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
+46 (0)920 492912
F975 Luleå

Rasoul received his MSc in Infrastructural Engineering from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. He has been working as a PhD candidate at the Division of Structural and Fire Engineering in LTU since October 2012.

His current research project focuses on the load-carrying capacity of existing and new fastening systems in concrete structures and aims to improve the design methods and performance of anchorage systems.

Research Interests

  • Seismic performance of cast-in and post-installed anchors in concrete structures
  • Fatigue behavior of anchorage systems in concrete structures
  • Creep behavior of post-installed anchors under sustained loads
  • Strengthening and retrofitting of existing structures
  • Fracture mechanics of concrete structures

Professional Expertise

  • Design and dynamic evaluation of concrete structures and infrastructures
  • Non-linear Finite Element analysis of structures


Article in journal

Experimental Evaluation of Influence of Member Thickness, Anchor-Head Size, and Orthogonal Surface Reinforcement on the Tensile Capacity of Headed Anchors in Uncracked Concrete (2018)

Nilforoush. R, Nilsson. M, Elfgren. L
Journal of Structural Engineering, ISSN: 0733-9445, Vol. 144, nr. 4
Conference paper

Assessment of Fasteners to Concrete (2017)

A Tribute to Rolf Eligehausen
Elfgren. L, Nilforoush. R, Nilsson. M, Ohlsson. U
Part of: Connections between Steel and Concrete, 3rd International Symposium, s. 1294-1302, 2017
Article in journal

Experimental evaluation of tensile behaviour of single cast-in-place anchor bolts in plain and steel fibre-reinforced normal- and high-strength concrete (2017)

Nilforoush. R, Nilsson. M, Elfgren. L
Engineering structures, ISSN: 0141-0296, Vol. 147, s. 195-206
Article in journal

Influence of Surface Reinforcement, Member thickness and Cracked Concrete on Tensile Capacity of Anchor Bolts (2017)

Nilforoush. R, Nilsson. M, Elfgren. L, Ožbolt. J, Hofmann. J, Eligehausen. R
ACI Structural Journal, ISSN: 0889-3241, Vol. 114, nr. 6, s. 1543-1556