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060797000 For motor 32
060798000 Having ease of assembly or disassembly feature 5
20100115965TORQUE LOAD TRANSFER ATTACHMENT HARDWARE - A bushing for assembling an exhaust duct liner with an exhaust duct in a gas turbine engine comprises a body, a bushing opening and a first tab. The body is insertable into a duct opening in an exhaust duct. The bushing opening extends through the body to receive a shaft of a liner fastener. The first tab protrudes from the body to extend into an interior of the duct to prevent rotation of a head of the liner fastener.05-13-2010
20120260670APPARATUS TO SEAL WITH A TURBINE BLADE STAGE IN A GAS TURBINE - Disclosed is an apparatus configured to seal with a turbine blade stage of a gas turbine. The apparatus includes an outer shroud coupled to an inner shroud and configured to circumferentially surround the turbine blade stage. The inner shroud is configured to circumferentially surround the turbine blade stage to seal with the turbine blade stage and includes an attachment element configured to be inserted into the outer shroud to couple the inner shroud to the outer shroud.10-18-2012
20110120143JET ENGINE NACELLE INTENDED TO EQUIP AN AIRCRAFT - The invention relates to a jet engine nacelle intended to equip an aircraft, formed from at least first and second half-shells and equipped with at least one locking system designed to lock one of the half-shells with respect to the other, the locking system being actuable between a locked state and an unlocked state by means of an actuating device (05-26-2011
20120247123SECURING SYSTEM - A securing system is provided for securing a component to a gas turbine engine casing. The system has a core engine casing formed from a front casing portion and a rear casing portion. The casing portions have respective casing flanges at which the casing portions are detachably joined together. The system further has a component flange extending from a component. The component flange is configured so that, when the casing portions are joined together, the component flange is trapped between the casing flanges. One of the casing flanges projects inwards from the casing to form an airtight seal with the component flange on the inside of the casing. The other of the casing flanges projects outwards from the casing to form an airtight seal with the component flange on the outside of the casing.10-04-2012
20130091864QUICK DISENGAGING FIELD JOINT FOR EXHAUST SYSTEM COMPONENTS OF GAS TURBINE ENGINES - A quick disengaging field joint connects a first component of an exhaust system of a gas turbine engine to a second component of the exhaust system. The field joint includes a pair of opposed stepped liners connected via exterior-facing connecting flanges. The field joints can be disassembled entirely from outside the exhaust housing without requiring access to the interior of the exhaust housing.04-18-2013
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20130042630GAS TURBINE ENGINE ACCESSORY MOUNT - A gas turbine engine accessory mount comprises a bracket fixedly attached to the engine's case, a link adapted for connection to the accessory and bracket and a fastener such as a pin disposed with a frangible fuse bushing, the pin and fuse bushing being received within aligned apertures in the link and bracket such that deflections and distortions of the engine case due to abnormal operating conditions of the engine such as a rotor imbalance due to separation of a blade therefrom, result in a shearing of the fuse busing thereby dissipating energy associated with the case deflections and distortions and isolating the fastener, link and accessory from the case deflections and distortions.02-21-2013
20130042628GAS TURBINE ENGINE INTERNAL COMPARTMENT STRUCTURE HAVING EGRESS FEATURE - A gas turbine engine includes a gas turbine engine internal compartment structure having an integral passageway. Wiring is routed through the integral passageway of the gas turbine engine internal compartment structure.02-21-2013
20130042629TURBOMACHINE LOAD MANAGEMENT ASSEMBLY - An example turbomachine load management assembly includes a support rod extending from a first rod end to a second rod end that is moveable radially relative to a fan duct, a bearing housing, or both, when the support rod is coupling the fan duct and the bearing housing.02-21-2013
20090193813COMBUSTION APPARATUS - A wall element for a combustion space, the wall element comprising a ceramic body, a support within the body, and attachment means extending from the support and protruding from the body for securing the ceramic body to a combustion space wall.08-06-2009
20100031673CASING OF A GAS TURBINE ENGINE - A section of a gas turbine engine including a radial spoke is provided. The spoke includes an aerodynamic shape with a leading side and a trailing side and, extending from the leading side to the trailing side, a first side and a second side, opposite the first side. The spoke also includes at least one flow guiding element arranged on at least the first side.02-11-2010
20110192171TRANSITION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR COMBUSTION TRANSITION DUCTS FOR TURBINE ENGINES - A transition duct support system for a transition duct that channels hot gases from a combustor exit to a gas turbine inlet of a turbine engine. The transition duct support system includes a transition support frame formed from a body positioned around a transition duct body at an outlet transition section. The transition support frame may include a first inner surface aligned with and positioned proximate to portion of the outlet transition section that is positioned at an oblique angle relative to the outer wall of the transition duct body to limit linear movement of the transition duct body in a first direction. The transition support frame may also include a second inner surface positioned at an oblique angle to limit linear movement of the transition duct body in a second direction opposite the first direction.08-11-2011
20100132369MID TURBINE FRAME SYSTEM FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINE - A gas turbine engine has an engine casing component, such as a mid turbine frame system, which may includes an outer case surrounding a spoke or strut casing. Load transfer spokes of the spoke casing extend between the outer case and an inner case of the spoke casing. A bearing housing supported by the engine casing may include a fuse arrangement for isolating bearing seizure loads from the engine casing. A seal arrangement may be provided to centralize the rotors after the fuse fails. The mid turbine frame may be provided to have a desired flexibility through the configuration of the casing and bearings in design.06-03-2010
20100000227AIR INTAKE FOR AN AIRCRAFT TURBINE ENGINE - According to the invention, the air intake (01-07-2010
20130081404DEVICE FOR THE MUTUAL FIXATION OF TWO COMPONENTS - A device is provided for the mutual fixing of two components, which are interconnected via a flanged joint, for preventing a relative movement of the components in relation to each other in the connecting plane of the flanged joint. The device includes a key which engages in both components in a form-fitting manner in the region of the flanged joint. A simplified and flexible application is achieved by the key being guided in one of the components by means of a precision fit, whereas in the other of the components the form fit can be adjusted by adding shims.04-04-2013
20130031913MOVABLE STRUT COVER FOR EXHAUST DIFFUSER - A strut cover for use in a gas turbine engine having structure defining an annular flow path for receiving exhaust gas from a turbine section of the engine. The strut cover is located downstream from a last row of blades of the turbine section and extends radially through the flow path between inner and outer walls. The strut cover includes an upstream section and a downstream section. The upstream section defines a leading edge for the strut cover and is supported on a pivot axis for pivotal movement about the pivot axis. The downstream section defines a trailing edge for the strut cover and includes an upstream end positioned adjacent to a downstream end of the upstream section. The downstream section is stationary relative to the inner and outer walls to define a predetermined flow angle for directing exhaust gases flowing from the upstream section and passing through the diffuser.02-07-2013
20100043449DEVICE FOR ATTACHING A COMBUSTION CHAMBER - Turbomachine comprising an annular combustion chamber (02-25-2010
20100043448GAS TURBINE ENGINE COMBUSTOR AND METHOD FOR DELIVERING PURGE GAS INTO A COMBUSTION CHAMBER OF THE COMBUSTOR - In a gas turbine engine combustor and method for delivering purge gas thereto, a ferrule is generally coupled to the housing and moveable relative thereto. The ferrule has a primary opening through which a combustor component extends into a combustion chamber of the combustor. The ferrule further has a plurality of purge gas openings separate from and in transversely spaced relationship with the primary opening to allow purge gas to flow through the ferrule. In a first position of the ferrule at least one purge gas opening is blocked against the flow of purge gas therethrough and at least one other purge gas opening is unblocked against purge gas flow. In a second position of the ferrule at least one of the blocked purge gas openings of the first ferrule position is unblocked to permit the flow of purge gas therethrough.02-25-2010
20100107653NOZZLE TIP ASSEMBLY WITH SECONDARY RETENTION DEVICE - A nozzle tip assembly and method characterized by the use of a retention device including at least one tab that cooperates with a ledge for coupling a nozzle shroud to a nozzle adaptor. The retention device can be used as a secondary retention feature to prevent nozzle separation and/or to enable the fuel injector to be repaired without having to replace the entire assembly. The latter advantage is of particular benefit when there is damage during assembly or when the nozzle tip assembly is being overhauled.05-06-2010
20120180501BLEED VALVE MODULE - A bleed valve module for mounting to a support structure within an aircraft includes a pipe, a plurality of bleed valves connected to the pipe, a plurality of pneumatic actuators connected to the plurality of bleed valves, and a vibration isolating element. The pipe contains a flow of bleed air and includes a plurality of inlets and an outlet. The plurality of bleed valves controls the flow of bleed air in the pipe. The plurality of pneumatic actuators actuate the plurality of bleed valves. The vibration isolating element connects the bleed valve module to the support structure within the aircraft and isolates the bleed valve module from vibration.07-19-2012
20120180500SYSTEM FOR DAMPING VIBRATION IN A GAS TURBINE ENGINE - A system, including, a turbine combustor, including, a first wall disposed about a flow path of hot combustion gases, a second wall disposed about the first wall, and a damping system disposed between the first and second walls, wherein the damping system is configured to dampen vibration, and the damping system is tuned to dynamic drivers in the turbine combustor.07-19-2012
