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Research in Mining and Rock Engineering

The research in Mining- and Rock Engineering comprises mining technology, rock engineering and rock mechanics, including rock mass properties, design of rock excavations in mining, tunnelling, and other underground constructions, as well as planning- and production processes related to both mining engineering and civil engineering (underground constructions).


The following research areas are today at focus:

  • Technologies related to operations in mining and underground construction; from unit operations to automation, robotization, mine production optimization, Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs), and AI/Machine Learning.
  • Rock Mechanics; from fundamental strength and deformations of rock to advanced prediction models and rock support
  • Blast engineering through Swebrec’s research portfolio
  • Mine seismicity
  • Grouting
  • Mine and tunnel ventilation
  • Environmental impacts of mining and extraction activities