Fredrik Ljungström

Swedish engineer The Ljungström Non-condensing Turbine Locomotive by Ljungström Steam Turbine Co. (Swedish: Aktiebolaget Ljungströms Ångturbin) (1931), established in 1908.

Fredrik Ljungström (16 June 1875 – 18 February 1964) was a Swedish engineer, technical designer, and industrialist.

Considered one of the foremost inventors of Sweden, Fredrik Ljungström accounted for hundreds of technical patents alone and in collaboration with his brother Birger Ljungström (1872–1948): from early bicycling free wheeling hubs techniques and mechanical automatic transmissions for vehicles, to steam turbines, air preheaters, and circular arc hulls for sailing boats. He co-founded companies such as The New Cycle Company, Ljungström Steam Turbine Co. and Ljungström Swedish Turbine Manufacturing Co. (STAL), and associated with other industrialists such as Alfred Nobel, Helge Palmcrantz, Gustaf de Laval, Curt Nicolin, and Gustaf Dalén. As innovative as his ideas were in function, they also often turned out in terms of unconventional external design, such as his steam turbine locomotives and sailboats.

During the resource scarcity of World War II, Fredrik Ljungström's innovative technology for oil shale underground gasification by electrical energy, called the Ljungström method, provided a strategical impact for the Swedish Armed Forces. In addition, Ljungström's technology contributed to the first Swedish jet engine, torpedoes, and more.

With Fredrik Ljungström's air preheater implemented in a large number of modern power stations around the world until this day with total attributed worldwide fuel savings estimated to 4,960,000,000 tons of oil, "few inventions have been as successful in saving fuel as the Ljungström Air Preheater". In 1995, the ...read more

Ljungström turbine
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Ljungström turbine ... circa 1908 by the Swedish brothers Birger Ljungström (1872–1948) and Fredrik Ljungström (1875–1964). The Ljungström brothers were creative, time-typical inventors...

Ljungström rig
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Ljungström rig ... Ljungström rig is the name for the sailing rig designed by Swedish engineer Fredrik Ljungström with double main sails and rotating mast, but without boom...

History of cycling
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History of cycling ... locking hubs was introduced in 1892 by the Swedish engineers Fredrik Ljungström and Birger Ljungström. It attracted attention at the World's Fair and was produced...

Ljungström air preheater
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Ljungström air preheater ... Ljungström air preheater is an air preheater invented by the Swedish engineer Fredrik Ljungström (1875-1964). The patent was achieved in 1930. Even in...

Bicycle
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Bicycle ... locking hubs was introduced in 1892 by the Swedish engineers Fredrik Ljungström and Birger Ljungström. It attracted attention at the World Fair and was produced...

Steam turbine locomotive
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Steam turbine locomotive ... locomotive was built by Beyer-Peacock, using the Ljungström turbine by Fredrik Ljungström. Like one of Ljungström's early designs, the driving wheels were under...

STAL
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STAL ... Ljungström; "Swedish Turbine Manufacturing Co.") was an industrial company established in 1913 in Finspång, Sweden, by the brothers Birger Ljungström...

Ljungström sailboat
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Ljungström sailboat ... Ljungström sailboats were created by the Swedish engineer Fredrik Ljungström, who was interested in sailing since childhood. A "Ljungström sailboat" typically...

Svea Velocipede
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Svea Velocipede ... type invented in the 19th century by the Swedish brothers Fredrik Ljungström and Birger Ljungström. The bicycle employed the today well-established bicycle...

Olof Ljungström
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Olof Ljungström ... Institute of Technology, United States. Olof Ljungström was born in 1918 as the son of Fredrik Ljungström and Signe (née Söderberg). He studied at Whitlockska...

Turbine
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Jonas Patrik Ljungström
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Ljungström
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Oscar Ljungström
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Circular arc hull
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List of Swedish inventors
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