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COMBUSTOR ARRANGEMENT INCLUDING FLOW CONTROL VANES

United States Patent Application

20170284679
A1
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A combustor assembly (17) including guide vanes (44) located between an inner cylinder (24) and a flow sleeve (25). Each guide vane (44) includes a circumferentially angled flow directing portion (60) adjacent to a leading edge (46). The leading edge (46) of at least one guide vane (44) can be located radially inward along the longitudinal axis (54) relative to the leading edge (46) of at least one other of the guide vanes (44). The length of the guide vanes (44) may vary, and the circumferential spacing between a first pair of the guide vanes (44) can be different from a spacing between a second pair of the guide vanes (44).
Rodriguez, Jose L. (Lake Mary, FL), Golsen, Matthew J. (Deltona, FL)
15/ 506,055
September 5, 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.