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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

Geotechnical testing


Jan Laue

Professor and Head of Subject
Luleå University of Technology
Soil Mechanics
Mining and Geotechnical Engineering
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+46 (0)920 491288
Geophysical Prospecting, Vol. 69, nr. 4, s. 821-841
Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, Vol. 12, nr. 1, s. 1741-1777
Geomorphology, Vol. 381
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