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Title: Structural cooling fluid tube for supporting a turbine component and supplying cooling fluid

Abstract

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.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Siemens Energy, Inc., Orlando, FL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1171098
Patent Number(s):
8,961,118
Application Number:
13/277,579
Assignee:
Siemens Energy, Inc. (Orlando, FL) NETL
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-05NT42644
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Oct 20
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Charron, Richard, and Pierce, Daniel. Structural cooling fluid tube for supporting a turbine component and supplying cooling fluid. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Charron, Richard, & Pierce, Daniel. Structural cooling fluid tube for supporting a turbine component and supplying cooling fluid. United States.
Charron, Richard, and Pierce, Daniel. Tue . "Structural cooling fluid tube for supporting a turbine component and supplying cooling fluid". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1171098.
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author = {Charron, Richard and Pierce, Daniel},
abstractNote = {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.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Feb 24 00:00:00 EST 2015},
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