20130055725GAS DUCT FOR A GAS TURBINE AND GAS TURBINE HAVING SUCH A GAS DUCT - A gas duct for a gas turbine through which exhaust gases from the gas turbine are discharged to an outside includes a concentric inner casing and an outer casing disposed at a distance from the inner casing and concentrically encompassing the inner casing. A plurality of radial support struts interconnect the inner casing and the outer casing. Each of the support struts, the inner casing and the outer casing each have a heat-resistant lining disposed so as to provide protection against heat from the exhaust gases. The heat-resistant the linings of each of the support struts, the inner casing and the outer casing are divided in each case into a plurality of separate segments that are fastened to a support structure in an arrangement that provides an individual entirely or almost stress-free thermal expansion of each of the plurality of separate segments in an expansion plane.03-07-2013
20130067930AXIAL BOLTING ARRANGEMENT FOR MID TURBINE FRAME - A mid turbine frame of a gas turbine engine has a plurality of circumferentially spaced load transfer spokes extending radially between outer and inner cases. The load transfer spokes have a circumferentially enlarged inner end which is mounted to the inner case by a plurality of axially disposed fasteners extending through the inner case and spokes.03-21-2013
20130160460RIGID RAFT - The present invention provides a rigid raft formed of rigid composite material. The raft has an electrical system and/or a fluid system embedded therein. The raft further has a tank for containing liquid integrally formed therewith. The tank can be formed of the rigid composite material. The tank can be for a gas turbine engine.06-27-2013
20090293497GAS TURBINE ENGINE ASSEMBLY - A gas turbine engine assembly includes an inlet lip assembly, a fan containment case, and a front flange. The fan containment case surrounds a fan section and is positioned downstream from the inlet lip assembly. The front flange is mounted between the inlet lip assembly and the fan containment case and is positioned upstream from the fan section.12-03-2009
20110011095WASHER WITH COOLING PASSAGE FOR A TURBINE ENGINE COMBUSTOR - A washer for a turbine engine combustor comprises a first surface, a second surface facing generally opposite from the first surface, a bore communicating through the first and second surfaces, and a cooling passage separate from the bore and communicating through the first and second surfaces.01-20-2011
20130160464ANTI-VIBRATION MOUNT - An anti-vibration mount is provided for mounting a first component to a second component. The mount has an elastomeric body which provides a recess into which the first component is received. The mount further has pair of brackets which fit to opposing sides of the elastomeric body sandwiching the first component received in the recess therebetween. At least one of the brackets is arranged to connect the anti-vibration mount and second component together. The mount further has a clamping arrangement which applies clamping pressure across the brackets and thereby compresses the elastomeric body to secure the first component in the recess.06-27-2013
20130160459ACCESSORY MOUNTING FOR A GAS TURBINE - Accessories are mounted to a gas turbine engine from a frame attached to a pylon which is used to mount the engine to an airframe. The frame independently mounts the accessories so that engine vibrations are not transmitted to the accessories.06-27-2013
20130160462GAS TURBINE ENGINE PART - The present invention provides a gas turbine engine part which has a primary purpose in the engine which is structural and/or aerodynamic. The part is formed of rigid composite material, and has an electrical system comprising electrical conductors permanently embedded in the composite material. This provides advantages in terms of weight, complexity, and build time.06-27-2013
20130160463RAFT ASSEMBLY - A raft assembly for a gas turbine engine is provided. The raft assembly includes a rigid raft formed of a rigid material that has an electrical system and/or a fluid system embedded therein. The raft assembly further includes one or more clamps for mounting tubular members to the raft. The or each clamp has a first clamp block and a second clamp block which, in use, clamp together to grip a tubular member between the blocks. The first block is fixed to the raft. The or each clamp further has a fastener operatively extending between the blocks. The fastener is tightenable to apply a clamping load between the blocks, and releasable to remove the clamping load such that the second block can be moved relative to the first block to allow the tubular member to be received between or removed from between the blocks06-27-2013
20120234019TAPERED BEARINGS - A gear support assembly for a turbine engine includes an epicyclic gear arrangement and a first tapered bearing and a second tapered bearing spaced apart from the first tapered bearing. The first tapered bearing and the second tapered bearing are arranged axially forward of the epicyclic gear arrangement and support the epicyclic gear arrangement.09-20-2012
20130160461ELECTRONIC UNIT MOUNTING - An electrical assembly 06-27-2013
20100132373MID TURBINE FRAME FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINE - A mid turbine frame with an annular interturbine duct may be assembled by placing an mid turbine frame inner case of into the interturbine duct, inserting a plurality of mid turbine frame spokes radially through respective hollow radial struts of the interturbine duct to be connected to the mid turbine frame inner case to form a mid turbine frame spoke casing. A mid turbine frame outer case is also connected to the spokes, to provide an assembled mid turbine frame.06-03-2010
20110016880RETAINER FOR SUSPENDED THERMAL PROTECTION ELEMENTS IN A GAS TURBINE ENGINE - A hanger system includes a pin with a head section which defines a pin axis. A clip assembly captures the head section to permit movement of the pin within a hanger in a direction traverse to the pin axis. A fastener which retains the clip assembly to the hanger.01-27-2011
20110138819GAS TURBINE ENGINE WITH COOLING ARRANGEMENT - A gas turbine engine has an exhaust diffuser. A first path extends radially through the outer and inner cones of the diffuser and has a radially inward end and a radially outward end the inward end fluidly connected to the central cavity. An air supply or ejector is fluidly connected to the radially outward end of the first path, for drawing air by using the compressed air through the first path into the central cavity. A first opening is defined in the inner cone to fluidly connect between the exhaust channel and the central cavity. The first path and the first opening are so positioned that the cooling air is delivered from the air supply through the first path, the central cavity, and the first opening into the exhaust channel as it makes thermal contact with an object positioned in the central cavity to cool the object.06-16-2011
20110271688Reduced Pressure Loss Transition Support - A transition piece support for a turbomachine includes one or more support arms extending across a diffuser flowpath to the transition piece. The one or more support arms include a streamwise surface and a crosswise surface. A streamwise extent of the streamwise surface is greater than a crosswise extent of the crosswise surface to reduce flow anomalies in a flow of fluid across the one or more support arms. A turbomachine includes a combustor, a diffuser, a transition piece operably connected to the combustor and a transition piece support including one or more support arms extending across a flow of fluid to the transition piece. The support arms include a streamwise surface and a crosswise surface. A streamwise extent of the streamwise surface is greater than a crosswise extent of the crosswise surface to reduce flow anomalies in a flow of fluid across the one or more support arms.11-10-2011
20110283711GAS TURBINE COMPONENT AND A GAS TURBINE ENGINE COMPRISING THE COMPONENT - A gas turbine component includes an element having a relatively weak region with regard to stress loads in operation, the component including at least one elongated stiffening structure which extends on at least one side of the weak region, and the elongated stiffening structure is connected to the element in a load-transmitting manner and adapted to form a load path in its extension direction.11-24-2011
20080276621CATENARY MID-TURBINE FRAME DESIGN - An engine casing assembly having dual load transfer points includes a U-shaped mid-turbine frame, an engine casing, a plurality of dimples, a strut and a mounting apparatus. The engine casing has an exterior surface and an interior surface. A plurality dimples are formed in the engine casing so that U-shaped protrusions are formed in the interior surface and U-shaped indentions are formed in the exterior surface. A strut connects one U-shaped protrusion to the mid-turbine frame and a mounting apparatus located within an indention so that a load is transferred from the mid-turbine frame to the engine casing and the mounting apparatus.11-13-2008
20110296847MOUNTING ASSEMBLY - A mounting assembly 12-08-2011
20110030386MID-TURBINE FRAME - A mid-turbine frame connected to at least one mount of a gas turbine engine transfers a first load from a first bearing and a second load from a second bearing to the mount. The mid-turbine frame includes a single point load shell structure and a plurality of struts. The single point load shell structure combines the first load and the second load into a combined load. The plurality of struts is connected to the single point load structure and transfers the combined load from the single point load shell structure to the mount.02-10-2011
20100126184COMBUSTION CHAMBER ARRANGEMENT FOR OPERATING A GAS TURBINE - A combustion chamber arrangement is described for operating a gas turbine, with a combustion chamber wall which encloses the combustion chamber space and in the region of the combustion chamber outlet encloses a flow passage for hot gases which develop inside the combustion chamber, has a combustion chamber wall edge which freely terminates in the axial flow direction of the hot gases. The combustion chamber wall edge is formed with a profile which blocks or at least inhibits a diffuser effect when a cooling air flow, which is guided axially through the flow passages into the annular spatial area, flows over the combustion chamber wall edge.05-27-2010
20090272123Gas Turbine Engine Systems and Related Methods Involving Thermally Isolated Retention - Gas turbine engine systems and related methods involving thermally isolated retention are provided. In this regard, a representative method for attaching a gas turbine engine component includes using a fastener, varying in diameter along a length thereof, to prevent a portion of a component from being crimped between surfaces to which the component is attached such that the component moves relative to the surfaces responsive to thermal cycling of a gas turbine engine of which the surfaces and the component are constituent parts.11-05-2009
20110214433STRAIN TOLERANT BOUND STRUCTURE FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE - A gas turbine engine includes bound assemblies with an inner diameter ring, struts, and an outer diameter ring. The strut is connected to the inner diameter ring and extends radially outward therefrom to connect to the outer diameter ring. A strain relief feature is disposed adjacent to or at the connection between the strut and the inner diameter ring and/or the outer diameter ring. The strain relief feature lengthens the arc segment of fillet curvature. For a constant thermal punch load, the lengthened arc segment of fillet curvature results in a decreased maximum strain in the bound assembly.09-08-2011
