Sven Knutsson

Title: Professor
Organization: Luleå University of Technology
Research Area: Soil Mechanics
Division: Mining and Geotechnical Engineering
Department: Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 493312
Room: F1036 - Luleå »
City: Luleå

Main research interests

Frost, frost action, thaw weakening, permafrost, snow mechanics

Water retension dams; internal erosion, stability

Tailings dams; mechanical properties, long term stability

Erosion and erosion processes

Mechanical properties in coarse grained material

Use of industrial by-products

Dredging and deposition of dredged sediments

Ongoing projects

"Sustainable Management Of Contaminated Sediments" (SMOCS) finanzed by EU Baltic Sea Region Program;

"Snow and Ice" finanzed by EU target 2 program

Swedish Hydropwer Center (SVC);


Article in journal
Pusch, R et al.

Two genuinely geological alternatives for disposal of highly radioactive waste (HLW)

Ingår i Communicacaoes Geologicas, ISSN 0873-948X; e-ISSN: 1647-581X
Article in journal
Sissakian, V et al.

Landslides in Hareer Anticline, Central Northern Part of Iraq

Ingår i Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, ISSN 1792-9040
Article in journal
Sissakian, V et al.

Age Estimation of Qara Chattan Landslide, Using Exposure Dating Method, Sulaimaniyah, Northeast Iraq

Ingår i Earth Sciences and Geotechnichal Engineering, ISSN 1792-9040
Article in journal
Osman, Y et al.

Climate Change and Future Precipitation in Arid Environment of Middle East

Ingår i Journal of Environmental Hydrology, ISSN 1058-3912
Article in journal
Chabuk, A et al.

Landfill Sites Selection Using AnalyticalHierarchy Process and Ratio ScaleWeighting

Ingår i Engineering, ISSN 1947-3931
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Student thesis

Student thesis
Riechers, J et al.

Impact of Drilling in Embankment Dams

Självständigt arbete på avancerad nivå (yrkesexamen), 20 poäng / 30 hp

Published: 28 August 2006

Updated: 17 March 2014


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