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Mikael Svartsjaern holds a PhD in Mining and Rock Engineering from Luleå University of Technology. The thesis work was performed in close collaboration with the mining company LKAB focusing on footwall stability and infrastructure damage at the Kiirunavaara mine. Mikael has practical mining experience from underground mapping and is well acquainted numerical modelling in 2D and 3D. He also has teaching experience on both basic and advanced level in rock mechanics from his University years.
The extended abstract "Distinct Element Method (DEM) for fibrous composites: Toward computational guided manufacturing" has been selected for the 2020 Itasca Symposium's Peter A. Cundall Award.
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