Björn Täljsten
Björn Täljsten

Björn Täljsten

Luleå University of Technology
Structural Engineering
Structural and Fire Engineering
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+46 (0)920 493066
F967 Luleå

I am a Professor in Structural Engineering with research focus on condition assessment and strengthening of structures. I work part time as a professor and also as the CEO of Sto Scandinavia AB (

Research Interests

  • Strengthening and upgrading of structures, in particular concrete structures
  • Assement
  • Life cycle cost analysis
  • Field testing of structures
  • Full scale testing
  • Fatiuge
  • Prestressing
  • The use of polymer composites in construction, e.g. reinforcement, strengthening, structures


Professional Expertise

  • Assessment of structural capacity of concrete structures
  • Design of strengthening of concrete structures using FRPs
  • Management of field testing and monitoring of structures
  • Management of research and industrial projects
  • Project Management


Article in journal

3D reconstruction of existing concrete bridges using optical methods (2019)

Popescu. C, Täljsten. B, Blanksvärd. T, Elfgren. L
Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Vol. 15, nr. 7, s. 912-924
Article in journal

Local and global behavior of walls with cut-out openings in multi-story reinforced concrete buildings (2019)

Sabau. C, Popescu. C, Bagge. N, Sas. G, Blanksvärd. T, Täljsten. B
Engineering structures, Vol. 187, s. 57-72
Chapter in book

Assessment and Loading to Failure of Three Swedish RC Bridges (2018)

Nilimaa. J, Sabau. C, Bagge. N, Puurula. A, Sas. G, Blanksvärd. T, et al.
Part of: Evaluation of Concrete Bridge Behavior through Load Testing
Article in journal

Axially Loaded RC Walls with Cutout Openings Strengthened with FRCM Composites (2018)

Sabau. C, Popescu. C, Sas. G, Blanksvärd. T, Täljsten. B
Journal of composites for construction, Vol. 22, nr. 6, s. 04018046-1-04018046-16
Conference paper

Bridges tested to failure in Sweden (2018)

Täljsten. B, Blanksvärd. T, Sas. G, Bagge. N, Nilimaa. J, Popescu. C, et al.
Part of: IABSE Conference 2018 – Engineering the Past, to Meet the Needs of the FutureJune 25-27 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2018