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Andreas Eitzenberger
Andreas Eitzenberger

Andreas Eitzenberger

Senior Lecturer
Luleå University of Technology
Mining and Rock Engineering
Mining and Geotechnical Engineering
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+46 (0)920 492267
T3351 Luleå



I'm currently involved in a project where we study the behavior of the rock mass as it is subjected to dynamic load from seismic events occuring in a mining environment. We also study how the rock support affects the stability in these situations.


I have participated in different research projects which has allowed me to do the following:

  • study the large-scale stability of the footwall in a sublevel caving mine
  • by using numerical analyses studied the impact discontinuous rock masses have on the propagation of train-induced vibrations
  • developed a method to determine rock anisotropy by measuring the P-wave velocity diametrically rock cores


I graduated as a Master of Science in Civil- and Mining Engineering from Luleå University of Technology in 2001, where my majors were rock and soil mechanics. I have been conduction research as well as teaching at the Division of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering at Luleå University of Technology since 2001. In 2008 I earned my degree as Licentiate of engineering in Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, and in 2012 I defended my doctoral thesis within the same subject.


I have since 2001 mainly been teaching Rock mechanics but also Rock engineering. I'm currently involved in the following courses:


During my time at Ltu I have acted as supervisor for students who work with their degree project. To date, I have supervised seven master students and nine bachelor students.

Education development

Currently I am involved in three EU-projects where we, together with other universities and companies, will develop and improve education in rock mechanics and rock engineering.

In SIMS (Sustainable Intelligent Mining Systems) we are developing a VR experience that will be used to teach sustainable mining technology to the public, students, miners and operators.

In CDIO2 (Conceive Design Implement Operate), we are developing our courses in Rock mechanics and Rock engineering in accordance with CDIO (see link below). Within the project, we also work on how to improve the cooperation between the university and the mining and rock construction industry.

Within MiReBooks we will produce a series of Virtual and Augmented Reality based (i.e. Mixed Reality) interactive mining handbooks for higher mining education across Europe. The handbooks combine classical paper based teaching materials with MR materials for integrative classroom use.


Article in journal

Determination of magnitude completeness from convex Gutenberg-Richter graphs in the central portion ofthe Kiirunavaara mine (2017)

Svartsjaern. M, Eitzenberger. A
The Southern African Journal of Mining and Metallurgy, Vol. 117, nr. 6, s. 545-560
Article in journal

Conceptual Numerical Modeling of Large-Scale Footwall Behavior at the Kiirunavaara Mine, and Implications for Deformation Monitoring (2016)

Svartsjaern. M, Saiang. D, Nordlund. E, Eitzenberger. A
Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Vol. 49, nr. 3, s. 943-960
Conference paper

Vågutbredning i berg (2013)

Eitzenberger. A
Part of: Föredrag vid Bergmekanikdag i Stockholm, 11 mars 2013, s. 115-126, Stiftelsen bergteknisk forskning - Befo, 2013
Conference paper

Numerical simulation of train-induced vibrations in rock masses (2012)

Eitzenberger. A, Zhang. P, Nordlund. E
Part of: Harmonising rock engineering and the environment, proceedings of the 12th ISRM International Congress on Rock Mechanics, Beijing, October 18 - 21, 2011, s. 1189-1194, CRC Press/Balkema, 2012