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TANGENTIAL FLOW DUCT WITH FULL ANNULAR EXIT COMPONENT

United States Patent Application

20130239585
A1
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An arrangement (100) for delivering combustions gas from a plurality of combustors onto a first row of turbine blades along respective straight gas flow paths, including: a hoop structure (104) at a downstream end of the arrangement and defining at least part of an annular chamber (24); and a plurality of discrete ducts (102), each disposed between a respective combustor and the hoop structure (104). Each duct (102) is secured to the hoop structure (104) at a respective duct joint (116). The hoop structure (104) includes a quantity of hoop segments (105, 130, 132) that is less than a quantity of ducts (102).
Morrison, Jay A. (Titusville, FL)
13/ 419,603
March 14, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED DEVELOPMENT [0001] Development for this invention was supported in part by Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42644, awarded by the United States Department of Energy. Accordingly, the United States Government may have certain rights in this invention.