers Offshore Geotechnics). Oslo June 2015.

Lacasse, S., Nadim,F. and Lu, Z.L: and Choi Y.J. (2015)
Approach for the Calibration of the Load and Resistance Factors for Axial Pile Capacity Calculations 3rd ISFOG (International Symposium on Frontiers Offshore Geotechnics). Oslo June 2015.

Jostad, H.P., Wensaas Lied, E.K. and Gjelsvik, V (2015).
3D effects in undrained slope stability analysis of clays. 18th ECSMGE (European Conference of oil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering). Edinburg. Sept. 2015.

Torgersrud, Ø. and Jostad, H.P. (2015).
3D effects in FE-analyses of deep excavation supported by sheet pile walls. 18th ECSMGE (European Conference of oil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering). Edinburg. Sept. 2015.

Lacasse, S. et al. (2015)
GeoSuite - A computerized modular system for geotechnical design. 18th ECSMGE (European Conference of oil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering). Edinburg. Sept. 2015.

Lacasse, S., Jostad, H.P., L'Heureux, J.-S.-, Torgersrud, Ø. and Sandven, R. (2015).
GeoSuite - A modular software for geotechnical design. GeoQuebec 2015 ¿ Challenges from north to south. Quebec, Canada, 2015.

Lacasse, S., Jostad, H.P., Kim, Y., L'Heureux, J.-S.-, Sandven, R. and Johansen, T. (2015)
GeoSuite - An integrated system for geotechnical design. NGF Geoteknikkdagen 2015.

 

Scientific conference publications (with referee committee):

Fornes P, Jostad H.P. (2013).
A probabilistic study of an inclined slope in sensitive clay using FEA. ComGeoIII 3rd Intern. Symp. Computational Geomechanics. Krakow. August 2013.

Jostad, H. P. og Engin, H.K. (2013).
Investigation of different solution strategies for non-linear 3D consolidation problems. ComGeoIII 3rd Intern. Symp. Computational Geomechanics. Krakow. August 2013.

Du, J., Yin, K. Nadim, F. and Lacasse, S. (2013).
Quantitative vulnerability estimation for individual landslides. 18th International Conf. on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Paris. Sept 2013. 4p.

Kalsnes B.G., Gjelsvik V., Jostad H.P., Lacasse S. and Nadim F. (2013).
Risk assessment for quick clay slides - the Norwegian practice. 1st International Workshop Landslides in Sensitive Clays. Québec. October 2013.

Jostad H.P., Fornes P. and Thakur V. (2013).
Effect of strain-softening in design of fills in gently inclined areas with soft sensitive clays. 1st International Workshop Landslides in Sensitive Clays. Québec. October 2013.

Degago, S. A. (2014).
Significance of sample quality in settlement analysis of field cases. 8th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering. Delft, Nederland. 18.-20. June 2014.

Paulsen E. M. and Sandven R. (2014).
Geotechnical borehole data included in a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) ICITG 2014. Second International Conference on Information Technology, Durham, UK July 2014

Liu, Z.L., Lacasse, S., Nadim, F. and Yetginer, G (2015).
Spatial variability of soil properties in the reliability-based design of offshore piles 3rd ISFOG (International Symposium on Frontiers Offshore Geotechnics). Oslo June 2015.

Lacasse, S., Nadim,F. and Gilbert, R. (2015)
Definition of Characteristic Values for the Design of Offshore Installations. 3rd ISFOG (International Symposium on Frontiers Offshore Geotechnics). Oslo June 2015.

Lacasse, S., Nadim,F. and Lu, Z.L: and Choi Y.J. (2015)
Approach for the Calibration of the Load and Resistance Factors for Axial Pile Capacity Calculations 3rd ISFOG (International Symposium on Frontiers Offshore Geotechnics). Oslo June 2015.

Jostad, H.P., Wensaas Lied, E.K. and Gjelsvik, V (2015).
3D effects in undrained slope stability analysis of clays. 18th ECSMGE (European Conference of oil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering). Edinburg. Sept. 2015.

