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HOUSING FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

United States Patent Application

20130014497
A1
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In one exemplary embodiment of the invention, a housing for an internal combustion engine includes a manifold section configured to receive an exhaust gas flow from cylinders of the internal combustion engine and a turbine section, wherein the turbine section and manifold section are a single member. Further, the housing includes a volute chamber within the turbine section configured to direct the exhaust gas flow to a turbine wheel disposed about a turbine axis and a circumferential septum positioned inside the volute chamber to separate two chambers that are substantially nested about the turbine wheel.
Wu, Ko-Jen (Troy, MI), Baker, Rodney E. (Fenton, MI), Walter, Darrel J. (Romeo, MI)
GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC. (Detroit MI)
13/ 183,989
July 15, 2011
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Agreement No. DE-FC26-07NT43271, awarded by the Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in the invention.