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Variable Volume Combustor

United States Patent Application

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The present application provides a variable volume combustor for use with a gas turbine engine. The variable volume combustor may include a liner, a number of micro-mixer fuel nozzles positioned within the liner, and a linear actuator so as to maneuver the micro-mixer fuel nozzles axially along the liner.
Ostebee, Heath Michael (Piedmont, SC), Ziminsky, Willy Steve (Simpsonville, SC), Johnson, Thomas Edward (Greer, SC), Keener, Christopher Paul (Woodruff, SC)
13/ 760,090
February 6, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [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.