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SEAL IN COMBUSTOR NOZZLE OF GAS TURBINE ENGINE

United States Patent Application

20160033134
A1
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A nozzle for use in a combustor of a combustion turbine engine, the nozzle including: radial sections defined by sidewalls; a gap formed between opposing sidewalls of adjacent ones of the radial sections; a groove formed on each of the sidewalls that define the gap, the grooves positioned correspondingly so to together form a pocket; and a seal having a zigzagging profile disposed within the pocket. The pocket may intercept the gap over a seal length, and the seal may extend longitudinally within the pocket such that the zigzagging profile intersects the gap over the seal length.
Johnson, Thomas Edward (Greer, SC), Keener, Christopher Paul (Denver, NC), Stevenson, Christian Xavier (Blanchester, OH), Ostebee, Heath Michael (Piedmont, SC)
General Electric Company
14/ 449,339
August 1, 2014
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42643, awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.