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Core shroud corner joints

United States Patent

September 10, 2013
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A core shroud is provided, which includes a number of planar members, a number of unitary corners, and a number of subassemblies each comprising a combination of the planar members and the unitary corners. Each unitary corner comprises a unitary extrusion including a first planar portion and a second planar portion disposed perpendicularly with respect to the first planar portion. At least one of the subassemblies comprises a plurality of the unitary corners disposed side-by-side in an alternating opposing relationship. A plurality of the subassemblies can be combined to form a quarter perimeter segment of the core shroud. Four quarter perimeter segments join together to form the core shroud.
Gilmore; Charles B. (Greensburg, PA), Forsyth; David R. (Cheswick, PA)
Westinghouse Electric Company LLC (Cranberry Township, PA)
12/ 634,836
December 10, 2009
GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-FC07-05ID14636 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.