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

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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

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

Roberto Crocetti, Kristoffer Ekholm, Robert Kliger et al
European Journal of Wood and Wood Products. Vol. 74 (3), p. 453-461
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

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

Robert Kliger, Reza Haghani, Maurice Brunner et al
European Journal of Wood and Wood Products. Vol. 74 (3), p. 319-330
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

A new method for strengthening concrete structures using prestressed FRP laminates

Reza Haghani, Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger et al
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

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

Kristoffer Ekholm, M. Ekevad, Robert Kliger et al
Journal of Bridge Engineering. Vol. 19 (9)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

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

Kristoffer Ekholm, Robert Kliger,
Engineering Structures. Vol. 72, p. 161-170
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

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

Thomas Lechner, T. Nowak, Robert Kliger et al
Construction and Building Materials. Vol. 58, p. 85-93
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

Compression failure mechanism in small scale timber specimens

Alann André, Robert Kliger, L. E. Asp et al
Construction and Building Materials. Vol. 50, p. 130-139
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

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

Mats Ekevad, Peter Jacobsson, Robert Kliger et al
Proceedings of International Conference on Timber Bridges 2013- Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

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

Robert Kliger, Tomas Svensson, Hanna Jansson et al
Proceedings of International Conference on Timber Bridges 2013- Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

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

Thomas Lechner, Ingela Bjurhager, Robert Kliger et al
Heritage Science. Vol. 1 (35)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

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

A. Andre, Robert Kliger, R. Olsson et al
Construction and Building Materials. Vol. 41, p. 790-800
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

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

Kristoffer Ekholm, R. Crocetti, Robert Kliger et al
Journal of Bridge Engineering. Vol. 18 (5), p. 409-416
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Assessment of Density in Timber Using X-Ray Equipment

Thomas Lechner, Y. Sandin, Robert Kliger et al
International Journal of Architectural Heritage. Vol. 7 (4), p. 416-433
Scientific journal article - non peer reviewed
2012

Timber reinforced FRP: Compression failure mechanism

A. André, Robert Kliger, Reza Haghani et al
6th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, CICE 2012; Rome; Italy; 13 June 2012 through 15 June 2012
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

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

Thomas Kruglowa, Robert Kliger,
Conference Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2012

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

Thomas Kruglowa, Robert Kliger,
Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Structures, p. 2432-2436
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

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

Valbona Mara, Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger et al
FRP Bridges Conference 2012- Conference Proceedings, p. 26-34
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

FRP APPLICATIONS IN LOW-DISTURBANCE, SUSTAINABLE URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE

Robert Kliger, Reza Haghani, Juliana Patiño Quinchía et al
Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Civil Engineering Infrastructure Based on Polymer Composites
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

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

Kristoffer Ekholm, Robert Kliger, R. Crocetti et al
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2012, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, 8-12 July 2012, p. 1879-1886
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

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

Robert Kliger, Kristoffer Ekholm, R. Crocetti et al
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2012, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, 8-12 July 2012, p. 1887-1894
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2012

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

Kristoffer Ekholm, Robert Kliger, Roberto Crocetti et al
Journal of Bridge Engineering. Vol. 17 (4), p. 691-699
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2012

Design of Adehsive Joints in FRP-Bonded Steel Beams

Reza Haghani, Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger et al
International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics. Vol. 12 (1), p. 53-73
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2011

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

Thomas Kruglowa, Robert Kliger, Ylva Sandin et al
Proceedings of the International Conference on Structural Health Assessment of Timber Structures 2011 (SHATIS 2011)
Conference poster
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. Vol. 69 (2), p. 239-246
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

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

Thomas Kruglowa, Ylva Sandin, Robert Kliger et al
Proceedings of the 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Riva Del Garda, Italy, 20-24 June 2010
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2010

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

Thomas Kruglowa, Y. Sandin, Robert Kliger et al
11th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2010, WCTE 2010. Vol. 1, p. 81-89
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2010

Timber Quality for the Construction Industry

Robert Kliger,
Proceedings of the final conference of COST Action E53 ‘Quality control for wood & wood products’ Edinburgh, UK
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2010

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

Dag Linghoff, Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger et al
Composites Part B-Engineering. Vol. 41 (7), p. 509-515
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

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

Kristoffer Karlsson, Roberto Crocetti, Robert Kliger et al
World conference on timber engineering 2010, June 20-24 2010, Riva del Garda, Italy. Vol. 700 (2)
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2010

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

Thomas Kruglowa, Ylva Sandin, Robert Kliger et al
Proceedings of WCTE 2010 - The 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Riva del Garda, Trentino, Italy
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2010

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

Reza Haghani, Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger et al
Journal of Composite Materials. Vol. 44 (3), p. 287-302
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

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

Reza Haghani, Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger et al
Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites. Vol. 29 (7), p. 972-985
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2009