20100101232COMPLIANT METAL SUPPORT FOR CERAMIC COMBUSTOR LINER IN A GAS TURBINE ENGINE - A combustion system for an engine, such as a gas turbine engine is provided. The combustion system has a ceramic component, such as ceramic combustor liner, and at least one metal support component, such as a metal ring or a plurality of metal cones, for providing radial and axial support to the ceramic component. The at least one metal support component includes a structure, such as axial slots or radial slots, for minimizing stress and for increasing compliance of the metal support component with respect to the ceramic component.04-29-2010
20120291452THERMALLY COMPLIANT SUPPORT FOR A COMBUSTION SYSTEM - A support structure in a gas turbine combustor end cap (11-22-2012
20120023967AUXILIARY POWER UNIT WITH HOT SECTION FIRE ENCLOSURE ARRANGEMENT - A Hot Section Fire Enclosure for a gas turbine engine according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes a multiple of supports mounted between a Hot Section Fire Enclosure support ring and a shroud, at least one of the supports includes a hollow support pin which spaces the Hot Section Fire Enclosure support ring relative the shroud.02-02-2012
20090120101Organic Matrix Composite Components, Systems Using Such Components, and Methods for Manufacturing Such Components - Organic matrix composite components, systems using such components, and methods for manufacturing such components are provided. In this regard, a representative organic matrix composite component includes: an organic matrix composite; a layer of aluminum applied to the organic matrix composite; and a wear resistant coating applied to the aluminum layer.05-14-2009
20090308078ENGINE MOUNTING APPARATUS - An engine mounting apparatus having a yoke carrier block and a main mount block, the yoke carrier block being connectable to the main mount block, the main mount block being connected to the engine by at least one engine attachment link for transferring loads from an engine in a normal load path during normal operation of the engine mounting arrangement, characterised in that the yoke carrier block is connected to a further engine attachment link independently of the main mount block, the further engine attachment link being unloaded during normal operation of the engine mounting arrangement and arranged to transfer loads from the engine in the event of a failure of one or more components in the normal load path.12-17-2009
20100089068Combustion liner damper - The present invention are directed towards a system and method for providing a way of reducing the vibrations and wear between mating components of a gas turbine combustor. The gas turbine combustor includes a flow sleeve having a plurality of liner stops and a combustion liner located radially within the flow sleeve. Spring dampers are positioned between the combustion liner and the flow sleeve to restrict the relative movement between the flow sleeve and the combustion liner and dampen vibrations at their assembly location. The spring dampers are capable of compressing to permit thermal growth between the combustion liner and flow sleeve.04-15-2010
20130098064STRUCTURAL COOLING FLUID TUBE FOR SUPPORTING A TURBINE COMPONENT AND SUPPLYING COOLING FLUID - A shaft cover support for a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The shaft cover support not only provides enhanced support to a shaft cover of the gas turbine engine, but also includes a cooling fluid chamber for passing fluids from a rotor air cooling supply conduit to an inner ring cooling manifold. As such, the shaft cover support accomplishes in a single component what was only partially accomplished in two components in conventional configurations. The shaft cover support may also provide additional stiffness and reduce interference of the flow from the compressor. In addition, the shaft cover support accommodates a transition section extending between compressor and turbine sections of the engine. The shaft cover support has a radially extending region that is offset from the inlet and outlet that enables the shaft cover support to surround the transition, thereby reducing the overall length of this section of the engine.04-25-2013
20130098065STRUCTURAL COOLING FLUID TUBE FOR SUPPORTING A TURBINE COMPONENT AND SUPPLYING COOLING FLUID TO TRANSITION SECTION - A shaft cover support for a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The shaft cover support not only provides enhanced support to a shaft cover of the gas turbine engine, but also includes a cooling fluid chamber for passing fluids from a rotor air cooling supply conduit to an inner ring cooling manifold. Furthermore, the shaft cover support may include a cooling shield supply extending from the cooling fluid chamber between the radially outward inlet and the radially inward outlet on the radially extending region and in fluid communication with the cooling fluid chamber for providing cooling fluids to a transition section. The shaft cover support may also provide additional stiffness and reduce interference of the flow from the compressor. In addition, the shaft cover support accommodates a transition section extending between compressor and turbine sections of the gas turbine engine.04-25-2013
20090145137TRANSITION DUCT ASSEMBLY - A transition duct assembly with a thermally free aft frame and mounting system for use in a gas turbine engine are disclosed. The aft frame is capable of adjusting to thermal gradients while the mounting system provides for at least transverse movement of the transition duct during engine assembly. The mounting system also provides a means for raising the natural frequency of the transition duct outside of the engine's dynamic excitation ranges.06-11-2009
20100011780COMBUSTOR LINER SUPPORT AND SEAL ASSEMBLY - The invention is a combination that includes a gas turbine engine extending along an axis. The gas turbine engine includes an annular combustor with a combustor liner. The combination of the invention also includes a plurality of projections extending from the combustor liner and spaced from one another circumferentially about the axis. The combination of the invention also includes a free-standing ring disposed about the combustor liner and positioned adjacent to the plurality of projections along the axis. The plurality of projections engage a corresponding circumferentially-facing portion of the free-standing ring and circumferentially support the combustor liner while allowing relative radial displacement between the combustor liner and the free-standing ring. The combination of the invention also includes a rolling assembly operably disposed between the free-standing ring and the plurality of projections to reduce binding during the relative radial displacement.01-21-2010
20120291450AUXILIARY POWER UNIT MOUNTING FEATURE - An auxiliary power unit assembly includes an auxiliary power unit with an auxiliary power unit exhaust duct, a bell mouth, and one or more bell mouth struts. The auxiliary power unit exhaust duct extends from the auxiliary power unit and has an aft end portion that is received within the bell mouth. The bell mouth struts extend from an inner surface of the bell mouth and extend generally radially toward the auxiliary power unit exhaust duct.11-22-2012
20120291451STRUCTURAL FRAME FOR GAS TURBINE COMBUSTION CAP ASSEMBLY - An intermediate support frame (11-22-2012
20100126183CMC MIXER WITH STRUCTURAL OUTER COWLING - The invention relates to a mixer (05-27-2010
20080282703INTERFACE BETWEEN A COMBUSTOR AND FUEL NOZZLE - A floating collar assembly is provided comprising a substantially flat floating collar trapped between a heat shield and a dome panel of the combustor. Axial engagement between the floating collar and the fuel nozzle is maintained via a nozzle cap mounted over the fuel nozzle tip.11-20-2008
20110219781GAS TURBINE ENGINE WITH TIE SHAFT FOR AXIAL HIGH PRESSURE COMPRESSOR ROTOR - A compressor section to be mounted in a gas turbine engine has a plurality of axial compressor rotors arranged from an upstream location toward a downstream location. A tie shaft applies an axial force at one end of the compressor section and biases the compressor rotors against a hub at the opposite end. The downstream compressor is an axial compressor rotor. A gas turbine engine incorporating this structure is also claimed.09-15-2011
20090049842ENCLOSURE FOR A GAS TURBINE AND METHOD FOR ENCLOSING THE SAME - Disclosed is an enclosure for a gas turbine, the enclosure including an enclosure section configured to partially enclose the gas turbine, and at least one other enclosure section, the at least one other enclosure section being configured to assemble with the enclosure section in a manner that associates the at least one other enclosure section with the enclosure section, wherein said at least one other enclosure section and said enclosure section are configured to substantially enclose the gas turbine when the at least one other enclosure section is associated with the enclosure section.02-26-2009
20110225979TURBO ENGINE - The invention relates to a turbo engine, in particular a gas turbine aircraft engine, having a plurality of compressor components, at least one combustion chamber and a plurality of turbine components, wherein at least one support rib (09-22-2011
20100170267BURNER FOR A GAS TURBINE - A burner for a gas turbine including a main burner and a pilot burner is provided. The main burner has a supporting structure, a heat shield and a holder for the heat shield, and wherein the holder is at least partially located within the supporting structure and the heat shield is at least partially located within the holder. The heat shield is fastened to the holder by a force-fit and/or a frictional connection.07-08-2010
20100154436Forward sleeve retainer plate and method - In a combustor section, wherein a forward sleeve is disposed to encircle a leading end of an impingement sleeve comprised of first and second impingement sleeve parts abutted along a longitudinal junction thereof, a retainer member disposed to overlie the longitudinal junction. The retainer member is welded to at least one of said forward sleeve and the impingement sleeve. The retainer member has first and second axial end edges disposed transverse to the longitudinal junction, and at least one of the axial end edges has a cutout defined therein and disposed to overlie the longitudinal junction.06-24-2010
20100162725GAS TURBINE ENGINE DEVICE - A gas turbine engine adapter is provided. In one form the adapter is segmented and may be attached to a gas turbine engine support ring. The adapter can provide a channel that may receive part of a gas turbine engine component such as, but not limited to, a plug nozzle. The adapter can include a load bearing support to counteract axial forces experienced by the plug nozzle during operation of the gas turbine engine. A compressible seal can be provided between the plug nozzle and the adapter. A leaf seal can also be provided to seal between segments of the adapter. The plug nozzle can be discouraged from rotating relative to the adapter.07-01-2010
20130213056DAMPING DEVICE FOR DAMPING PRESSURE OSCILLATIONS WITHIN A COMBUSTION CHAMBER OF A TURBINE - A damping device for damping pressure oscillations within a combustion chamber of a turbine is provided. The damping device has a radially extending damping device body. The damping device body has a radially inner circumferential edge portion and a radially outer circumferential edge portion. A through hole is formed in the damping device body and has a tapered shape.08-22-2013