Torgersrud, Ø. and Jostad, H.P. (2015).
3D effects in FE-analyses of deep excavation supported by sheet pile walls. 18th ECSMGE (European Conference of oil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering). Edinburg. Sept. 2015.

Lacasse, S. et al. (2015)
GeoSuite - A computerized modular system for geotechnical design. 18th ECSMGE (European Conference of oil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering). Edinburg. Sept. 2015.

Lacasse, S., Jostad, H.P., L'Heureux, J.-S.-, Torgersrud, Ø. and Sandven, R. (2015).
GeoSuite - A modular software for geotechnical design. GeoQuebec 2015 - Challenges from north to south. Quebec, Canada, 2015.

Lacasse, S., Jostad, H.P., Kim, Y., L'Heureux, J.-S.-, Sandven, R. and Johansen, T. (2015)
GeoSuite - An integrated system for geotechnical design. NGF Geoteknikkdagen 2015.

 

Scientific conference publications (without referee committe):

Lacasse, S., L'Heureux, J.S., Sandene, T. Athanasiu, C. and Jostad, H.P (2013).
System for the calculation of settlement. 66th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Montréal. October 2013.

Lacasse, S., Nadim, F., Langford, T., Knudsen, S., Yetginer, G., Guttormsen, T.R. and Eide, A. (2013).
Model Uncertainty in Axial Pile Capacity Design Methods. OTC-24066-MS. Houston, Texas. 10p.

Lacasse, S., Nadim, F., K.H., Knudsen, S., Eidsvig, U.K., Liu, Z.Q., Yetginer, G. and Guttormsen, T.R. (2013).
Reliability of Axial Pile Capacity Calculation Methods. GeoMontréal 67th Canadian Geotechnical Conference. Paper 699. Montréal Canada, 30 Sept-3 Oct 2013. 8 p.

Markusson, M. og Johansen T. (2013).
Framtidens geotekniska beräknings- och projekteringsverktyg. Abstract og artikkel til SGFs Grundläggningsdagen 2013, Stockholmsmässan, Älvsjö. 07.03.2013.

Lacasse, S. (2013)
Forensic Geotechnical Engineering - Theory and Practice. Proc. 4th International Seminar on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering. Bangalore. India. pp

Rønninng, J.A. (2014)
Framework for implementation of soil models in PLAXIS. EYGEC2014 (European Young Geotechnical Engineering Conference). Barcelona September 2014.

Project reports:

Aunaas, K. (Statens vegvesen), Ludvigsson, J.(Vianova GeoSuite), Busklein, J.O. (SINTEF), McGloin, P. (Vianova Systems) , 2012
State of the Art - Life cycle management of geotechnical data. Prosjektleder, McGloin, P. (Vianova Systems). Rapport nr. 2012-01. 15.03.2012.

Choi, Y.J. (NGI Inc.), 2012
Development of Wizard - Review of knowledge-based systems (KBS) for applications to geotechnical analysis Prosjektleder, Lacasse, S. (NGI). Rapport nr. 2012-02. 22.03.2012

Christensen, S.O. (SINTEF), Busklein, J.O. (SINTEF), Strandvik, S. (NGI), Athanasiu, C. (Multiconsult),  2012
System for lagring og utvelgelse av jordparametere for geotekniske beregningsprogrammer. Prosjektleder, Christensen, S.O. (SINTEF). Rapport nr. 2012-03. 23.03.2012.

Rosenquist, A. (Vianova GeoSuite), 2013
Example of the whole workflow for Settlement. - See summary of report. Prosjektleder, Ludvigsson, J. (Vianova GeoSuite), Rapport nr. 2013-01. 09.01.2013.

Johannessen, J. (Norconsult), 2013
Bæreevnemodul i GeoSuite - Dagens praksis og anbefaling for videre arbeider. - See summary of report. Prosjektleder, Hefre, H. (NGI). Rapport nr. 2013-02. 10.01.2013.

Jostad, H.P (NGI), 2013
State of the Art: Geotechnical analyses - Analysis tools for geotechnical engineering. - See summary of report.Prosjektleder, Jostad, H. P. (NGI). Rapport nr. 2013-03. 21.01.2013.

