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Variable Volume Combustor with an Air Bypass System

United States Patent Application

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The present application provides a combustor for use with flow of fuel and a flow of air in a gas turbine engine. The combustor may include a number of micro-mixer fuel nozzles positioned within a liner and an air bypass system position about the liner. The air bypass system variably allows a bypass portion of the flow of air to bypass the micro-mixer fuel nozzles.
Johnson, Thomas Edward (Greer, SC), Ziminsky, Willy Steve (Simpsonville, SC), Ostebee, Heath Michael (Piedmont, SC), Keener, Christopher Paul (Woodruff, SC)
13/ 760,101
February 6, 2013
[0001] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42643 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.