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Title: Hot gas path component having near wall cooling features

Abstract

A method for providing micro-channels in a hot gas path component includes forming a first micro-channel in an exterior surface of a substrate of the hot gas path component. A second micro-channel is formed in the exterior surface of the hot gas path component such that it is separated from the first micro-channel by a surface gap having a first width. The method also includes disposing a braze sheet onto the exterior surface of the hot gas path component such that the braze sheet covers at least of portion of the first and second micro-channels, and heating the braze sheet to bond it to at least a portion of the exterior surface of the hot gas path component.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1410544
Patent Number(s):
9,828,915
Application Number:
14/739,849
Assignee:
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY) NETL
DOE Contract Number:
FC26-05NT42643
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Jun 15
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Miranda, Carlos Miguel, Kottilingam, Srikanth Chandrudu, and Lacy, Benjamin Paul. Hot gas path component having near wall cooling features. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Miranda, Carlos Miguel, Kottilingam, Srikanth Chandrudu, & Lacy, Benjamin Paul. Hot gas path component having near wall cooling features. United States.
Miranda, Carlos Miguel, Kottilingam, Srikanth Chandrudu, and Lacy, Benjamin Paul. Tue . "Hot gas path component having near wall cooling features". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1410544.
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