Kaynia, A. (NGI), 2013
State of the Art: Geotechnical analyses - Earthquake design issues. - See summary of report. Prosjektleder, Jostad, H. P. (NGI). Rapport nr. 2013-04. 21.01.2013.

Liu, Z. Q. (NGI), 2013
Statistical description of characteristic soil properties - See summary of report. Prosjektleder Lacasse, S. (NGI). Rapport nr. 2013-05. 02.04.2013.

Liu, Z.Q. og L'Heureux, J.S. (NGI), 2013
Soil parameters for settlement analysis - See summary of report Prosjektleder Lacasse, S. (NGI). Rapport nr. 2013-06. 02.09.2013

Athanasiu, C. (Multiconsult), 2013
Flow chart for settlement wizard - See summary of report Prosjektleder Lacasse, S. (NGI). Rapport nr. 2013-07. 01.10.2013

Kim, Y.H. (NGI), 2014
Wizard for settlement calculation Prosjektleder Lacasse, S. (NGI). Rapport nr. 2014-1

Sivasithamparam, N. (NGI), 2014
BEAST TO BIFURC3D. Geometry and strength import to TETGEN and BIFURC3D. Prosjektleder, Jostad, H. P. (NGI) og Christense, S. O. (SINTEF). Rapport nr. 2014-x.
Kim, Y.H. (NGI), 2015 Wizard for pile calculation Prosjektleder Lacasse, S. (NGI). Rapport nr. 2015-x.

Kim, Y.K. (NGI), 2015
Testing of GeoSuite Settlement Module, version 2. GeoFuture report prepared by NGI, October 26th 2015.

 

Lectures, courses andseminars:

Lacasse, S. og Ludvigsson, J. 2011:
Et blikk framover. Foredrag. GeoSuite brukermøte, Oslo, 13.10.2011

Lacasse, S., 2012:
Et blikk framover. GeoSuite og GeoFuture. Foredrag. NGI, Trondheim, 30.01.2012

Lacasse, S., 2012:
Et blikk framover. GeoSuite og GeoFuture. Foredrag. NGU, Trondheim, 30.01.2012

Lacasse, S. og Jostad, H.P. 2012:
Et NFR prosjekt. GeoFuture - Foundation design of tomorrow's infrastructure. Foredrag. GeoSuite brukermøte, Oslo, 17.10.2012

McGloin, P. og Lacasse, S., 2012:
SoA Geo Data Management. Foredrag. GeoSuite brukermøte, Oslo, 17.10.2012

Lacasse, S., 2012:
GeoFuture prosjektet. Foredrag. NGF årsmøte, Høvik, april 2012

Markusson, M., 2012:
Framtidens geotekniska beräknings- och projekteringsverktyg. Foredrag. Autograf årsmøte. 13.11.2012.

Markusson, M. og Johansen T.; 2013:
Framtidens geotekniska beräknings- och projekteringsverktyg. Foredrag. SGFs Grundläggningsdagen 2013, Stockholmsmässan, Älvsjö. 07.03.2013.

Lacasse, S. 2013
Geo-Future. Assistance for the calculation of settlement Canadian Geotechnical Society, 66th Can.geot. Conf., Montreal, 1st October 2013.

Lacasse, S. 2013
GeoFuture. A design approach for practice GeoVirginia 2013, ASCE Geo-Institute. Williamsburg, VA, 2nd October 2013.

Lacasse, S. 2014
Protecting society from landslides - the role of the geotechnical engineer. Distinguished Lecture series, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. 30 mars 2014

Lacasse, S. 2014
Landslides and landslide risk. Invited Lecture. Landslides - Assessment, Characterization and Risk. The Geotechnical Society of Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, April 3-4 2014.
Bogen, L.O., 2014 GeoFuture- Framtidens geotekniske prosjekeringsverktøy Nettverkssamling, Multiconsult, 8 mai 2014

Andersson, L. 2014
NovapointDCM GeoSuite - Nyheter, tips og triks Brukermøtet 2014, Haugesund, 20-22 mai 2014 

Woldsengen, V. 2014
NovapointDCM GeoSuite - Dataflyt og samordning - modellering i 3D Brukermøtet 2014, Haugesund, 20-22 mai 2014 

