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Turbine engine component with cooling passages

United States Patent

January 17, 2012
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A component for use in a turbine engine including a first member and a second member associated with the first member. The second member includes a plurality of connecting elements extending therefrom. The connecting elements include securing portions at ends thereof that are received in corresponding cavities formed in the first member to attach the second member to the first member. The connecting elements are constructed to space apart a first surface of the second member from a first surface of the first member such that at least one cooling passage is formed between adjacent connecting elements and the first surface of the second member and the first surface of the first member.
Arrell; Douglas J. (Oviedo, FL), James; Allister W. (Orlando, FL)
Siemens Energy, Inc. (Orlando, FL)
12/ 183,168
July 31, 2008
This invention was made with U.S. Government support under Contract Number DE-FC26-05NT42644 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights to this invention.