Sven Knutsson

Title: Professor, Chaired 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.2016In : Canadian Geotechnical Journal.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  2. Process stabilization–solidification and physicochemical factors influencing strength development of treated dredged sediments

    Makusa, G., Mácsik, J., Holm, G. &Knutsson, S.Aug 2016Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP).

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings

  3. Slope stability in landform design

    Knutsson, R., Bjelkevik, A. &Knutsson, S.2016

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewConference paper

  4. Age Estimation of Qash Qooly Valley in Dokan Vicinity, North Iraq Using Exposure Age Determination Method

    Sissakian, V., Al-Ansari, N.&Knutsson, S.2 Feb 2015In : Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture.9, p. 90-10314 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  5. Application of SimaPro7 on Al-Hilla City Sewerage Network, Iraq

    Alanbari, M., Alazzawi, H., Al-Ansari, N.&Knutsson, S.15 May 2015In : Engineering.7, 5, p. 224-2295 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article


Published: 28 August 2006

Updated: 17 March 2014