20120192571COMBUSTOR LINER SUPPORT AND SEAL ASSEMBLY - A combination including a gas turbine engine extending along an axis is disclosed herein. The gas turbine engine includes an annular combustor having a combustor liner. The combination also includes a plurality of projections extending from the combustor liner and spaced from one another circumferentially about the axis. The combination also includes a free-standing ring disposed about the combustor liner and positioned adjacent to the plurality of projections along the axis. The plurality of projections engage the free-standing ring and circumferentially support the combustor liner while allowing relative radial displacement between the combustor liner and the free-standing ring. The combination also includes a plurality of pins each being integrally-formed with one of the plurality of projections. Each of the plurality of pins extends along the axis and is received in one of a plurality of slots formed in the free-standing ring.08-02-2012
20110100019APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR FUEL NOZZLE FREQUENCY ADJUSTMENT - A combustion liner cap assembly includes a cylindrical outer sleeve. The cylindrical outer sleeve includes a center fuel nozzle opening and a plurality of outer fuel nozzle openings spaced around the center fuel nozzle. A mounting flange assembly concentrically surrounds the cylindrical outer sleeve. A plurality of struts on an outer surface of the cylindrical outer sleeve support the mounting flange assembly. A plurality of flanges are on the outer surface of the cylindrical outer sleeve; and a plurality of support rods having first ends are adjustably supported by respective flanges. A combustor for a gas turbine includes a combustion liner cap assembly, a plurality of outer fuel nozzles supported in the plurality of outer fuel nozzle openings, and a center fuel nozzle supported in the center fuel nozzle opening. Second ends of the plurality of support rods adjustably contact the center fuel nozzle.05-05-2011
20090071167TURBOMACHINE, ESPECIALLY GAS TURBINE - A turbomachine with at least one combustion chamber and at least one turbine which lies downstream of it. The turbine has at least one support element and a lining element connected to the support element and formed as a heat shield. A gap sealed by means of a seal, is formed between the at least one combustion chamber and the turbine, an exchangeable insert is arranged in the gap on the end face on the support element and protects at least the support element against hot gases which penetrate into the gap, and against oxidation which is associated with it.03-19-2009
20110000222GAS TURBINE ROTOR-STATOR SUPPORT SYSTEM - A system to support a rotor and a stator of a rotating machine disposed upon a support base, the system including at least one support leg in operable communication with a bearing of the rotor and with the support base; and at least one strut in operable communication with the at least one support leg and with the stator.01-06-2011
20100180605Structural Attachment System for Transition Duct Outlet - A structural attachment system for the outlet of a transition duct includes a structural attachment member that has a step over portion with an outer flange at one end thereof and an inner flange at the other end thereof. The step over portion can project away from the inner and outer flanges and can define an open area. The step over portion can have a cross-section that is generally u-shaped, v-shaped, c-shaped, semi-circular, semi-oval, parabolic, or bowed. A portion of the outlet of a transition duct is received within the step over portion of the structural attachment member. Because of such arrangement, the structural attachment member is not constrained circumferentially to fitting in between two neighboring transition ducts. The structural attachment member can manage the thermal displacements that can occur between the transitions, rotor shaft cover and first row of blades during transient engine operation.07-22-2010
20110016879LOW PROFILE ATTACHMENT HANGER SYSTEM FOR A COOLING LINER WITHIN A GAS TURBINE ENGINE SWIVEL EXHAUST DUCT - An exhaust duct assembly includes a cooling liner spaced apart from an exhaust duct case that articulate for use in a short take off vertical landing (STOVL) type of aircraft. The cooling liner assembly is attached to the exhaust duct case through a foldable attachment hanger system. The foldable attachment hanger system provides a low profile (foldable up/down) for a limited access installation envelope typical of a three bearing swivel duct (3BSD) which rotates about three bearing planes to permit transition between a cruise configuration and a hover configuration. In this way, each cooling liner segment may be formed as a complete cylindrical member requiring joints only between the swivelable duct sections.01-27-2011
20110016881GAS TURBINE WITH EXHAUST GAS CASING AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A GAS TURBINE - A gas turbine (01-27-2011
20110000223 GAS TURBINE COMPONENT AND A METHOD FOR PRODUCING A GAS TURBINE COMPONENT - A gas turbine component includes an inner ring, an outer ring, and a plurality of circumferentially spaced struts which are rigidly connected to the inner ring and the outer ring forming a load-carrying structure. The component includes at least one fairing connected to two adjacent struts defining a gas channel between the struts and the fairing.01-06-2011
20120272662HEAD PART OF AN ANNULAR COMBUSTION CHAMBER - A head part (11-01-2012
20110030387MID-TURBINE FRAME TORQUE BOX HAVING A CONCAVE SURFACE - A single point load structure transfers a first load from a first bearing cone and a second load from a second bearing cone of a gas turbine engine to a plurality of struts. The single point load structure includes a stem, a branch connected to the stem and a torque box connected to the plurality of struts for absorbing the first and second loads from the stem and the branch. The stem has a concave surface that opens in a radially outward direction with respect to a rotational axis of the gas turbine engine.02-10-2011
20110016883Cross-sectional profile for the struts or the fairing of struts and service lines of a turbofan engine - The aerodynamically shaped, symmetrical cross-sectional profile for the struts or the fairing (01-27-2011
20100132375ATTACHMENT STRUCTURE OF COMBUSTION OSCILLATION DETECTING DEVICE - In order to reduce a manufacturing cost and a running cost, casings (06-03-2010
20100132374TURBINE FRAME ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE - A turbine frame assembly for a gas turbine engine includes: (a) a turbine frame including: (i) an outer ring; (ii) a hub; (ii) a plurality of struts extending between the hub and the outer ring; (b) a two-piece strut fairing surrounding each of the struts, including: (i) an inner band; (ii) an outer band; and (iii) an airfoil-shaped vane extending between the inner and outer bands; (d) a plurality of nozzle segments disposed between the outer ring and the hub, each nozzle segment being an integral metallic casting including: (i) an arcuate outer band; (ii) an arcuate inner band; and (ii) an airfoil-shaped vane.06-03-2010
20100132372MID TURBINE FRAME FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINE - A gas turbine engine has a casing component, such as a mid turbine frame system, which includes an outer case surrounding a spoke or strut casing. Load transfer spokes of the spoke casing are detachably connected to the outer case and radially extend between the outer case and an inner case of the spoke casing. A bearing housing is supported by the inner case of the spoke casing. An arrangement for radially centring the bearing within the outer case is provided, the arrangement including at least three radial locators mounted to the outer case.06-03-2010
20100132370MID TURBINE FRAME SYSTEM FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINE - A gas turbine engine mid turbine frame apparatus includes a an inner case supporting a bearing, an outer case to which the inner case is mounted, and an apparatus for radially positioning one relative to the other, the apparatus including a plurality of radial locators extending outwardly of the outer case and an associated locking apparatus. The locking apparatus is mounted adjacent to but independent of the locators and provides for anti-rotation of the radial locators once installed.06-03-2010
20110079019COOLING AIR SYSTEM FOR MID TURBINE FRAME - A mid turbine frame is disposed between high and low pressure turbine assemblies. A cooling air system defined in the mid turbine frame of a gas turbine engine includes internal cavities for containing pressurized cooling air to cool the inter-turbine duct and the hollow struts, and discharges the used cooling air to further cool respective high and low pressure turbine assemblies.04-07-2011
20100218508System for supporting and servicing a gas turbine engine - A power system includes a gas turbine engine, which may include a gear box. The gear box may include a pipe connection configured to receive a removable pipe. The power system may also include a moveable support configured to fasten to the pipe connection to at least partially support the gear box.09-02-2010
20110239661ROTOR FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE COMPRISING A ROTOR SPOOL AND A ROTOR RING - A one-piece rotor spool (10-06-2011
20120060510HOT GAS TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT IN GAS TURBINE USING TUNABLE DIODE LASER - A combustion gas measurement apparatus mounted in a gas turbine including: a tunable laser generating a radiation beam passing through a combustion gas path; a controller tuning the laser to emit radiation having at least a first selected wavelength and a second selected wavelength which both correspond to temperature-dependent transitions of a combustion species of the gas, wherein the first selected wavelength and the second selected wavelength are not near absorption peaks of neighboring wavelengths; a detector sensing the radiation beam passing through the combustion gas and generating an absorption signal indicative of an absorption of the beam by the combustion gas at each of the first wavelength and the second wavelength, and a processor executing a program stored on a non-transitory storage medium determining a combustion gas temperature based on a ratio of the adoption signals for the first wavelength and the second wavelength.03-15-2012
20110061397CIRCUMFERENTIALLY SELF EXPANDING COMBUSTOR SUPPORT FOR A TURBINE ENGINE - A bullhorn or support for a turbine combustor is provided. The support maintains proper positioning of the transition element relative to the combustor while also allowing for certain movements of the support to alleviate mechanical stresses during turbine operation. The support is constructed from at least two pieces having an interlocking and releasable connection.03-17-2011
20110252808GAS TURBINE ENGINE AND FRAME - One embodiment of the present invention is a unique gas turbine engine. Another embodiment is a unique frame for a gas turbine engine. Other embodiments include apparatuses, systems, devices, hardware, methods, and combinations for gas turbine engines and gas turbine engine frames. Further embodiments, forms, features, aspects, benefits, and advantages of the present application shall become apparent from the description and figures provided herewith.10-20-2011
20100242493Fuel Nozzle Spring Support - The present application provides a fuel nozzle spring support system. The fuel nozzle spring support system may include a fuel nozzle, a cap assembly, and a spring support positioned between the fuel nozzle and the cap assembly.09-30-2010
