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Radial-radial single rotor turbine

United States Patent

May 16, 2006
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A rotor for use in turbine applications has a radial compressor/pump having radially disposed spaced apart fins forming passages and a radial turbine having hollow turbine blades interleaved with the fins and through which fluid from the radial compressor/pump flows. The rotor can, in some applications, be used to produce electrical power.
Platts; David A. (Los Alamos, NM)
The Regents of the University of California (Los Alamos, NM)
10/ 614,772
July 8, 2003
FIELD OF THE INVENTION The present invention generally relates to turbines and more specifically to rotors used in turbine applications. This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.