Paulsen E. M. (2014).
Geotechnical borehole data included in a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI). ICITG 2014. Second International Conference on Information Technology, Durham, UK July 2014

 

Teknologidagen 2014

  • GeoFuture Introduksjon - Roald Aabøe og Kristian Aunaas
  • Innledning: Fra GeoSuite til GeoFuture Verktøy for planleggere - Torbjørn Johansen
  • Bruk av geodata i tidlige planfaser, trasevurderinger, bulighetsrom, kostnadsvurderinger, enkle og tidlige 3D modeller, bergflater. - Anne Karin Skjeflo
  • Utfordringer og nødvendig verktøy - Olle Kvick
  • Felles verktøy. Enklere godkjenning og bedre erfaringsoverføring - Frode Oset
  • Et svensk, norsk samarbeid og Erfaringer fra Sverige - Madelene markusson
  • Geotekniske dataflyt i alle arbeidsprosessene - Anders Rosenquist
  • 3D analyse i GeoFuture med assistanse - Hans-Petter Jostad og Suzanne Lacasse
  • En ny jordmodell for skandinaviske leirer - Jon Rønningen
  • Lørenbanen. Dyp byggegrop prosjektert i 3D. Modellering, dimensjonering og måleresultater Vegard Woldsengen
  • Prosjekter med store datamengder. Sammenstille data fra ulike kilder utfordringer, erfaringer, muligheter - Nikolaj Børner Hansen
  • Fra beregningssnitt til grunnkube. Presentasjon av Ground Observation Module - Patrick McGloin
  • Samarbeid om forskning og innovasjon- Geofuture som eksempel - Lars Andresen
  • Presentasjon av NADAG - Nasjonal Grunnboringsdatabase - Inger Lise Solberg
  • NADAG og samspill med aktørene - Kristian Aunaas
  • Geologi møter geoteknikk - Hans de Beer
  • 3D geologi FoU på Follobanen, Novapoint Tunnel - Mari Lie Arntsen
  • Geoteknikk i en entreprenørhverdag; erfaringer, problemstillinger og verktøy - Torbjørn Kjoberg
  • Overvåking og framtidig integrasjon in GeoFuture - Lars Krangnes
  • Skredovervåkning og datasammenstilling - Tore Humstad
  • Geosuite's kvarter. Tilbakemeldinger til GeoSuite AB Nye versjoner og videre utvikling - Jan Ludvigson

 

Workshops

Wizard soil profiles 17.08.2015 - joint venture between the GeoFuture partners

  • Wizard soil profiles - S. Lacasse, NGI

Workshop Piles 18.08.2015 - joint venture between the GeoFuture partners

  • Kort introduksjon til modul Piles - R. Sandven, Multiconsult
  • Hvor står vi og hvor går vi? - A. Andenæs, Multiconsult
  • Vertikallast enkeltpel. Peleveiledningen - A.T. Eigeland, Multiconsult
  • GeoSuite Peler - API jordmodell - A. Andenæs, Multiconsult
  • Wizard - input til beregningsprogrammer - S. Lacasse, NGI
  • GeoSuite Peler - Pelegruppeberegninger for broer - V. Woldsengen, Geovita
  • Module Piles. Brukererfaringer og forslag til forbedringer - E.J. Lande, NGI.
  • Oppsummering av viktige punkter - R. Sandven, Multiconsult

Workshop Workshop uttesting 19.08.2015 - joint venture between the GeoFuture partners

  • Plan for uttesting av programvare 2015/2016 - M. Huber, Norconsult
  • Setningsmodell. Minikurs. - A. Rosenquist, Vianova GeoSuite

 

Other publications

Commentaries and in-depth articles in media:

Intervju m/Rolf Sandven. Utvikler komplett 3D-verktøty for geoteknisk prosjektering. 15.juni 2015. Samferdsel og infrastruktur.  

Student assignments:

Vegard Gavel-Solberg, Master student NTNU,2014 Development and Implementation of Effective Stress Soil Model

/ Contacts

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Building, Construction and Transportation

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Suzanne Lacasse

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Natural Hazards

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