20110173990INTERMEDIATE CASING FOR A GAS-TURBINE ENGINE - An intermediate casing for a gas-turbine engine has an outer ring (07-21-2011
20120234018AFT FRAME AND METHOD FOR COOLING AFT FRAME - An aft frame and a method for cooling an aft frame are disclosed. In one embodiment, an aft frame for a transition piece in a combustor is disclosed. The combustor includes the transition piece and an impingement sleeve at least partially defining a flow path therebetween. The aft frame includes a body and a generally radially extending cooling passage defined in the body, the cooling passage comprising a first end configured to accept a coolant. The aft frame further includes an exhaust passage defined in the body, the exhaust passage including a first end in communication with the cooling passage and a second end configured for communication with the flow path for flowing the coolant therethrough.09-20-2012
20100300115PROCESS FOR PRODUCING COMBUSTOR STRUCTURAL MEMBER, AND COMBUSTOR STRUCTURAL MEMBER, COMBUSTOR FOR GAS TURBINE AND GAS TURBINE - A process for producing a combustor structural member, the process comprising a plate-like assembly formation step of brazing a first plate-like member formed from a heat-resistant alloy, and a second plate-like member formed from a heat-resistant alloy and having a plurality of fins on the surface, with the second plate-like member positioned with the fins facing the first plate-like member, by interposing a brazing filler metal comprising a melting point lowering element between the two plate-like members, thereby forming a plate-like assembly, a press molding step of press molding the plate-like assembly to form a combustor structural member of the desired shape, a strain location identification step of identifying, in accordance with the shape of the combustor structural member, strain locations where the strain generated during the press molding step exceeds a predetermined value, a localized heating step of performing localized heating of the locations within the plate-like assembly corresponding with the strain locations identified in the strain location identification step, and a cold press molding step, which is performed as the above press molding step and comprises subjecting the plate-like assembly to cold press molding with the temperature of the heated locations corresponding with the strain locations maintained at a desired temperature.12-02-2010
20120198857CONDITION MEASUREMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD - A condition measurement apparatus is provided and includes a gas turbine engine combustor having an end cover, a liner defining a liner interior and a fuel nozzle communicative with the liner interior, the end cover being formed to separate a cold side thereof, which is a relatively low temperature environment, from a hot side thereof, which is a relatively high temperature environment in which the liner and the fuel nozzle are disposed, the combustor being formed to define a fuel flow path extending through piping disposed at the cold side of the end cover by which fuel is deliverable to the fuel nozzle, and a condition sensing device operably mounted on the piping.08-09-2012
20110005234CONNECTION STRUCTURE OF EXHAUST CHAMBER, SUPPORT STRUCTURE OF TURBINE, AND GAS TURBINE - In a gas turbine, an exhaust casing (01-13-2011
20100281881GAS TURBINE COMBUSTOR AND FUEL MANIFOLD MOUNTING ARRANGEMENT - A mounting system for locating a combustor and a fuel manifold of a gas turbine engine within a gas generator casing thereof is described. The mounting system comprises at least three support pin assemblies which extend radially inwardly from the gas generator casing. The support pin assemblies support both the fuel manifold and at least an upstream end of the combustor and maintaining engagement between the fuel manifold and the combustor during operation of the gas turbine engine.11-11-2010
20110113789GAS TURBINE ENGINE COMBUSTION CHAMBER COMPRISING CMC DEFLECTORS - A gas turbine engine combustion chamber including at least one deflector mounted on the chamber end wall and including an opening for a carburetted air supply device. The deflector includes an opening, corresponding to the chamber end wall opening, with an annular cylindrical part for attachment to the wall, the cylindrical part including a mechanical attachment mechanism collaborating with a complementary attachment mechanism on a metal sleeve secured to the wall and a cylindrical centering cup fixed by one end to the sleeve and housed inside the cylindrical part of the deflector.05-19-2011
20090293498PIVOTING LINER HANGER - An example turbine engine assembly includes a first attachment structure secured to an engine casing or an engine liner. A second attachment structure is secured to the other of the engine casing or the engine liner. The assembly further includes a link having a rod portion extending longitudinally from a hemispherical end portion and terminating at a rod end portion. The hemispherical end portion is received within a recess defined by the first attachment structure. The rod end portion is secured relative to the second attachment structure to limit relative movement between the engine casing and the engine liner.12-03-2009
20110185746GAS TURBINE COMBUSTION DEVICE - The combustion device (08-04-2011
20100031672GAS TURBINE - There is provided a gas turbine capable of improving the durability of a main shaft by absorbing the deformation of a casing due to heat and pressure and suppressing stresses acting on the main shaft. A link plate 02-11-2010
20100031671INNER RING WITH INDEPENDENT THERMAL EXPANSION FOR MOUNTING GAS TURBINE FLOW PATH COMPONENTS - An inner mounting ring (02-11-2010
20080216483Engine Assembly for Aircraft Comprising an Engine as Well as a Device for Locking Said Engine - An aircraft engine assembly including an engine and a mount device for the engine. The mount device can be positioned between a wing of the aircraft and the engine, and includes a rigid structure and a mechanism to mount the engine on the rigid structure, the mounting mechanism including a first attachment and a second attachment. The first attachment includes two side semi-attachments each fixed to a fan case of the engine, and the second attachment is fixed onto a forward part of a central case of the engine.09-11-2008
20090064684Systems Involving Inlet-Mounted Engine Controls - Systems involving inlet-mounted engine control components are provided. A representative system includes: a forward keep out zone defined by converging inner and outer walls of a nacelle; an aft keep out zone defined by a containment zone; and an engine control component, at least a portion of which is located between the forward keep out zone and the aft keep out zone, and between the inner and outer walls of the nacelle.03-12-2009
20100242494CASING ARRANGEMENT - Asymmetric distortion between an inner casing and outer casing such as with regard to a gas turbine engine between an inner high pressure compressor casing and an outer combustion casing can result in problems with regard to rub between a rotary assembly within the inner casing. By providing hairpin mountings between the inner casing and outer casing such distortions can be dislocated. Individual hairpin segments are provided. These hairpin segments can be configured and formed from different material types and have different spacing distributions to tune the casing arrangement to the particular requirements and operational performance necessities of an assembly incorporating the casing arrangement.09-30-2010
20100263387Air Filtration Sampling Point Adaptor - Air filtration sampling point adaptors for pulsed air filtration sampling of gas turbine air intakes. According to one aspect of the invention, a sampling apparatus is described. The sampling apparatus can include a mounting base plate having a first surface and a second surface, an outer tubing shell having a first end disposed on the first surface of mounting base plate, a tripod configuration coupled to the mounting base plate and the outer tubing shell and a sampling nozzle disposed on a second end of the outer tubing shell and configured to receive an air flow.10-21-2010
20120304665MOUNT DEVICE FOR TRANSITION DUCT IN TURBINE SYSTEM - A mount device and mounting assembly for a turbine system are disclosed. The mounting assembly includes a transition duct extending between a fuel nozzle and a turbine section. The transition duct has an inlet, an outlet, and a passage extending between the inlet and the outlet and defining a longitudinal axis, a radial axis, and a tangential axis. The outlet of the transition duct is offset from the inlet along the longitudinal axis and the tangential axis. The mounting assembly further includes a mount device connecting the transition duct to the turbine section. The mount device is configured to allow movement of the outlet about at least two axes.12-06-2012
20120304664SYSTEM FOR MOUNTING COMBUSTOR TRANSITION PIECE TO FRAME OF GAS TURBINE ENGINE - A system includes a combustor transition piece configured to mount between a combustor and a turbine of a gas turbine engine. The combustor transition piece includes a hollow body with an internal flow passage extending from an upstream end portion to a downstream end portion. The combustor transition piece also includes an aft frame coupled to the downstream end portion of the hollow body, an aft flange coupled to the aft frame, and a mounting lug removably coupled to the aft frame at a first joint. The mounting lug is configured to removably couple to a mounting bracket at a second joint.12-06-2012
20120042660MANIFOLD MOUNTING ARRANGEMENT - A manifold mounting arrangement comprising: a discrete manifold module; a clevis arrangement having a clevis straddling a flange and pivotally secured to the flange by a clevis pin; and a locking bar configured to be coupled to the clevis and to constrain the manifold module relative to the clevis arrangement in the locality of the locking bar. The invention finds utility for mounting case cooling manifolds to turbine casing for a gas turbine engine.02-23-2012
20120204575FUEL INJECTOR MOUNTING SYSTEM - A system is provided for mounting fuel injectors to a gas turbine engine. The system includes an engine casing having an aperture formed therein. The system further includes a plurality of fuel injectors having respective flanges for mounting the fuel injectors to the casing at the aperture so that the fuel injectors extend side-by-side into the engine. The flanges are dismountably sealed to an inner side of the casing. The aperture and the flanges are configured so that, when dismounted, each fuel injector can be rotated into an orientation relative to the aperture which allows the respective flange to pass though the aperture and the fuel injector to be withdrawn from the casing. The flanges have respective sealing formations which engage with their neighbouring flanges when the fuel injectors are mounted to the casing to close off the aperture and to form seals between the flanges.08-16-2012
20120204574GAS TURBINE ENGINE - A power turbine receiving cooling fluid from compressor apparatus is provided. The turbine comprises: fixed housing structure; a support shaft rotatably supported in the housing structure; at least one disk overhung on the support shaft and coupled to the support shaft so as to rotate with the support shaft; and cooling fluid structure. The at least one disk is formed from a low-alloy-content steel. The cooling fluid supply structure extends through the support shaft and the at least one disk so as to supply cooling fluid to the at least one disk.08-16-2012
