A turbine blade sealing system for reducing a gap between a tip of a turbine blade and a stationary shroud of a turbine engine. The sealing system includes a plurality of flexible seal strips extending from a pressure side of a turbine blade generally orthogonal to the turbine blade. During operation of the turbine engine, the flexible seal strips flex radially outward extending towards the stationary shroud of the turbine engine, thereby reducing the leakage of air past the turbine blades and increasing the efficiency of the turbine engine.
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH
Development of this invention was supported in part by the United States Department of Energy, Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42644. Accordingly, the United States Government may have certain rights in this invention.