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Compressive stress system for a gas turbine engine

United States Patent

March 24, 2015
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The present application provides a compressive stress system for a gas turbine engine. The compressive stress system may include a first bucket attached to a rotor, a second bucket attached to the rotor, the first and the second buckets defining a shank pocket therebetween, and a compressive stress spring positioned within the shank pocket.
Hogberg; Nicholas Alvin (Greenville, SC)
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
13/ 235,566
September 19, 2011
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42643, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The Government has certain rights in this invention.