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Title: Compound cooling flow turbulator for turbine component

Abstract

Multi-scale turbulation features, including first turbulators (46, 48) on a cooling surface (44), and smaller turbulators (52, 54, 58, 62) on the first turbulators. The first turbulators may be formed between larger turbulators (50). The first turbulators may be alternating ridges (46) and valleys (48). The smaller turbulators may be concave surface features such as dimples (62) and grooves (54), and/or convex surface features such as bumps (58) and smaller ridges (52). An embodiment with convex turbulators (52, 58) in the valleys (48) and concave turbulators (54, 62) on the ridges (46) increases the cooling surface area, reduces boundary layer separation, avoids coolant shadowing and stagnation, and reduces component mass.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Siemens Energy, Inc., Orlando, FL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1164355
Patent Number(s):
8894367
Application Number:
12/884,464
Assignee:
Siemens Energy, Inc. (Orlando, FL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F05 - INDEXING SCHEMES RELATING TO ENGINES OR PUMPS IN VARIOUS SUBCLASSES OF CLASSES F01-F04 F05D - INDEXING SCHEME FOR ASPECTS RELATING TO NON-POSITIVE-DISPLACEMENT MACHINES OR ENGINES, GAS-TURBINES OR JET-PROPULSION PLANTS
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F01 - MACHINES OR ENGINES IN GENERAL F01D - NON-POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT MACHINES OR ENGINES, e.g. STEAM TURBINES
DOE Contract Number:  
FC26-05NT42644
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2010 Sep 17
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Lee, Ching-Pang, Jiang, Nan, Marra, John J, and Rudolph, Ronald J. Compound cooling flow turbulator for turbine component. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Lee, Ching-Pang, Jiang, Nan, Marra, John J, & Rudolph, Ronald J. Compound cooling flow turbulator for turbine component. United States.
Lee, Ching-Pang, Jiang, Nan, Marra, John J, and Rudolph, Ronald J. Tue . "Compound cooling flow turbulator for turbine component". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1164355.
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abstractNote = {Multi-scale turbulation features, including first turbulators (46, 48) on a cooling surface (44), and smaller turbulators (52, 54, 58, 62) on the first turbulators. The first turbulators may be formed between larger turbulators (50). The first turbulators may be alternating ridges (46) and valleys (48). The smaller turbulators may be concave surface features such as dimples (62) and grooves (54), and/or convex surface features such as bumps (58) and smaller ridges (52). An embodiment with convex turbulators (52, 58) in the valleys (48) and concave turbulators (54, 62) on the ridges (46) increases the cooling surface area, reduces boundary layer separation, avoids coolant shadowing and stagnation, and reduces component mass.},
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