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Title: Fuel burner and combustor assembly for a gas turbine engine

A fuel burner and combustor assembly for a gas turbine engine has a housing within the casing of the gas turbine engine which housing defines a combustion chamber and at least one fuel burner secured to one end of the housing and extending into the combustion chamber. The other end of the fuel burner is arranged to slidably engage a fuel inlet connector extending radially inwardly from the engine casing so that fuel is supplied, from a source thereof, to the fuel burner. The fuel inlet connector and fuel burner coact to anchor the housing against axial movement relative to the engine casing while allowing relative radial movement between the engine casing and the fuel burner and, at the same time, providing fuel flow to the fuel burner. For dual fuel capability, a fuel injector is provided in said fuel burner with a flexible fuel supply pipe so that the fuel injector and fuel burner form a unitary structure which moves with the fuel burner.
  1. (Franklin Lakes, NJ)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation (Wood-Ridge, NJ) OSTI
Patent Number(s):
US 4387559
Contract Number:
Research Org:
Curtiss-Wright Corp
Country of Publication:
United States
fuel; burner; combustor; assembly; gas; turbine; engine; housing; casing; defines; combustion; chamber; secured; extending; arranged; slidably; engage; inlet; connector; radially; inwardly; supplied; source; coact; anchor; axial; movement; relative; allowing; radial; time; providing; flow; dual; capability; injector; provided; flexible; supply; pipe; form; unitary; structure; moves; radial movement; movement relative; supply pipe; relative radial; unitary structure; fuel burner; radially inward; radially inwardly; fuel supply; fuel injector; extending radially; fuel inlet; axial movement; combustor assembly; turbine engine; combustion chamber; gas turbine; fuel flow; slidably engage; dual fuel; providing fuel; extending radial; /60/