Sven Knutsson

Title: Professor, Holder of a Chair
Organization: Luleå University of Technology
Department: Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Division: Mining and Geotechnical Engineering
Research Area: Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 493312
Room: F1053 - show on map »
City: Luleå

Main research interests

Frost, frost action, thaw weakening, permafrost, snow mechanics

Water retension dams; internal erosion, stability

Tailings dams; mechanical properties, long term stability

Erosion and erosion processes

Mechanical properties in coarse grained material

Use of industrial by-products

Dredging and deposition of dredged sediments

Ongoing projects

"Sustainable Management Of Contaminated Sediments" (SMOCS) finanzed by EU Baltic Sea Region Program;

"Snow and Ice" finanzed by EU target 2 program

Swedish Hydropwer Center (SVC);


  1. Al-Mseiab Qadaa Landfill Site Selection Using GIS and Multicriteria Decision Analysis

    Alanbari, M.,Al-Ansari, N. , Jasim, H. &Knutsson, S.2014 In :Engineering .27 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  2. Application of Simapro7 on Karbala Wastewater Treatment Plant, Iraq

    Alanbari, M. A.,Al-Ansari, N. , Altaee, S. A. &Knutsson, S.25 Mar 2014 In :Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering .4 ,2 ,p. 55-6814 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  3. Assessment of clay buffers for isolating HLW

    Yang, T. ,Pusch, R. ,Knutsson, S.& Liu, X.2014Waste Management and The Environment VII. Brebbia, C. A., Passerini, G. & Itoh, H. (eds.). Southampton:WIT Press ,11 p. (W I T Transactions on Ecology and the Environment; No. 180).

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings

  4. Bearing Capacity Affecting the Design of Shallow Foundation in Various Regions of Iraq Using SAP200 & SAFE softwares

    Al-Taie, E. ,Al-Ansari, N.&Knutsson, S.2014 In :Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering .p. 1-2121 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  5. Climate Change and Future Long Term Trends of Rainfall at North-east Part of Iraq

    Al-Ansari, N. , Abdellatif, M.,Ezz-Aldeen, M. , Ali, S. S. &Knutsson, S.15 Jul 2014 In :Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture .8 ,6 ,p. 790-80516 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article


Published: 28 August 2006

Updated: 17 March 2014

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