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Combustor burner vanelets

United States Patent

February 14, 2012
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The present application provides a burner for use with a combustor of a gas turbine engine. The burner may include a center hub, a shroud, a pair of fuel vanes extending from the center hub to the shroud, and a vanelet extending from the center hub and/or the shroud and positioned between the pair of fuel vanes.
Lacy; Benjamin (Greer, SC), Varatharajan; Balachandar (Loveland, OH), Kraemer; Gilbert Otto (Greer, SC), Yilmaz; Ertan (Albany, NY), Zuo; Baifang (Simpsonville, SC)
General Electric Company (Schenetady, NY)
12/ 253,268
October 17, 2008
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention has been made with government support under Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42643 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.