Patrik Ölund is head of group research and development at Ovako. Educated at The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden (1985-1990), he worked at the Swedish Institute for Metals Research (1990-1995) doing research relating to inclusions, fatigue and heat treatment. In 1995 he joined Ovako in the research department, which he now heads. In 2013, Ölund was the winner of the Kami Prize, presented to a distinguished scientist whose research has become the basis of a technical development within the Swedish steel and metal industry. (Bio last updated 2016-08-01 Contact Randy Stott, Managing Editor, with changes.)
Articles by Patrik Ă–lund
- Innovative Steel Design and Gear Machining of Advanced Engineering Steel (August 2016)
The increasing demands in the automotive industry for weight reduction, fuel efficiency and a reduced carbon footprint need to be addressed urgently. Up until now, widely used conventional steels have lived up to expectations. However, with more stringent emissions standards, demands on materials are increasing. Materials are expected to perform better, resulting in a need for increased fatigue strength. A possibility to increase torque on current generations without design changes can be achieved by selecting suitable materials.