Robert Kliger

Professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

Robert Kliger is a Professor at the Division of Structural Engineering, researchgroup Steel and Timber Structures. He has more than 30 years' experience within the fields of structural engineering and wood properties. As a professor within structural engineering at Department for Civil and Environmental Engineering, focus in his research is on load-bearing materials and products made of both timber and steel, their mechanical response and performance, lifetime and quality estimation. The goal is to create better understanding of these materials, but also to assess, maintain, strengthen and upgrade existing stocks of buildings and bridges that are structurally deficient and obsolete.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2013–2015

Design and procurement of FRP bridges

Reza Haghani Dogaheh Structural Engineering
Robert Kliger Structural Engineering
Mohammad Al-Emrani Structural Engineering
Swedish Transport Administration

2011–2013

Flexible Processes and Improved Technologies for Urban Infrastructure Construction Sites (PANTURA)

Robert Kliger Structural Engineering
Mohammad Al-Emrani Structural Engineering
Rasmus Rempling Structural Engineering
Reza Haghani Dogaheh Structural Engineering
Valbona Mara Structural Engineering
European Commission (FP7)

1 publication exists
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Publications

2016

Stress-laminated-timber decks: state of the art and design based on Swedish practice

R. Crocetti, Kristoffer K J Ekholm, Robert Kliger
European Journal of Wood and Wood Products/Holz als Roh - und Werkstoff. Vol. 74 (3), p. 453-461
Journal article
2016

Wood-based beams strengthened with FRP laminates: improved performance with pre-stressed systems

Robert Kliger, Reza Haghani Dogaheh, Maurice Brunner et al
European Journal of Wood and Wood Products/Holz als Roh - und Werkstoff. Vol. 74 (3), p. 319-330
Journal article
2016

An approach to the development of connections between fibre reinforced polymer bridge decks

Valbona Mara, Robert Kliger
Case Studies in Structural Engineering. Vol. 5, p. 18-26
Journal article
2015

FRP reinforcement of timber structures

Kay-Uwe Schober, Annette M. Harte, Robert Kliger et al
Construction and Building Materials. Vol. 97, p. 106-118
Journal article
2015

A new method for strengthening concrete structures using prestressed FRP laminates

Reza Haghani Dogaheh, Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger
8th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Implementing Innovative Ideas in Structural Engineering and Project Management, ISEC 2015; Sydney; Australia; 23 November 2015 through 28 November 2015, p. 1153-1158
Paper in proceedings
2014

Modeling Slip in Stress-Laminated Timber Bridges: Comparison of Two Finite-Element-Method Approaches and Test Values

Kristoffer K J Ekholm, M. Ekevad, Robert Kliger
Journal of Bridge Engineering. Vol. 19 (9)
Journal article
2014

In situ assessment of the timber floor structure of the Skansen Lejonet fortification, Sweden

Thomas Lechner, T. Nowak, Robert Kliger
Construction and Building Materials. Vol. 58, p. 85-93
Journal article
2014

Compression failure mechanism in small scale timber specimens

Alann André, Robert Kliger, L. E. Asp
Construction and Building Materials. Vol. 50, p. 130-139
Journal article
2014

Effect of vertical interlaminar shear slip and butt joints in narrow stress-laminated-timber bridge decks

Kristoffer K J Ekholm, Robert Kliger
Engineering Structures. Vol. 72, p. 161-170
Journal article
2013

Vibration response of long cable-stayed timber footbridge – case study

Robert Kliger, Tomas Svensson, Hanna Jansson et al
Paper in proceedings
2013

Compression failure mechanism in small-scale wood specimens reinforced with CFRP: An experimental study

A. Andre, Robert Kliger, R. Olsson
Construction and Building Materials. Vol. 41, p. 790-800
Journal article
2013

Assessment of Density in Timber Using X-Ray Equipment

Thomas Lechner, Y. Sandin, Robert Kliger
International Journal of Architectural Heritage. Vol. 7 (4), p. 416-433
Magazine article
2013

Strategy for developing a future support system for the Vasa warship and evaluating its mechanical properties

