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ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING FLUID FLOW

United States Patent Application

20120183393
A1
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According to one aspect of the invention, an assembly to be placed between adjacent turbomachinery components is provided, where the assembly includes a first shim comprising a U-shaped cross-section geometry, wherein the first shim is configured to form a seal between adjacent components. The assembly also includes an insert placed within a recess of the U-shaped cross-section geometry of the first shim and a plurality of staggered couplings between the insert and the first shim.
Demiroglu, Mehmet (Troy, NY), Lacy, Benjamin Paul (Greer, SC), Sarawate, Neelesh Nandkumar (Niskayuna, NY)
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (Schenectady NY)
13/ 006,695
January 14, 2011
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42643, awarded by the US Department of Energy (DOE). The Government has certain rights in this invention.