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FUEL NOZZLE ASSEMBLY WITH FUEL INLET SLOTS

United States Patent Application

20170356655
A1
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The present disclosure is directed to a bundled tube type fuel nozzle assembly. The fuel nozzle assembly includes a fuel plenum body including a forward plate, an aft plate, an outer band that extends between the forward plate and the aft plate and a fuel plenum defined within the fuel plenum body. A plurality of tubes extends through the fuel plenum. Each tube of the plurality of tubes includes an inlet defined along an outer surface of the forward plate and an outlet defined downstream from the inlet. The forward plate defines a plurality of fuel inlet slots that is in fluid communication with the fuel plenum. Each fuel inlet slot extends radially outwardly with respect to an axial centerline of the fuel plenum body along the outer surface of the forward plate.
Hughes, Michael John (Pittsburgh, PA), Flanagan, James Scott (Simpsonville, SC), Berry, Jonathan Dwight (Simpsonville, SC)
15/ 181,539
June 14, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42643 awarded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The Government has certain rights in this invention.