Thomas Lechner, Ingela Bjurhager, Robert Kliger
Heritage Science. Vol. 1 (35)
Journal article
2013

Stress-Laminated Timber Decks Subjected to Eccentric Loads in the Ultimate Limit State

Kristoffer K J Ekholm, R. Crocetti, Robert Kliger
Journal of Bridge Engineering. Vol. 18 (5), p. 409-416
Journal article
2013

Stress-Laminated Timber Bridge Decks: Non-linear Effects in Ultimate and Serviceability Limit States

Mats Ekevad, Peter Jacobsson, Robert Kliger
Paper in proceedings
2013

Modelling of bending creep of low-and high-temperature-dried spruce timber

Daniel Honfi, Mårtensson Annika, Sven Thelandersson et al
Wood Science and Technology (1), p. 23-36
Journal article
2012

Full-Scale Ultimate-Load Test of a Stress-Laminated-Timber Bridge Deck

Kristoffer K J Ekholm, Robert Kliger, Roberto Crocetti
Journal of Bridge Engineering. Vol. 17 (4), p. 691-699
Journal article
2012

Design of Adehsive Joints in FRP-Bonded Steel Beams

Reza Haghani Dogaheh, Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger
International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics. Vol. 12 (1), p. 53-73
Journal article
2012

Timber bridges in Sweden - On-going research and steadily expanding market

Robert Kliger, Kristoffer K J Ekholm, R. Crocetti
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2012, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, 8-12 July 2012, p. 1887-1894
Paper in proceedings
2012

Non-destructive investigation of material properties of the Vasa warship: a pilot study

Thomas Lechner, Robert Kliger
Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Structures, p. 2432-2436
Paper in proceedings
2012

Timber reinforced FRP: Compression failure mechanism

A. Andre, Robert Kliger, Reza Haghani Dogaheh
Paper in proceedings
2012

Non-Destructive In-Situ Assessment of the Vasa Warship: A Case Study

Thomas Lechner, Robert Kliger
Conference contribution
2012

Non-linear analysis of a stress-laminated-timber bridge loaded to failure

Kristoffer K J Ekholm, Robert Kliger, R. Crocetti
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2012, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, 8-12 July 2012, p. 1879-1886
Paper in proceedings
2012

Upgrading of an Existing Concrete-Steel Bridge Using Fibre Reinforced Polymer Deck – A Feasibility Study

Valbona Mara, Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger
FRP Bridges Conference 2012- Conference Proceedings, p. 26-34
Paper in proceedings
2012

FRP APPLICATIONS IN LOW-DISTURBANCE, SUSTAINABLE URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE

Robert Kliger, Reza Haghani Dogaheh, Juliana Patiño Quinchía et al
Paper in proceedings
2011

The influence of material properties on the amount of twist of spruce wood during kiln drying

A. Straze, Robert Kliger, M. Johansson et al
European Journal of Wood and Wood Products/Holz als Roh - und Werkstoff. Vol. 69 (2), p. 239-246
Journal article
2011

On-Site X-ray Assessment of Density in Timber Structures

Thomas Lechner, Robert Kliger, Ylva Sandin
Conference poster
2010

Stress distribution in adhesive joints with tapered laminates - Effect of tapering length and material properties

Reza Haghani Dogaheh, Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger
Journal of Composite Materials. Vol. 44 (3), p. 287-302
Journal article
2010

DENSITY CALIBRATION USING X-RAY EQUIPMENT FOR IN-SITU ASSESSMENT OF TIMBER STRUCTURES

Thomas Lechner, Ylva Sandin, Robert Kliger
Conference contribution
2010

Density calibration using X-ray equipment for in-situ assessment of timber structures

Thomas Lechner, Y. Sandin, Robert Kliger
11th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2010, WCTE 2010. Vol. 1, p. 81-89
Paper in proceedings
2010

Effect of Laminate Tapering on Strain Distribution in Adhesive Joints: Experimental Investigation

Reza Haghani Dogaheh, Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger
Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites. Vol. 29 (7), p. 972-985
Journal article
2010

