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Near-wall serpentine cooled turbine airfoil

United States Patent

October 28, 2014
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A serpentine coolant flow path is formed by inner walls in a cavity between pressure and suction side walls of a turbine airfoil, the cavity partitioned by one or more transverse partitions into a plurality of continuous serpentine cooling flow streams each having a respective coolant inlet.
Lee; Ching-Pang (Cincinnati, OH)
Mikro Systems, Inc. (Charlottesville, VA), Siemens Energy, Inc. (Orlando, FL)
13/ 942,782
July 16, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED DEVELOPMENT Development for this invention was supported in part by Contract Number DE-FC26-05NT42644, awarded by the United States Department of Energy. Accordingly, the United States Government may have certain rights in this invention.