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In the media: Soil Mechanics professor explains the mudslide in Gjerdrum

Published: 15 March 2021

We remember the terrible accident at Gjerdrum, where 10 people died and 1000 people had to be evacuated. But how does such a landslide really occur? And where is the risk that it will occur again?

But how does such a landslide really occur? Swedish Radio reporter Thomas Öberg met Sven Knutsson, professor of geotechnics at Luleå University of Technology, who explains the phenomenon of quick clay.

Sven Knutsson

Sven Knutsson, Professor

Phone: +46 (0)920 493312
Organisation: Soil Mechanics, Mining and Geotechnical Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering