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SYSTEM HAVING BLADE SEGMENT WITH CURVED MOUNTING GEOMETRY

United States Patent Application

20130343895
A1
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Embodiments of the present disclosure include a system having a blade segment having a blade and a mounting segment coupled to the blade. Additionally, the mounting segment includes a first contact face and a second contact face, wherein the first and second contact face are concave with respect to a longitudinal axis of the blade segment. To reduce stresses within the mounting segment, the mounting segment further includes a lower face coupling the first contact face and the second contact face, wherein the lower face is convex across the longitudinal axis of the blade segment.
Garcia-Crespo, Andres Jose (Greenville, SC), Noble, Patrick Daniel (Greenville, SC)
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (Schenectady NY)
13/ 532,713
June 25, 2012
[0001] This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FC26-05NT42643 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.