20120006037CLAMPING ASSEMBLY - A clamping assembly (01-12-2012
20110016882Electrical Cable Shroud - An electrical cable shroud forming an annular structure having an outer surface and an inner surface, the cable shroud comprising a substantially J-shaped cross-section having a longest side, a shorter leg, and a rounded portion therebetween. The longest side of the J forms the outer surface and the shorter leg forms the inner surface. The shorter leg turns inwardly and terminates in a tab extension substantially perpendicular to the outer surface, and the rounded portion forms an internal space suitable for enclosing electrical components.01-27-2011
20100095683Gas turbine engine and system for servicing a gas turbine engine - A gas turbine engine includes a compressor having first annular connection structure at a forward end portion of an air inlet housing of the compressor. The gas turbine engine may also include intake ducting having second annular connection structure adjacent a central passage of the intake ducting. The first annular connection structure and the second annular connection structure may form at least part of an interface between the air inlet housing and the intake ducting during operation of the gas turbine engine. The first and second annular connection structures may have shapes allowing the first annular connection structure to be moved through and beyond the second annular connection structure in a forward direction, the forward direction being opposite a direction of compressed air flow in the compressor during operation.04-22-2010
20110088409FUEL INJECTOR MOUNTING SYSTEM - A combustor is provided for mounting a fuel injector to a gas turbine engine. The combustor comprises an engine casing having an aperture formed therein. The system further comprises a fuel injector having a flange for mounting the fuel injector to the casing at the aperture so that the fuel injector extends into the engine. The flange is dismountably sealed to an inner side of the casing. The aperture and flange are configured so that, when dismounted, the fuel injector can be rotated into an orientation relative to the aperture which allows the flange to pass though the aperture and the fuel injector to be withdrawn from the casing.04-21-2011
20110088408FUEL INJECTOR MOUNTING SYSTEM - A system for mounting a fuel injector to an engine casing with an aperture includes a fuel injector having a flange for mounting to the casing at the aperture. The flange allows it to pass through the aperture. An intermediate ring mediates the mounting of the flange to the casing at the aperture. The intermediate ring is inside the casing at the aperture and defines an opening from which the fuel injector extends into the engine with the flange positioned inward of the ring. The flange is dismountably sealed to an inner side of the ring, and the ring is dismountably sealed to an inner side of the casing to mount the fuel injector to the casing. On dismounting the flange from the ring, the fuel injector can be displaced to allow the ring, to be moved away from the aperture. The fuel injector can then be withdrawn.04-21-2011
20110088407FUEL INJECTOR MOUNTING SYSTEM - A system is provided for mounting fuel injectors to a gas turbine engine. The system comprises an engine casing having a plurality of apertures formed therein. The system further comprises a plurality of first and second fuel injectors. Each fuel injector has a respective flange for mounting the fuel injector to the casing at a respective aperture so that the fuel injector extends into the engine. The first fuel injectors have flanges which are dismountably sealed to an inner side of the casing. The second fuel injectors have flanges which are dismountably sealed to an outer side of the casing. The flanges of the first fuel injectors are configured to allow them to pass through the apertures of the second fuel injectors. A first fuel injector can be dismounted from the casing and withdrawn therefrom through the aperture of a dismounted second fuel injector.04-21-2011
20110179805ROTOR CONTAINMENT STRUCTURE FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINE - A rotor containment structure for gas turbine engine comprises an inner containment layer having a single integral body defining an annular structure about the rotor, and having a support on the inner surface of the inner containment layer for at least one shroud segment. An outer containment layer provides containment strength to contain blade fragments and defining an annular structure about the inner containment layer. Air passage through the outer containment layer for air to pass from an exterior of the outer containment layer to an interior of the outer containment layer; and the inner containment layer being connected at a first end to the outer containment layer with a gap defined between the inner surface of the outer containment layer and the outer surface of the inner containment layer, the gap being in fluid communication with the air passage such that air flows through the gap, beyond a free second end of the inner containment layer.07-28-2011
20110179804RADIAL TURBINE ENGINE FLOATING RING SEAL - A turbo machine is provided that includes a turbine nozzle having a wall. The wall provides spaced apart first and second surfaces. A combustor includes a liner having an annular lip that engages one of the first and second surfaces. A floating ring seal is supported by the liner in a slip-fit relationship, for example, using a retainer. The floating ring seal engages the other of the first and second surfaces. The floating ring seal is slidably moveable relative to the liner in a floating direction in response to movement of the liner in a radial direction.07-28-2011
20120210729METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOUNTING TRANSITION PIECE IN COMBUSTOR - A bracket for a combustor, and a method for mounting a transition piece in a combustor, are disclosed. The combustor has an impingement sleeve at least partially surrounding a transition piece and an outer casing at least partially surrounding the impingement sleeve. The bracket is mounted to the transition piece and connected to the outer casing. The method includes mounting a bracket to the transition piece, extending the bracket through an impingement sleeve, the impingement sleeve at least partially surrounding the transition piece, and connecting the bracket to an outer casing, the outer casing at least partially surrounding the impingement sleeve.08-23-2012
20120131928FLEXIBLE SEAL FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINE SYSTEM - A system includes a gas turbine engine, a nozzle structure located adjacent to the gas turbine engine, a flexible annular seal linking the gas turbine engine and the nozzle structure, the flexible annular seal having a plurality of corrugate sections arranged about a centerline, and a connection device secured to the gas turbine engine and to the nozzle structure. The connection device is adjustable to select a length of the flexible annular seal measured along the centerline.05-31-2012
20120073306GAS TURBINE COMBUSTION CHAMBER MADE OF CMC MATERIAL AND SUBDIVIDED INTO SECTORS - An assembled annular combustion chamber comprises an annular inner wall and an annular outer wall made of ceramic matrix composite material together with a chamber end wall connected to the inner and outer walls and provided with orifices for receiving injectors. Elastically-deformable link parts connect the inner wall and the outer wall of the chamber to inner and outer casings that are made of metal. The assembly formed by the inner wall, the outer wall, and the combustion chamber end wall is subdivided circumferentially into adjacent chamber sectors, each sector being made as a single piece of ceramic composite material and comprising an inner wall sector, an outer wall sector, and a chamber end wall sector. The link parts connect the inner metal casing and the outer metal casing respectively to each inner wall sector of the combustion chamber and to each outer wall sector of the chamber. The chamber end wall sectors are in contact with a one-piece ring to which they are connected.03-29-2012
20100263386TURBINE ENGINE HAVING A LINER - In one embodiment, a combustor of a turbine system may include a liner disposed inside the combustor. The lining element may include a heat shield having a mounting stud extending along an axis and a shell having an inner surface oriented towards the heat shield. The shell may include a passage configured to receive the mounting stud, and the mounting stud may include a structure configured to hold the heat shield apart from the inner surface of the shell along the axis of the mounting stud.10-21-2010
20120186270INTERSHAFT SEAL WITH SUPPORT LINKAGE - An assembly for gas turbine engine includes a cross-over housing, an inter-shaft seal housing, and a linkage. The inter-shaft seal housing is disposed within the cross-over housing. The linkage is connected to the inter-shaft seal housing and extends through a slot in the cross-over housing. The linkage is removable from both the inner radial housing and the outer radial housing.07-26-2012
20120186269SUPPORT BETWEEN TRANSITION PIECE AND IMPINGEMENT SLEEVE IN COMBUSTOR - A support between a transition piece and an impingement sleeve in a combustor is disclosed. The support includes a resilient portion, the resilient portion configured to provide dampening between the transition piece and the impingement sleeve. The support further includes a mount portion configured for mounting the support to one of the transition piece or the impingement sleeve. The support further includes a contact portion configured for contacting the other of the transition piece or the impingement sleeve.07-26-2012
20110120142GAS TURBINE ENGINE FUEL CONVEYING MEMBER - A fuel conveying member of a gas turbine engine is described and includes a fuel manifold defining an annular fuel flow passage through a body of the fuel manifold. A plurality of fuel nozzles extend from the manifold in fluid flow communication with the annular fuel flow passage. The fuel manifold includes integral attachment lugs thereon for mounting the fuel manifold within the gas turbine engine. The attachment lugs are adapted to receive pins therein and provide a mounting mechanism which allows for thermal expansion of the fuel manifold relative to a surrounding support structure to which the fuel manifold is mounted via the attachment lugs.05-26-2011
20110120141COMBUSTOR SYSTEM - A combustor system is provided for a gas turbine engine. The combustor system includes an annular combustion chamber, and outer and inner casings housing the combustion chamber. The outer casing is outwardly radially spaced from the combustion chamber and the inner casing being inwardly radially spaced from the combustion chamber. The combustor system further includes an attachment arrangement at the rearward end of the combustion chamber for attaching the combustion chamber to the engine. The attachment arrangement axially restrains the rearward end of the combustion chamber relative to the casings. The combustor system further includes a first stop surface formed at the forward end of the combustion chamber adjacent a selected one of the outer and inner casings, and a corresponding first baulking surface axially forward of the first stop surface formed by the selected casing. The first stop surface and the first baulking surface are spaced from each other to allow forward axial movement of the combustion chamber relative to the selected casing. However, the amount of relative forward axial movement is limited by engagement of the first stop surface with the first baulking surface.05-26-2011
