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Gas Turbine Components with Porous Cooling Features

United States Patent Application

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The present application provides a hot gas path component for use with a gas turbine engine. The hot gas path component may include an airfoil, an internal cooling cavity, and a porous section created by a direct metal laser melting technique. The porous section may be built into the airfoil or the airfoil may be built separately and attached to the airfoil.
Lacy, Benjamin Paul (Greer, SC), Kottilingam, Srikanth Chandrudu (Simpsonville, SC), Brzek, Brian (Niskayuna, NY), Schick, David Edward (Greenville, SC)
General Electric Company (Schenectady NY)
14/ 014,528
August 30, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with U.S. government support under contract number DE-FC26-05NT42643 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.