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Swebrec - Swedish Blasting Research Centre

Swebrec is a part of the Division of mining and geotechnical engineering at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural resources engineering.


Focus areas

  • Detonics and performance of explosives in rock
  • Optimal fragmentation in blasting
  • Model for benchblasting and primary crushers in open pits
  • Controlled breakage in sub-level caving
  • Blast damage in drifting and tunnelling
  • Environmental effects due to blasting

Principal partners of Swebrec are Atlas Copco, Boliden Mineral, LKAB, LKAB Berg & Betong.

Daniel Johansson

Johansson, Daniel - Professor and Head of Subject

Organisation: Mining and Rock Engineering, Mining and Geotechnical Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 492361
Photo: Tomas Bergman
Daniel Johansson, Professor in Mining and Rock Engineering

Daniel Johansson wants to understand in depth how the disintegration of rocks looks like blasting in mines. The goal is to solve technical challenges so that in the future we will be able to mine ore more efficiently and sustainably.

Licentiate seminar by Jeroen van Eldert

Analysis of Excavation Damage, Rock Mass Characterisation and Rock Support Design using Drilling Monitoring

Gurmeet Shekhar
Licentiate seminar Gurmeet Shekhar

Draw control strategy for sublevel caving mines – A probabilistic approach