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

A practical method for predicting shear deformation of reinforced concrete beams (2020)

Huang. Z, Tu. Y, Meng. S, Ohlsson. U, Täljsten. B, Elfgren. L
Engineering structures, Vol. 206
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
Chapter in book

Load Testing as Part of Bridge Management in Sweden (2019)

Elfgren. L, Täljsten. B, Blanksvärd. T
Part of: Load Testing of Bridges
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