Ultimate limit state load test of stress-laminated-timber deck

Kristoffer K J Ekholm, Roberto Crocetti, Robert Kliger
World conference on timber engineering 2010, June 20-24 2010, Riva del Garda, Italy. Vol. 700 (2), p. 343-352
Paper in proceedings
2010

Timber Quality for the Construction Industry

Robert Kliger
Paper in proceedings
2010

Performance of steel beams strengthened with CFRP laminate - Part 1: Laboratory tests

Dag Linghoff, Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger
Composites Part B: Engineering. Vol. 41 (7), p. 509-515
Journal article
2010

Anchorage systems to reduce the loss of pre-stress in stress-laminated timber bridges

Roberto Crocetti, Robert Kliger
Proceeedings of the International Conference Timber Bridges, p. 11-
Paper in proceedings
2010

Density Calibration Using X-ray Equipment for In-Situ Assessment of Timber Structures

Thomas Lechner, Ylva Sandin, Robert Kliger
Conference contribution
2009

Timber-framed partition walls and their restraining effect on warp in built-in wall studs - Models for twist

Magnus Bäckström, Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger
Construction and Building Materials. Vol. 23 (12), p. 3556-3563
Journal article
2009

Effect of laminate tapering on strain distribution in adhesive joints: an experimental investigation

Reza Haghani Dogaheh, Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger
Paper in proceedings
2009

Interfacial stress analysis of geometrically modified adhesive joints in steel beams strengthened with FRP laminates

Reza Haghani Dogaheh, Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger
Construction and Building Materials. Vol. 23 (3), p. 1413-1422
Journal article
2009

Mechanical Properties of Stress Laminated Timber Decks – Experimental study

Kristoffer K J Ekholm, Roberto Crocetti, Robert Kliger
CIB-W18 Proceedings meeting forty-two 2009, Dübendorf, Switzerland
Paper in proceedings
2009

Strengthening Glulam Beams with Steel and Composite Plates

Mohammad Al-Emrani, Reza Haghani Dogaheh, Robert Kliger et al
Paper in proceedings
2008

Timber-framed partition walls and their restraining effect on warp - A model for spring

Magnus Bäckström, Robert Kliger
Construction and Building Materials. Vol. 23 (1), p. 71-77
Journal article
2008

Anchoring Pre-stressed FRP laminates

Mohammad Al-Emrani, Reza Haghani Dogaheh, Robert Kliger
Patent
2008

Strengthening timber with CFRP or steel plates - Short and long-term performance

Robert Kliger, Mohammad Al-Emrani, M. Johansson et al
10th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2008; Miyazaki; Japan; 2 June 2008 through 5 June 2008. Vol. 1, p. 414-421
Paper in proceedings
2008

Effect of tapering on interfacial stresses in adhesive joints without adhesive fillet

Reza Haghani Dogaheh, Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger
Paper in proceedings
2007

Bending creep performance of modified timber

Hannah Epmeier, MARIE JOHANSSON, Robert Kliger et al
Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff. Vol. 65, p. 343-351
Journal article
2007

Standardised information flow for connections in industrialised construction

MARIE JOHANSSON, Victor Lassl, Patrik Löfgren et al
Paper in proceedings
2007

Partition walls and their restraining effect on warp in built-in wall studs

Magnus Bäckström, Robert Kliger
Journal of Structural Engineering. Vol. 133 (5), p. 714-719
Journal article
2007

Beständiga Konstruktioner

Ingvar Olofsson, Robert Kliger, Karin Lundgren
Vbyggaren (4), p. 46-52
Magazine article
2007

Material properties and their interrelation in chemically modified clear wood of Scots pine

Hannah Epmeier, MARIE JOHANSSON, Robert Kliger et al
Holzforschung. Vol. 61 (1), p. 34-42
Journal article
2007

Reinforcement of glulam elements subjected to large local compression perpendicular to the grain using self-tapping screws

Roberto Crocetti, Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger et al
Paper in proceedings
2007

Control of Interfacial Stresses in Beams Strengthened with Prestressed CFRP Laminates

Reza Haghani Dogaheh, Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger
Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures (APFIS 2007) Hong Kong, China, 12-14 December. Vol. 2, p. 1053-1060
Paper in proceedings
2007

