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Title: Method and system to facilitate sealing in gas turbines

A method and system for sealing between components within a gas turbine is provided. A first recess defined in a first component receives a seal member. A second recess defined in a second component adjacent the first component also receives the seal member. The first and second recesses are located proximate a hot gas path defined through the gas turbine, and define circumferential paths about the turbine axis. The seal member includes a sealing face that extends in a direction substantially parallel to the turbine axis. The seal member also includes a plurality of seal layers, wherein at least one of the seal layers includes at least one stress relief region for facilitating flexing of the first seal member.
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General Electric Company NETL
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Patent File Date: 2013 Oct 08
Research Org:
General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY (United States)
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Country of Publication:
United States

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