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Soil Mechanics

Research is going on in the following areas:

Methods to increase the comfort and availability of gravel roads - Mine tailing dams design and construction short and long term function - New deposition technique for finely grounded waste rock - Use of scrap tyres in earth work application - Environmental assessment of the use of industrial by products - Mechanical properties of sulphide rich soils - Environmental impact of fills of sulphide rich soils - Mechanical behaviour of pellets (LKAB) - Swedish Hydropowert Center - Inner erosion of dams - Stability of tailings dams - Mechanical properties of snow

Franska journalister Photo: Richard Renberg
French journalists visited the university

Today the Luleå University of Technology was visited by journalists from some of France's largest daily newspapers. They were invited to report on the world-unique green initiatives currently being implemented in northern Sweden.

Photo: Johan Casselgren
Competence center in road engineering

The Swedish Transport Administration has decided to finance a new competence center in road engineering with almost half a billion SEK over twelve years, during the period 2023 to 2034, with an annual budget of up to 40 million SEK per year.

Jan Laue Professor and Head of Subject, Head of Division
Luleå University of Technology
Soil Mechanics
Mining and Geotechnical Engineering
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+46 (0)920 491288
Frontiers in Earth Science, Vol. 10
Applied water science, Vol. 13, nr. 2
Article in journal
Zubaidi. S, Al-Bdairi. N, Ortega-Martorell. S, Ridha. H, Al-Ansari. N, Al-Bugharbee. H, et al.
Journal of water resources planning and management, Vol. 149, nr. 1
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