Sven Knutsson

Title: Professor
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: F1036 - Luleå »
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. A laboratory test study on effect of freeze–thaw cycles on strength and hydraulic conductivity of stabilized dredged sediments

    Makusa, G., Mácsik, J., Holm, G. &Knutsson, S.15 Jan 2016In : Canadian Geotechnical Journal.53, 6, p. 1038-10458 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  2. Annual Runoff and Sediment in Duhok Reservoir Watershed Using SWAT and WEPP Models

    Ezz-Aldeen, M., Al-Ansari, N.&Knutsson, S.14 Jul 2016In : Engineering.8, 7, p. 410-42212 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  3. Classification of groundwater based on irrigation water quality index and GIS in Halabja Saidsadiq basin, NE Iraq

    Abdullah, T., Ali, S., Al-Ansari, N.&Knutsson, S.15 May 2016In : Journal of Environmental Hydrology.24, 21 p., 5

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  4. Comparison of three dimensional and two dimensional axisymmetric finite element analyses of a corner section of a tailings dam

    Zardari, M. A., Mattsson, H., Knutsson, S.& Ormann, L. 10 May 2016In : Scientia Iranica.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  5. Comparison of two genuinely geological alternatives for disposal of highly radioactive waste (HLW)

    Pusch, R., Kasbohm, J., Al-Ansari, N., Yang, T.&Knutsson, S.2016In : Comunicacoes Geologicas.28 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article


Published: 28 August 2006

Updated: 17 March 2014


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