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CORE SHROUD CORNER JOINTS

United States Patent Application

20130334182
A1
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A core shroud is provided, which includes a number of planar members, a number of unitary corners, and a number of subassemblies each comprising a combination of the planar members and the unitary corners. Each unitary corner comprises a unitary extrusion including a first planar portion and a second planar portion disposed perpendicularly with respect to the first planar portion. At least one of the subassemblies comprises a plurality of the unitary corners disposed side-by-side in an alternating opposing relationship. A plurality of the subassemblies can be combined to form a quarter perimeter segment of the core shroud. Four quarter perimeter segments join together to form the core shroud.
GILMORE, CHARLES B. (GREENSBURG, PA), FORSYTH, DAVID R. (CHESWICK, PA)
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC COMPANY LLC (CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP PA)
13/ 953,230
July 29, 2013
GOVERNMENT INTEREST [0003] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-FC07-05ID14636 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.