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ROTOR ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF

United States Patent Application

20150354361
A1
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A rotor assembly is provided. The rotor assembly includes a rotor shaft and at least one blisk integrally formed with the rotor shaft. The at least one blisk includes an inner rim extending circumferentially about the rotor shaft, and a plurality of blades extending radially outward from the inner rim, wherein the rotor shaft and the at least one blisk are defined from a single billet of material.
Hofer, Douglas Carl (Clifton Park, NY), Luo, Yuanfeng (Rexford, NY), Sevincer, Edip (Watervliet, NY), Krishnamoorthy, Ganesh (Shoreline, WA), Kalra, Chiranjeev Singh (Niskayuna, NY)
14/ 299,411
June 9, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-EE0005804 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.