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Sven Knutsson
Sven Knutsson

Sven Knutsson

Luleå University of Technology
Soil Mechanics
Mining and Geotechnical Engineering
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+46 (0)920 493312
T3336 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);


Conference paper

Forensic Investigations of the old E10 road in Kiruna, Sweden (2022)

Bansal. T, Knutsson. S, Laue. J
Paper presented at : 20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering 2022
Conference paper

Mechanical behaviour of an experimental embankment dam during initial impoundment (2022)

Toromanovic. J, Mattsson. H, Knutsson. S, Laue. J, Bernstone. C
Part of: In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Sydney, Australia, 2022
Conference paper

Observations From Initial Impoundment of an Experimental Embankment Dam – Field Data and Modelling (2022)

Toromanovic. J, Laue. J, Mattsson. H, Knutsson. S, Viklander. P, Bernstone. C
Part of: In Proceedings of the 27th Congress on Large Dams, May 27- June 03 2022, Marseille, France., 2022
Conference paper

A Non-Destructive Parameter Identification for an Embankment Dam (2021)

Toromanovic. J, Mattsson. H, Laue. J, Knutsson. S
Part of: Numerical Analysis of Dams, Proceedings of the 15th ICOLD International Benchmark Workshop, s. 889-899, Springer Nature, 2021
Article in journal

Dam Safety (2021)

Hazards Created by Human Failings and Actions
Adamo. N, Al-Ansari. N, Sissakian. V, Laue. J, Knutsson. S
Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 11, nr. 1, s. 65-107

Student thesis