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Title: Ambient air cooling arrangement having a pre-swirler for gas turbine engine blade cooling

A gas turbine engine including: an ambient-air cooling circuit (10) having a cooling channel (26) disposed in a turbine blade (22) and in fluid communication with a source (12) of ambient air: and an pre-swirler (18), the pre-swirler having: an inner shroud (38); an outer shroud (56); and a plurality of guide vanes (42), each spanning from the inner shroud to the outer shroud. Circumferentially adjacent guide vanes (46, 48) define respective nozzles (44) there between. Forces created by a rotation of the turbine blade motivate ambient air through the cooling circuit. The pre-swirler is configured to impart swirl to ambient air drawn through the nozzles and to direct the swirled ambient air toward a base of the turbine blade. The end walls (50, 54) of the pre-swirler may be contoured.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1167028
Report Number(s):
8,926,267
13/766,909
DOE Contract Number:
FC26-05NT42644
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Feb 14
Research Org:
Siemens Energy, Inc., Orlando, FL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING