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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
T2208 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.

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

Workflow for Off-Site Bridge Inspection Using Automatic Damage Detection-Case Study of the Pahtajokk Bridge (2021)

Mirzazade. A, Popescu. C, Blanksvärd. T, Täljsten. B
Remote Sensing, Vol. 13, nr. 14
Conference paper

A comparison between laser scanning, photogrammetry and infrared scanning to create 3D digital models of existing concrete bridges (2020)

Popescu. C, Täljsten. B, Blanksvärd. T, Elfgren. L
Part of: 1st IABSE Online Symposium 2020, Synergy of Culture and Civil Engineering - History and Challenges, s. 1101-1108, International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), 2020
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
Conference paper

Assessment of prestressed concrete bridges - challenges (2020)

Täljsten. B, Paulsson. B, Popescu. C, Bagge. N, Nilforoush. R, Emborg. M, et al.
Part of: IABSE Symposium, Wroclaw 2020, Synergy of Culture and Civil Engineering – History and Challenges, s. 487-494, International Association For Bridge And Structural Engineering (IABSE), 2020