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Casting core for a cooling arrangement for a gas turbine component

United States Patent

January 20, 2015
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A ceramic casting core, including: a plurality of rows (162, 166, 168) of gaps (164), each gap (164) defining an airfoil shape; interstitial core material (172) that defines and separates adjacent gaps (164) in each row (162, 166, 168); and connecting core material (178) that connects adjacent rows (170, 174, 176) of interstitial core material (172). Ends of interstitial core material (172) in one row (170, 174, 176) align with ends of interstitial core material (172) in an adjacent row (170, 174, 176) to form a plurality of continuous and serpentine shaped structures each including interstitial core material (172) from at least two adjacent rows (170, 174, 176) and connecting core material (178).
Lee; Ching-Pang (Cincinnati, OH), Heneveld; Benjamin E. (Newmarket, NH)
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft (Munchen, DE), Mikro Systems, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA)
13/ 658,045
October 23, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED DEVELOPMENT Development for this invention was supported in part by contract Award Number DE-SC0001359 awarded by the United States Department of Energy Office of Science (SBIR) to Mikro Systems, Inc. of Charlottesville, Virginia. Accordingly, the United States Government may have certain rights in this invention.