Strengthening Glulam Beams with Steel and Composite Plates

Robert Kliger, Mohammad Al-Emrani, MARIE JOHANSSON et al
Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures (APFIS 2007) Hong Kong, China, 12-14 December. Vol. 1, p. 291-296
Paper in proceedings
2007

Strengthening steel structures with bonded CFRP

Dag Linghoff, Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger
Paper in proceedings
2006

Strengthening steel beams using bonded Carbon-Fibre-Reinforced-Polymers laminates

Dag Linghoff, Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger
3rd International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management - Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Life-Cycle Performance and Cost; Porto; Portugal; 16 July 2006 through 19 July 2006, p. 1011-1012
Conference contribution
2006

Restraining moisture-related twist in timber structures

Magnus Bäckström, Robert Kliger
Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff. Vol. 64 (3), p. 235-242
Journal article
2006

Experimental and numerical investigation of the behaviour and strength of composite steel-cfrp members

Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger
Advances in structural engineering. Vol. 9 (6), p. 29-41
Journal article
2006

Pre-twisting during sawing results in straight studs

Robert Kliger, Nils Nilsson, MARIE JOHANSSON
Forest Products Journal. Vol. 56 (2), p. 61-65
Journal article
2006

Analysis of interfacial shear stresses in beams strengthened with bonded prestressed laminates

Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger
Composites: Part B - Engineering. Vol. 37, p. 265-272
Journal article
2005

Bonding strength and fracture mechanisms in composite steel-CFRP elements

Mohammad Al-Emrani, Dag Linghoff, Robert Kliger
Paper in proceedings
2005

Dynamic Response of a Timber Floor

Torbjörn Ekevid, Robert Kliger, Per Kettil et al
Report
2005

Experimental study of material properties of modified Scots pine

Hannah Epmeier, Robert Kliger
Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff. Vol. 63, p. 430-436
Journal article
2005

Distortion and Material Properties of High-Temperature Dried Spruce Timber

Robert Kliger, Charlotte Bengtsson, MARIE JOHANSSON
Holzforshung. Vol. 59 (6), p. 647-653
Journal article
2005

The Behavior, Strength and Fracture Mechanisms in Composite Steel-CFRP Members

Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger
Paper in proceedings
2004

Restraining forces preventing twist in the in-service conditions in timber studs

Magnus Bäckström, MARIE JOHANSSON, Robert Kliger
Proceedings of the Second International Conference of the European Society for Wood Mechanics,. Vol. 1, p. 127-132
Paper in proceedings
2004

The builders' view on drying quality and its consequences

Robert Kliger, MARIE JOHANSSON, Sigurdur Ormarsson et al
Conference contribution
2004

Influence of time and moisture on distortion of partition walls

Magnus Bäckström, Robert Kliger
Proceedings of WCTE 2004 - The 8th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Lahti, Finland, 14-17 June. Vol. 3, p. 525-528
Paper in proceedings
2004

Overlooked Secondary Effects in Open-Deck Truss Bridges

Mohammad Al-Emrani, Björn Åkesson, Robert Kliger
Structural Engineering International. Vol. 14 (4)
Journal article
2004

What happens when timber leaves the kiln - examples taken from wall construction

Robert Bäckström, Robert Kliger
Conference contribution
2004

Fatigue performance of stringer-to-floor-beam connections in riveted railway bridges

Mohammad Al-Emrani, Björn Åkesson, Robert Kliger
Paper in proceedings
2004

Egenskaper hos modifierat virke

Hannah Epmeier, Robert Kliger, Mats Westin
Report
2003

Dynamisk mätning av elasticitetsmodul på stockar - en möjlig sorteringsmetod?

Robert Kliger, MARIE JOHANSSON, Magnus Bäckström
Report
2003

FE analysis of stringer-to-floor-beam connections in riveted railway bridges

Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger
Journal of Constructional Steel Research. Vol. 59 (7), p. 803-818
Journal article
2002

Experimentelle untersuchung des ermudungsverhaltens genieteter trager

Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger
Stahlbau. Vol. 71 (2), p. 145-150
Journal article