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Title: Rolling contact mounting arrangement for a ceramic combustor

A combustor assembly having a preestablished rate of thermal expansion is mounted within a gas turbine engine housing having a preestablished rate of thermal expansion being greater than the preestablished rate of thermal expansion of the combustor assembly. The combustor assembly is constructed of a inlet end portion, a outlet end portion and a plurality of combustor ring segments positioned between the end portions. A mounting assembly is positioned between the combustor assembly and the gas turbine engine housing to allow for the difference in the rate of thermal expansion while maintaining axially compressive force on the combustor assembly to maintain contact between the separate components.
 [1];  [2]
  1. (328 Sneath Way, Alpine, CA 91901)
  2. (1780 Geronimo Tr., Maitland, FL 32751)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Boyd, Gary L. (328 Sneath Way, Alpine, CA 91901);Shaffer, James E. (1780 Geronimo Tr., Maitland, FL 32751) CHO
Patent Number(s):
US 5457954
Contract Number:
Research Org:
Solar Turbines Inc
Country of Publication:
United States
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