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United States Patent Application

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A turbomachine including a rotor having an axis and a plurality of disks positioned adjacent to each other in the axial direction, each disk including opposing axially facing surfaces and a circumferentially extending radially facing surface located between the axially facing surfaces. At least one row of blades is positioned on each of the disks, and the blades include an airfoil extending radially outward from the disk A non-segmented circumferentially continuous ring structure includes an outer rim defining a thermal barrier extending axially in overlapping relation over a portion of the radially facing surface of at least one disk, and extending to a location adjacent to a blade on the disk A compliant element is located between a radially inner circumferential portion of the ring structure and a flange structure that extends axially from an axially facing surface of the disk
Ross, Christopher W. (Oviedo, FL), Acar, Bulent (Ankara, TR)
Siemens Energy, Inc. (Orlando FL)
14/ 189,147
February 25, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED DEVELOPMENT [0001] Development for this invention was supported in part by Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42644, awarded by the United States Department of Energy Accordingly, the United States Government may have certain rights in this invention