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Title: Electric machine including a stator defining a flow channel

An electric machine is presented. The electric machine includes a hollow rotor; and a stator disposed within the hollow rotor, the stator defining a flow channel. The hollow rotor includes a first end portion defining a fluid inlet, a second end portion defining a fluid outlet; the fluid inlet, the fluid outlet, and the flow channel of the stator being configured to allow passage of a fluid from the fluid inlet to the fluid outlet via the flow channel; and wherein the hollow rotor is characterized by a largest cross-sectional area of hollow rotor, and wherein the flow channel is characterized by a smallest cross-sectional area of the flow channel, wherein the smallest cross-sectional area of the flow channel is at least about 25% of the largest cross-sectional area of the hollow rotor. An electric fluid pump and a power generation system are also presented.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1466020
Assignee:
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY) GFO
Patent Number(s):
10,024,296
Application Number:
14/804,782
Contract Number:
EE0002752
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Jul 21
Research Org:
General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

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