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Title: Hook nozzle arrangement for supporting airfoil vanes

A gas turbine engine's nozzle structure includes a nozzle support ring, a plurality of shroud segments, and a plurality of airfoil vanes. The plurality of shroud segments are distributed around the nozzle support ring. Each airfoil vane is connected to a corresponding shroud segment so that the airfoil vanes are also distributed around the nozzle support ring. Each shroud segment has a hook engaging the nozzle support ring so that the shroud segments and corresponding airfoil vanes are supported by the nozzle support ring. The nozzle support ring, the shroud segments, and the airfoil vanes may be ceramic.
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Maitland, FL)
  2. (San Diego, CA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Solar Turbines Incorporated (San Diego, CA) CHO
Patent Number(s):
US 5492445
Contract Number:
Research Org:
Solar Turbines Inc
Country of Publication:
United States
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