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Title: Gas-path leakage seal for a gas turbine

A gas-path leakage seal for generally sealing a gas-path leakage-gap between spaced-apart first and second members of a gas turbine (such as combustor casing segments). The seal includes a generally imperforate foil-layer assemblage which is generally impervious to gas and is located in the leakage-gap. The seal also includes a cloth-layer assemblage generally enclosingly contacting the foil-layer assemblage. In one seal, the first edge of the foil-layer assemblage is left exposed, and the foil-layer assemblage resiliently contacts the first member near the first edge to reduce leakage in the "plane" of the cloth-layer assemblage under conditions which include differential thermal growth of the two members. In another seal, such leakage is reduced by having a first weld-bead which permeates the cloth-layer assemblage, is attached to the metal-foil-layer assemblage near the first edge, and unattachedly contacts the first member.
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [2]
  1. (Schenectady, NY)
  2. (Troy, NY)
  3. (New Lebanon, NY)
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OSTI Identifier:
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY) NETL
Patent Number(s):
US 5509669
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Research Org:
Country of Publication:
United States
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