Sven Knutsson

Title: Professor, Holder of a Chair
Organization: Luleå University of Technology
Research Area: Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
Division: Mining and Geotechnical Engineering
Department: Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources 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. Iraq Water Resources Planning: Perspectives and Prognoses

    Al-Ansari, N. ,Ali, A.&Knutsson, S.26 Jan 2015

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewConference paper

  2. Study of cement-grout penetration into fractures under static and oscillatory conditions

    Hatem, M. ,Pusch, R.&Knutsson, S.Jan 2015 In :Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology .45 ,p. 10-1910 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  3. Al-Batin Alluvial Fan, Southern Iraq

    Sissakian, V., Shihab, A.,Al-Ansari, N.&Knutsson, S.28 Oct 2014 In :Engineering .6 ,11 ,p. 699-71113 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  4. Al-Mseiab Qadaa landfill site selection using GIS and multicriteria decision analysis

    Alanbari, M.,Al-Ansari, N. , Jasim, H. &Knutsson, S.19 Aug 2014 In :Engineering .6 ,9 ,p. 526-54924 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  5. 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


Published: 28 August 2006

Updated: 17 March 2014

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