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Rasoul Nilforoush
Rasoul Nilforoush

Rasoul Nilforoush

Associate Senior Lecturer
Luleå University of Technology
Structural Engineering
Structural and Fire Engineering
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
rasoul.nilforoush@ltu.se
+46 (0)920 492912
T2203 Luleå

In 2012, I received my M.Sc. in Infrastructure Engineering from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Then, I joined Luleå University of Technology to pursue a doctorate in the field of Structural Engineering. Late 2017, I defended my Ph.D. thesis in the area of Anchorage to Concrete Structures.

I am currently working as a researcher and associate senior lecturer at LTU. My research area of interests includes the sustainability and durability of buildings and civil infrastructures (in general), and the development of innovative methods of the design, construction, assessment, maintenance, and repair of structures (in particular).

Research Projects

  • Characterization of mechanical and fracture properties of old concrete material for improved bridge assessment
  • Load-carrying capacity of metallic anchorage systems in High-Performance- and Steel-Fibre-Reinforced-Concrete structures
  • Improved structural health monitoring of bridges and tunnels using advanced optical methods
  • Strengthening of non-composite steel-girder concrete-slab bridges using post-installed shear connectors in the form of Coiled Spring Pins

Professional Expertise

  • Design of concrete structures and structural connections
  • Monititoring and assessment of existing structures
  • Strengthening and retrofiting of existing structures
  • Non-linear Finite Element analysis of structures
  • Fracture mechanics of old and young concrete
  • Management of small- to large-scale laboratory and field testing

Teaching

Publications

Conference paper

Testing of composite girders with coiled spring pin shear connectors (2021)

Hällmark. R, Nilforoush. R, Vestman. V, Collin. P
Part of: IABSE Congress Ghent 2021, Structural Engineering for Future Societal Needs, s. 1700-1708, International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), 2021
Conference paper

Anchorage capacity and performance in plain and steelfibre-reinforced-concrete (2020)

Nilforoush. R, Pia. G, Nilsson. M, Elfgren. L
Part of: 1st IABSE Online Symposium 2020, Synergy of Culture and Civil Engineering - History and Challenges, s. 700-709, International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), 2020
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
Conference paper

Fracture energy of concrete for bridge assessment (2020)

Nilforoush. R, Nilimaa. J, Bagge. N, Puurula. A, Ohlsson. U, Nilsson. M, et al.
Part of: 1st IABSE Online Symposium 2020, Synergy of Culture and Civil Engineering - History and Challenges, s. 692-699, International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE), 2020