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Airfoil seal system for gas turbine engine

United States Patent

June 25, 2013
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A turbine airfoil seal system of a turbine engine having a seal base with a plurality of seal strips extending therefrom for sealing gaps between rotational airfoils and adjacent stationary components. The seal strips may overlap each other and may be generally aligned with each other. The seal strips may flex during operation to further reduce the gap between the rotational airfoils and adjacent stationary components.
Diakunchak; Ihor S. (Ontario, CA)
Siemens Energy, Inc. (Orlando, FL)
12/ 014,298
January 15, 2008
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.