KTH-Royal Institute of Technology

Division of Structural Design and Bridges at the department of Civil and Architectural Engineering


The Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, was founded in 1827 and is the largest of Sweden's universities of technology. KTH is responsible for one-third of Sweden's capacity for engineering studies and technical research at post-secondary level. Our university has over 11,000 undergraduate students, 1,500 active postgraduate students and a staff of 3,100 people.


KTH conducts top-notch education and research of a broad spectrum - from natural science to all branches of technology, including architecture, industrial economics, urban planning, work science and environmental technology.


KTH is an international institution with established research and educational exchanges all over the world. It is KTH's ambition to play an even stronger role in the EU research programmes than today. More information about KTH can be found in http://www.kth.se/eng/.


The research at the Division of Structural Design and Bridges concerns analysis and design of structures and bridges taking into account the structural stability, durability, aestetics, environment, economics and social aspects. The last ten years, our research in the area of safety, assessment, and repair and strengthening of load-carrying structures have greatly intensified. Both theoretical and experimental research is performed. The department has modern equipment for static and dynamic testing of materials and structures in the laboratory or in the field.


Current research projects:

  • Loads and load effects on bridges
  • Bridge Weigh-in-Motion (B-WIM)
  • Studies of bridge-high speed train dynamic interaction effects
  • Long-term monitoring and assessment of bridges
  • Performance-based procurement of bridge maintenance
  • Reliability, technical maintenance, rehabilitation, and economical service life of bridge structures
  • Punching of plates and slabs
  • Productivity development for the construction process of bridges
  • New construction material and methods
  • Roads floors and pavements
  • Railway track engineering



 Prof. Håkan Sundquist
(Head of division,
Pro-Head of department)

Håkan Sundquist




 Dr. Raid Karoumi
(Research fellow)

Raid Karoumi






Dr. Gerard James
(Research fellow)


Gerard James