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Mechanical support of a ceramic gas turbine vane ring

United States Patent

July 27, 2010
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An assembly for mounting a ceramic turbine vane ring onto a turbine support casing comprises a first metal clamping ring and a second metal clamping ring. The first metal clamping ring is configured to engage with a first side of a tab member of the ceramic turbine vane ring. The second metal clamping ring is configured to engage with a second side of the tab member such that the tab member is disposed between the first and second metal clamping rings.
Shi; Jun (Glastonbury, CT), Green; Kevin E. (Broad Brook, CT), Mosher; Daniel A. (Glastonbury, CT), Holowczak; John E. (South Windsor, CT), Reinhardt; Gregory E. (South Glastonbury, CT)
United Technologies Corporation (Hartford, CT)
11/ 598,450
November 13, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under DE-FC26-00CH11060 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.