Effects of geometrical modifications on behavior of adhesive joints used to bond CFRP laminates to steel members - experimental investigation

Reza Haghani, Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger et al
Nordic Steel Conference, Sweden
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2009

Strengthening Glulam Beams with Steel and Composite Plates

Mohammad Al-Emrani, Reza Haghani, Robert Kliger et al
Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Composite Science and Technology, Sharjah, UAE
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2009

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

Reza Haghani, Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger et al
Proceedings of the 7th International Conferene on Composite Science and Technology, Sharjah, UAE
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2009

Strengthening of Timber Beams using FRP, with Emphasis on Compression Strength: A State of the Art Review

Alann André, Robert Kliger,
APFIS 2009, Seul, Korea, Dec 9-11 2009
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2009

Mechanical Properties of Stress Laminated Timber Decks – Experimental study

Kristoffer Karlsson, Roberto Crocetti, Robert Kliger et al
CIB-W18 Proceedings meeting forty-two 2009, Dübendorf, Switzerland
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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 et al
Construction and Building Materials. Vol. 23 (12), p. 3556-3563
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2009

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

Reza Haghani, Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger et al
Construction and Building Materials. Vol. 23 (3), p. 1413-1422
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2008

Anchoring Pre-stressed FRP laminates

Mohammad Al-Emrani, Reza Haghani, Robert Kliger et al
Patent
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2008

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

Reza Haghani, Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger et al
Fourth International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2008)
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2007

Beständiga Konstruktioner

Ingvar Olofsson, Robert Kliger, Karin Lundgren et al
Vbyggaren (4), p. 46-52
Journal article - popular science
2007

Strengthening steel structures with bonded CFRP

Dag Linghoff, Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger et al
Advanced Composites in Construction (ACIC 07)
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
The third international conference on structural engineering, mechanics and computation. Cape Town, South Africa, 10-12 September 2007
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2007

Control of Interfacial Stresses in Beams Strengthened with Prestressed CFRP Laminates

Reza Haghani, Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger et al
Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures (APFIS 2007) Hong Kong, China, 12-14 December. Vol. 2, p. 1053-1060
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2007

Standardised information flow for connections in industrialised construction

Marie Johansson, Victor Lassl, Patrik Löfgren et al
ManuBuild 1st International Conference - The Transformation of the Industry: Open Building Manufacturing
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2006

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

Dag Linghoff, Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger et al
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 paper - non peer reviewed
2006

Restraining moisture-related twist in timber structures

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

Pre-twisting during sawing results in straight studs

Robert Kliger, Nils Nilsson, Marie Johansson et al
Forest Products Journal. Vol. 56 (2), p. 61-65
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2005

Bonding strength and fracture mechanisms in composite steel-CFRP elements

Mohammad Al-Emrani, Dag Linghoff, Robert Kliger et al
Bonded behaviour of FRP in Structures (BBFS 2005)
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2005

Dynamic Response of a Timber Floor

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

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

Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger,
International symposium on bond behaviour of FRP in structures, 8-10 December 2005, Hong Kong, China.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2005

Experimental study of material properties of modified Scots pine

Hannah Epmeier, Robert Kliger,
Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff. Vol. 63, p. 430-436
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2005

Distortion and Material Properties of High-Temperature Dried Spruce Timber

Robert Kliger, Charlotte Bengtsson, Marie Johansson et al
Holzforshung. Vol. 59 (6), p. 647-653
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2004

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

Mohammad Al-Emrani, Björn Åkesson, Robert Kliger et al
Second International Conference on Bridge naintainace, Afety and Management
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2004

Overlooked Secondary Effects in Open-Deck Truss Bridges

Mohammad Al-Emrani, Björn Åkesson, Robert Kliger et al
Structural Engineering International. Vol. 14 (4)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2004

Egenskaper hos modifierat virke

Hannah Epmeier, Robert Kliger, Mats Westin et al
Report
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2004

The builders' view on drying quality and its consequences

Robert Kliger, Marie Johansson, Sigurdur Ormarsson et al
Proceedings of COST E15 - Drying timber for value-added products, Athens, Greece, 22-24 April
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2004

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

Robert Bäckström, Robert Kliger,
Proceedings of COST E15 - Timber drying for value-added products, Athens, Greece, 22-24 April
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2004

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

Magnus Bäckström, Marie Johansson, Robert Kliger et al
Proceedings of the Second International Conference of the European Society for Wood Mechanics, . Vol. 1, p. 127-132
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2003

Dynamisk mätning av elasticitetsmodul på stockar - en möjlig sorteringsmetod?

Robert Kliger, Marie Johansson, Magnus Bäckström et al
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2002

Experimentelle untersuchung des ermudungsverhaltens genieteter trager

Mohammad Al-Emrani, Robert Kliger,
Stahlbau. Vol. 71 (2), p. 145-150
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed