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Title: Shape optimized headers and methods of manufacture thereof

Disclosed herein is a shape optimized header comprising a shell that is operative for collecting a fluid; wherein an internal diameter and/or a wall thickness of the shell vary with a change in pressure and/or a change in a fluid flow rate in the shell; and tubes; wherein the tubes are in communication with the shell and are operative to transfer fluid into the shell. Disclosed herein is a method comprising fixedly attaching tubes to a shell; wherein the shell is operative for collecting a fluid; wherein an internal diameter and/or a wall thickness of the shell vary with a change in pressure and/or a change in a fluid flow rate in the shell; and wherein the tubes are in communication with the shell and are operative to transfer fluid into the shell.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1107884
Report Number(s):
8,573,252
12/956,855
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
ALSTOM Technology Ltd (Baden, CH)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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