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Methods and apparatus for radially compliant component mounting

United States Patent

March 27, 2012
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Methods and apparatus for a mounting assembly for a liner of a gas turbine engine combustor are provided. The combustor includes a combustor liner and a radially outer annular flow sleeve. The mounting assembly includes an inner ring surrounding a radially outer surface of the liner and including a plurality of axially extending fingers. The mounting assembly also includes a radially outer ring coupled to the inner ring through a plurality of spacers that extend radially from a radially outer surface of the inner ring to the outer ring.
Bulman; David Edward (Cincinnati, OH), Darkins, Jr.; Toby George (Loveland, OH), Stumpf; James Anthony (Columbus, IN), Schroder; Mark S. (Greenville, SC), Lipinski; John Joseph (Simpsonville, SC)
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
11/ 463,142
August 8, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT The invention described herein was made in the performance of work under DOE Case No. S-110,587--Disclosure No. 164632--Contract No. DE-FC26-00CH11047, currently administered by the Department of Energy.