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Title: Aerodynamic seals for rotary machine

Abstract

An aerodynamic seal assembly for a rotary machine includes multiple sealing device segments disposed circumferentially intermediate to a stationary housing and a rotor. Each of the segments includes a shoe plate with a forward-shoe section and an aft-shoe section having multiple labyrinth teeth therebetween facing the rotor. The sealing device segment also includes multiple flexures connected to the shoe plate and to a top interface element, wherein the multiple flexures are configured to allow the high pressure fluid to occupy a forward cavity and the low pressure fluid to occupy an aft cavity. Further, the sealing device segments include a secondary seal attached to the top interface element at one first end and positioned about the flexures and the shoe plate at one second end.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Company, Niskayuna, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1237859
Patent Number(s):
9,255,642
Application Number:
13/542,780
Assignee:
General Electric Company
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-05NT42643
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Jul 06
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION

Citation Formats

Bidkar, Rahul Anil, Cirri, Massimiliano, Thatte, Azam Mihir, and Williams, John Robert. Aerodynamic seals for rotary machine. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Bidkar, Rahul Anil, Cirri, Massimiliano, Thatte, Azam Mihir, & Williams, John Robert. Aerodynamic seals for rotary machine. United States.
Bidkar, Rahul Anil, Cirri, Massimiliano, Thatte, Azam Mihir, and Williams, John Robert. Tue . "Aerodynamic seals for rotary machine". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1237859.
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Hydrodynamic foil face seal
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