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Title: System and method for manufacture of airfoil components

Abstract

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to systems and methods for manufacturing an airfoil component. The system can include: a geometrical mold; an elongated flexible sleeve having a closed-off interior and positioned within the geometrical mold, wherein the elongated flexible sleeve is further positioned to have a desired geometry; an infusing channel in fluid communication with the closed-off interior of the elongated flexible sleeve and configured to communicate a resinous material thereto; a vacuum channel in fluid communication with the closed-off interior of the elongated flexible sleeve and configured to vacuum seal the closed-off interior of the elongated flexible sleeve; and a glass fiber layer positioned within the closed-off interior of the elongated flexible sleeve.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1333821
Patent Number(s):
9,505,182
Application Number:
14/195,073
Assignee:
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY) HQPR
DOE Contract Number:  
AR0000293
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Mar 03
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 17 WIND ENERGY; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Moors, Thomas Michael. System and method for manufacture of airfoil components. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Moors, Thomas Michael. System and method for manufacture of airfoil components. United States.
Moors, Thomas Michael. Tue . "System and method for manufacture of airfoil components". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1333821.
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abstractNote = {Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to systems and methods for manufacturing an airfoil component. The system can include: a geometrical mold; an elongated flexible sleeve having a closed-off interior and positioned within the geometrical mold, wherein the elongated flexible sleeve is further positioned to have a desired geometry; an infusing channel in fluid communication with the closed-off interior of the elongated flexible sleeve and configured to communicate a resinous material thereto; a vacuum channel in fluid communication with the closed-off interior of the elongated flexible sleeve and configured to vacuum seal the closed-off interior of the elongated flexible sleeve; and a glass fiber layer positioned within the closed-off interior of the elongated flexible sleeve.},
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year = {2016},
month = {11}
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