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Title: Tuning thermal mismatch between turbine rotor parts with a thermal medium

Abstract

In a turbine rotor, an aft shaft wheel and the final-stage wheel of the rotor are coupled together, including by a rabbeted joint. During shutdown and startup of the turbine, a thermal mismatch between the aft shaft wheel and final-stage wheel is avoided by respectively heating and cooling the aft shaft wheel to maintain the thermal mismatch within acceptable limits, thereby avoiding opening of the rabbeted joint and the potential for unbalancing the rotor and rotor vibration. The thermal medium may be supplied by piping in the aft bearing cavity into the cavity between the forward closure plate and the aft shaft wheel.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Niskayuna, NY)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
OSTI Identifier:
873560
Patent Number(s):
6190127
Assignee:
General Electric Co. (Schenectady, NY) NETL
DOE Contract Number:  
FC21-95MC31176
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
tuning; thermal; mismatch; turbine; rotor; medium; shaft; wheel; final-stage; coupled; including; rabbeted; joint; shutdown; startup; avoided; respectively; heating; cooling; maintain; acceptable; limits; avoiding; potential; unbalancing; vibration; supplied; piping; bearing; cavity; forward; closure; plate; thermal medium; turbine rotor; thermal mismatch; /416/415/

Citation Formats

Schmidt, Mark Christopher. Tuning thermal mismatch between turbine rotor parts with a thermal medium. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Schmidt, Mark Christopher. Tuning thermal mismatch between turbine rotor parts with a thermal medium. United States.
Schmidt, Mark Christopher. Mon . "Tuning thermal mismatch between turbine rotor parts with a thermal medium". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873560.
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title = {Tuning thermal mismatch between turbine rotor parts with a thermal medium},
author = {Schmidt, Mark Christopher},
abstractNote = {In a turbine rotor, an aft shaft wheel and the final-stage wheel of the rotor are coupled together, including by a rabbeted joint. During shutdown and startup of the turbine, a thermal mismatch between the aft shaft wheel and final-stage wheel is avoided by respectively heating and cooling the aft shaft wheel to maintain the thermal mismatch within acceptable limits, thereby avoiding opening of the rabbeted joint and the potential for unbalancing the rotor and rotor vibration. The thermal medium may be supplied by piping in the aft bearing cavity into the cavity between the forward closure plate and the aft shaft wheel.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2001},
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