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FUEL INJECTION ASSEMBLY FOR USE IN TURBINE ENGINES AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING SAME

United States Patent Application

20130199190
A1
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A fuel injection assembly for use in a turbine engine is provided. The fuel injection assembly includes a plurality of tube assemblies wherein each of the plurality of tube assemblies includes a plurality of tubes. At least one injection system is coupled to at least one tube assembly of the plurality of tube assemblies. The injection system includes a fuel delivery pipe and a fluid supply member coupled to the fuel delivery pipe, wherein the fluid supply member is positioned a predefined distance upstream from the tube assembly and includes at least one first portion having an annular end portion. The annular end portion includes at least one opening for delivering fluid toward the tube assembly for reducing dynamic pressure oscillations and/or reducing the temperature within a combustor during operation of the turbine engine.
Uhm, Jong Ho (Simpsonville, SC), Johnson, Thomas Edward (Greer, SC), Wu, Chunyang (Greer, SC)
13/ 368,702
February 8, 2012
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42643, awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE), and the Government has certain rights in this invention.