20120297792THERMOCOUPLE WELL FOR A TURBOMACHINE - A turbomachine includes a nozzle. The nozzle includes an end portion and an airfoil portion. A diaphragm is mounted to the end portion of the nozzle in a wheel space portion of the turbomachine. The diaphragm includes an external surface and an internal surface. The diaphragm also includes at least one thermocouple well receiving portion formed in one of the external surface and the internal surface. A thermocouple well is mounted in the at least one thermocouple well receiving portion. The thermocouple well includes a first end exposed to the wheel space portion of the turbomachine and a second end exposed at the internal surface of the diaphragm.11-29-2012
20120297791CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE TURBINE EXHAUST CASE FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE - A turbine exhaust case for a gas turbine engine includes a multiple of CMC turbine exhaust case struts between a CMC core nacelle aft portion and a CMC tail cone.11-29-2012
20120297790INTEGRATED CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE ROTOR DISK GEOMETRY FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE - A CMC disk for a gas turbine engine includes a CMC hub defined about an axis and a multiple of CMC airfoils integrated with the CMC hub.11-29-2012
20110219783TURBOJET ENGINE NACELLE WITH TRANSLATABLE UPSTREAM COWL - Turbojet engine nacelle (09-15-2011
20110219782AERODYNAMICALLY SHAPED SUPPORTING AND/OR FAIRING ELEMENT IN THE BYPASS DUCT OF A GAS-TURBINE ENGINE - An aerodynamically shaped supporting and fairing element (09-15-2011
20110265491COMBUSTOR CONNECTION STRUCTURE, COMBUSTOR TRANSITION PIECE, DESIGNING METHOD OF COMBUSTOR TRANSITION PIECE, AND GAS TURBINE - Provided is a combustor connection structure in which a cross-sectional area (Dout) of a transition piece outlet (11-03-2011
20130008177SUPPORT ASSEMBLY FOR TRANSITION DUCT IN TURBINE SYSTEM - A support assembly for a turbine system is disclosed. The support assembly includes a transition duct extending between a fuel nozzle and a turbine section. The transition duct has an inlet, an outlet, and a passage extending between the inlet and the outlet and defining a longitudinal axis, a radial axis, and a tangential axis. The outlet of the transition duct is offset from the inlet along the longitudinal axis. The support assembly further includes a plurality of protrusions extending from the transition duct. The plurality of protrusions are configured to allow movement of the transition duct about at least one axis.01-10-2013
20130008178SUPPORT ASSEMBLY FOR TRANSITION DUCT IN TURBINE SYSTEM - A support assembly for a turbine system is disclosed. The support assembly includes a transition duct extending between a fuel nozzle and a turbine section. The transition duct has an inlet, an outlet, and a passage extending between the inlet and the outlet and defining a longitudinal axis, a radial axis, and a tangential axis. The outlet of the transition duct is offset from the inlet along the longitudinal axis. The support assembly further includes an annular contact member extending from the transition duct. The contact member is configured to allow movement of the transition duct about at least one axis.01-10-2013
20100229569Engine Exhaust System - An exhaust system for an aircraft has a primary exhaust duct for communicating exhaust gas from an engine exhaust exit and is configured for movement with the engine. A secondary exhaust duct is in fluid communication with the primary exhaust duct and is movably mounted to the airframe. The system has means for maintaining a generally consistent relative alignment between the primary duct and the secondary duct.09-16-2010
20100199684COMBUSTION LINER ASSEMBLY SUPPORT - A combustor liner assembly support is provided that is used to axially and radially position combustor liners in a gas turbine engine. The combustor liner support includes, in one embodiment, a support bracket that is coupled to a diffuser located upstream in the gas turbine engine; a support spool coupled to the support bracket; and a mount stake coupled to the support spool. The mount stake is connected to the combustor liners and maintains the spaced relation therebetween. An alignment device can be used between the support bracket and the support spool.08-12-2010
20120137705SHROUD SUPPORTING STRUCTURE FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINE - An annular shroud surrounding tip ends of turbine blades is fitted on an inner peripheral surface of an open end of a turbine case. In order to prevent the shroud from being dropped off in an axial direction by a retaining part provided on a retaining ring fitted on an outer peripheral surface of the open end of the turbine case, an annular groove formed in the outer peripheral surface of the turbine case and an annular groove formed in an inner peripheral surface of the retaining ring are opposed to each other, and a connection wire is inserted so as to straddle the two annular grooves, thereby connecting the retaining ring to the turbine case. Accordingly, it is possible to easily perform attachment/detachment of the retaining ring with respect to the turbine case only by inserting the connection wire into or pulling it out from the two annular grooves, thereby facilitating maintenance of the shroud and the turbine blades. Therefore, this can improve ease of attachment/detachment of the retaining ring retaining the shroud of a gas turbine engine to the turbine case.06-07-2012
20130008179ULTRA HIGH TEMPERATURE CIRCUIT COUPLING - An inductance-stable ultra high temperature circuit coupling transformer (01-10-2013
20130008176GAS TURBINE SHROUD ARRANGEMENT - A system for supporting a shroud used in an engine has a shroud positioned radially outboard of a rotor, which shroud has a plurality of circumferentially spaced slots; a forward support ring for supporting the shroud; the forward support ring having a plurality of spaced apart first tabs on a first side for functioning as anti-rotation devices; the forward support ring having a plurality of spaced apart second tabs on a second side; and the second tabs engaging the slots in the shroud and circumferentially supporting the shroud.01-10-2013
20100132371MID TURBINE FRAME SYSTEM FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINE - A gas turbine engine has a mid turbine frame system which includes an outer case surrounding a spoke casing. Spokes of the spoke casing are detachably connected to the outer case and radially extend through hollow struts of a segmented interturbine duct which is disposed between the outer case and an inner case of the spoke casing. A bearing housing is supported by the inner case of the spoke casing. The mid turbine frame is assembly by inserting the interturbine duct segments over the spokes and then inserting the spoke casing into the outer case.06-03-2010
20110146298RETAINING MEMBER FOR USE WITH GAS TURBINE ENGINE SHAFT AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLY - A gas turbine engine assembly includes a rotor shaft having a threaded portion, a rotor stack support positioned radially outward from the rotor shaft, and a locking nut. The locking nut includes a body portion, a threaded portion located on a radially inner surface of the body portion, and a lug portion extending from the body portion. The rotor stack support radially rests upon the body portion of the locking nut, and the rotor stack support axially rests against the lug portion of the locking nut. The threaded portion of the locking nut and the threaded portion of the rotor shaft are engaged together.06-23-2011
20120240595COMBUSTION CHAMBER HEAD WITH HOLDING MEANS FOR SEALS ON BURNERS IN GAS TURBINES - A combustion chamber head of a gas turbine has a base plate 09-27-2012
20130167552EXHAUST STRUT AND TURBOMACHINE INCORPRATING SAME - An exhaust strut is provided and includes a body having an airfoil-shaped cross-section defining a lead edge portion and a trailing edge portion opposite the lead edge portion, the lead edge portion and the trailing edge portion being connected by a pressure side and a suction side opposite the pressure side, at least the lead edge portion and respective sections of the pressure side and the suction side proximate to the lead edge portion being formed of shape memory alloy, and a temperature control system operably disposed at the lead edge portion and the respective sections of the pressure side and the suction side proximate to the lead edge portion to modify a temperature of the shape memory alloy.07-04-2013
20130167553HYPERSTATIC TRUSS COMPRISING CONNECTING RODS - A hyperstatic truss including connecting rods, used for suspension of a first ring, forming part of an engine case, inside a second ring concentric to the first ring, the connecting rods being secured at one end to the first ring and at the other end to the second ring. The tensile stiffness of the connecting rods is greater than the compressive stiffness thereof. The truss for example can be used for suspension of a ducted-fan turbine engine with an elongate bypass duct.07-04-2013
20130174576TURBOMACHINE COMPONENT ALIGNMENT - A rotating machine has a barrel casing and at least one component carrier disposed therein. The component carrier is aligned and supported within the barrel casing using a plurality of carrier alignment fixtures which have alignment shafts that extend through the barrel casing to the component carrier. Each alignment shaft has an eccentric key pin extending from a distal end thereof and an alignment key rotatably-mounted to each eccentric key pin. The alignment keys mate with corresponding keyway slots defined on the component carrier such that when the carrier alignment fixtures are rotated axially, the corresponding alignment keys bias against the keyway slot and shift the position of the component carrier.07-11-2013
20130098066TURBINE ENGINE COMPRISING A CONTRAROTATING PROPELLER RECEIVER SUPPORTED BY A STRUCTURAL CASING ATTACHED TO THE INTERMEDIATE HOUSING - The present invention relates to an open rotor type aircraft turbine engine (04-25-2013
20130111924FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD HARNESS - A gas turbine engine installation is provided that has a plurality of flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) harnesses to transfer electrical signals, including electrical power, around a gas turbine engine. The plurality of FPCB harnesses is held to the gas turbine engine installation using generally U-shaped clips that have a base from which first and second sidewalls extend. The FPCB harness is held between the tips of base-teeth extending from the base, and side-teeth extending from the first and second sidewalls. In this way, the FPCB harness can be held securely in position by the clip.05-09-2013
20130125559GAS TURBINE ENGINE COMPRISING A TENSION STUD - A gas turbine engine including a rotor is disclosed. The rotor includes a stud extending along an axis, rotating elements of a first section, and rotating elements of a second section. The stud includes a first and second external end, the first external end adapted to engage a first pre-load nut or a shaft and the second external end adapted to engage a second pre-load nut or a shaft such that the set of rotating elements are secured. Thus stud includes a first shank connected to the first external end and a second shank connected to the second external end. The first shank is located in the first section and has a first diameter. The second shank is located in the second section and has a second diameter which is greater than the first diameter.05-23-2013
