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DEVICE FOR IMPROVED AIR AND FUEL DISTRIBUTION TO A COMBUSTOR

United States Patent Application

20160238254
A1
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A flow conditioning device for a can annular gas turbine engine, including a plurality of flow elements disposed in a compressed air flow path leading to a combustor, configured such that relative adjustment of at least one flow directing element with respect to an adjacent flow directing element during operation of the gas turbine engine is effective to adjust a level of choking of the compressed air flow path.
Laster, Walter Ray (Oviedo, FL), Schilp, Reinhard (Winter Park, FL)
15/ 139,970
April 27, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED DEVELOPMENT [0002] 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.