Sven Knutsson

Title: Professor, Holder of a Chair
Organization: Luleå University of Technology
Research Area: Soil Mechanics
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. Development of Gulley Ali Beg Gorge in Rawandooz Area, Northern Iraq

    Sissakian, V., Abdul Jabbar, M.,Al-Ansari, N.&Knutsson, S.19 Jan 2015 In :Engineering .7 ,1 ,p. 16-3015 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  2. Expected Future Precipitation in Central Iraq using LARS-WG Stochastic Weather Generator*

    Osman, Y.,Al-Ansari, N. , Abdellatif, M., Aljawad, S. &Knutsson, S.2015 In :Engineering .

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  3. Heat effects on clay and concrete in very deep holes for disposal of high level waste

    Hatem, M. ,Pusch, R. ,Knutsson, S.& Warr, L.2015 In :Construction and Building Materials .14 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  4. Holmehus clay – A Tertiary smectitic clay of potential use for isolation of hazardous waste

    Pusch, R. , Kasbohm, J., Thao, H. M.,Knutsson, S.& Ngyuen Thanh , L.2015 In :Engineering Geology .15 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  5. Impact of scale on rock strength

    Pusch, R. , Weston, R. &Knutsson, S.2015 In :Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering .

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article


Published: 28 August 2006

Updated: 17 March 2014

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