20080202124Transition support system for combustion transition ducts for turbine engines - A transition duct support system for a transition duct that channels hot gases from a combustor exit to a gas turbine inlet of a turbine engine. The transition duct support system includes a transition support frame formed from a body positioned around a transition duct body at an outlet transition section. The transition support frame may include a first inner surface aligned with and positioned proximate to portion of the outlet transition section that is positioned at an oblique angle relative to the outer wall of the transition duct body to limit linear movement of the transition duct body in a first direction. The transition support frame may also include a second inner surface positioned at an oblique angle to limit linear movement of the transition duct body in a second direction opposite the first direction.08-28-2008
20100287949Fastening Arrangement of a Pipe on a Circumferential Surface - A fastening arrangement of a pipe is provided. The fastening arrangement is coaxial to a longitudinal axis, on a shaft step, which is rotatably mounted around the longitudinal axis, for connecting of the two component parts, with a coaxial circumferential surface located on the shaft step, upon which circumferential surface at least partially lies the inner side of the pipe end which faces the shaft step. In order to disclose the creation of a fastening arrangement which is especially simple and inexpensive to manufacture and also free of wear during operation, it is proposed that the pipe end has notches distributed over the circumference, and an encompassing annular slot on the inner side of the pipe in the region of the notches, with a sleeve which is installed in the annular slot, covers the notches, and at least partially lies on the circumferential surface of the shaft step.11-18-2010
20100307166COMBUSTOR-TURBINE SEAL INTERFACE FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINE - A combustor-turbine seal interface is provided for deployment within a gas turbine engine. In one embodiment, the combustor-turbine assembly a combustor, a turbine nozzle downstream of the combustor, and a first compliant dual seal assembly. The first compliant dual seal assembly includes a compliant seal wall sealingly coupled between the combustor and the turbine nozzle, a first compression seal sealingly disposed between the compliant seal wall and the turbine nozzle, and a first bearing seal generally defined by the compliant seal wall and the turbine nozzle. The first bearing seal is sealingly disposed in series with the first compression seal.12-09-2010
20100307165Gas Turbine Engine Systems Involving I-Beam Struts - Gas turbine engine systems involving I-beam struts are provided. In this regard, a representative strut assembly for a gas turbine engine includes a first I-beam strut having first and second flanges spaced from each other and interconnected by a web, the first strut exhibiting a twist along a length of the web.12-09-2010
20120272661HEAD PART OF AN ANNULAR COMBUSTION CHAMBER - A head part of an annular combustion chamber for a gas turbine, the head part comprising: an end wall with a passage opening for accommodating a burner, the end wall comprising a back side which faces towards the combustion chamber; a burner collar adapted to fit within the passage opening and receive the burner, the burner collar comprising a protruding portion radially protruding from an outer surface of the burner collar; and a ring member for receiving the protruding portion of the burner collar; wherein the head part of the annular combustion chamber is configured such that in an installed configuration a radially outer portion of the ring member engages with the end wall and a radially inner portion of the ring member receives the protruding portion of the burner collar.11-01-2012
20120272660METHOD AND ASSEMBLY FOR RETROFITTING A GAS TURBINE COMBUSTOR END COVER - A method for retrofitting an end cover of a turbine engine combustor. The method includes inserting a first insert into a opening formed in the end cover so a circular land on the insert centers the insert in the opening and an annular face on the insert engages a face of the opening. The first insert includes a cylindrical tip section opposite the base having a diameter smaller than a diameter of the opening. The base of the first insert is joined to the opening. The method includes inserting a second insert into the opening so an outer diameter of the second insert is positioned inside the diameter of the opening. The second insert has an inner land adapted to engage the outer diameter of the first insert to position the second insert relative to the first insert and the opening. The second insert is joined to the end cover.11-01-2012
20130152603COMBUSTION CHAMBER FOR AN AIRCRAFT ENGINE, AND METHOD FOR ATTACHING AN INJECTION SYSTEM IN A COMBUSTION CHAMBER OF AN AIRCRAFT ENGINE - A combustion chamber in which the injection system is attached so as to prevent any axial motion of the injection system, the combustion chamber includes: a baffle including a tubular portion having a first upstream end surrounded by a first radially projecting collar; and an injection system including a bowl which includes a cylindrical portion inserted into the tubular portion, the cylindrical portion including a second upstream end surrounded by a second radially projecting collar, the second collar axially bearing against the first collar, wherein the combustion chamber includes a clamp which axially clamps the first and the second collars against one another, and a fastener which retains the clamp clamped on either side of the first and second collars.06-20-2013
20110302929EXHAUST GAS HOUSING FOR A GAS TURBINE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME - An exhaust gas housing for a gas turbine is provided and includes a support structure, which, arranged concentrically, includes an outer ring and an inner ring which are interconnected by radially arranged struts, and a flow liner, which is attached inside the support structure and, arranged concentrically, includes an outer liner and an inner liner which are interconnected by radially arranged liner ribs. The liner ribs each encompass the struts of the support structure, and the outer and inner liners inside the support structure form an annular passage for the turbine's hot exhaust gases. The liner ribs are welded together from front and rear parts in the flow direction, forming welded seams which extend axially in the outer liner and in the inner liner up to the liner edge. End rings, which cover the welded seams at the liner edge, are welded on the liner's rear edges for reinforcement.12-15-2011
20110308257ATTACHMENT STRUCTURE FOR A TURBOJET ENGINE - The present invention relates to an attachment structure (12-22-2011
20130186103NEAR FLOW PATH SEAL FOR A TURBOMACHINE - A near flow path seal for a turbomachine includes a support member having a first end portion that extends to a second end portion through an intermediate portion, and an arm member extending from the first end portion of the support member. The arm member includes a first end that extends to a second end, a first surface extending between the first and second ends, and a second, opposing surface extending between the first and second ends. The second surface includes a plurality of surface features that extend from about the first end toward the second end.07-25-2013
20130186104ARRANGEMENT OF COMPONENTS OF A WIND POWER PLANT - An arrangement of components (07-25-2013
20120017604GAS TURBINE ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR RETROFITTING SAME - A gas turbine arrangement includes a compressor, a combustion chamber and a turbine connected to one another. A casing housing the compressor has flanges connectable to pipes providing secondary air to at least one of the combustion chamber and the turbine. The flanges define passages having an asymmetric cross section. A method for retrofitting a gas turbine arrangement is also provided.01-26-2012
20130192255FIXTURE ASSEMBLY FOR REPAIRING A SHROUD TILE OF A GAS TURBINE - A fixture assembly for securing at least one side rail to a shroud tile of a gas turbine is disclosed. The fixture assembly may include a first support member, a second support member, a first guide block and a second guide block. The first and second guide blocks may be formed from a material that has the same or a similar coefficient of thermal expansion as the material used to form at least one of the shroud tile and the at least one side rail. In addition, the first and second support members may be formed from a material that has a lower coefficient of thermal expansion than the material used to form the first and second guide blocks.08-01-2013
20130192256GEARED TURBOFAN ENGINE WITH COUNTER-ROTATING SHAFTS - A mid-turbine frame is incorporated into a turbine section of a gas turbine engine intermediate a high pressure turbine and a low pressure turbine. The high pressure and low pressure turbines rotate in opposite directions. The mid-turbine frame carries a plurality of vanes to redirect the flow downstream of the high pressure turbine as it approaches the low pressure turbine. In another feature, a power density is defined as the thrust divided by the volume of a turbine section, and the power density is of about 1.5 lbf per in08-01-2013
20130192257TURBINE SHROUD HANGER WITH DEBRIS FILTER - A turbine shroud hanger apparatus for a gas turbine engine includes: an arcuate shroud hanger having at least one cooling hole passing therethrough, the cooling hole having an inlet and an outlet; and a filter carried by the shroud hanger positioned upstream of the inlet of the cooling hole, the filter having a plurality of openings formed therethrough which are sized to permit air flow through the cooling hole while preventing the entry of debris particles larger than a preselected size into the cooling hole.08-01-2013
20120023968EXHAUST MANIFOLD FLANGE CONNECTION - A flange connection for an exhaust section of a gas turbine engine. The flange connection includes a stub flange attached to an exhaust manifold. The stub flange has a first axial face for engagement with the axial face of a cylinder flange extending radially from an exhaust cylinder. A plate structure attached to the cylinder flange is configured to provide axial retention of the stub flange to the axial face of the cylinder flange. The plate structure includes a resilient beam portion extending radially inwardly and engaging a second axial face of the stub flange. The stub flange is retained between the cylinder flange and the beam portion of the plate structure in an interference fit to provide three degrees of freedom of the stub flange relative to the exhaust cylinder.02-02-2012
20120085103SHIM FOR SEALING TRANSITION PIECES - According to one aspect of the invention, a shim for sealing two adjacent turbine transition pieces is disclosed. The shim includes a circumferential member that includes a first lateral flange and a second lateral flange. Further, the first and second lateral flanges each comprise a tab configured to mate to a first surface plane and the first and second lateral flanges are configured to mate to a second surface plane, wherein the first and second surface planes are substantially parallel. In addition, the shim includes a first flange extending substantially perpendicular from the circumferential member.04-12-2012

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