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Turbomachine combustor nozzle including a monolithic nozzle component and method of forming the same

United States Patent

February 23, 2016
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A turbomachine combustor nozzle includes a monolithic nozzle component having a plate element and a plurality of nozzle elements. Each of the plurality of nozzle elements includes a first end extending from the plate element to a second end. The plate element and plurality of nozzle elements are formed as a unitary component. A plate member is joined with the nozzle component. The plate member includes an outer edge that defines first and second surfaces and a plurality of openings extending between the first and second surfaces. The plurality of openings are configured and disposed to register with and receive the second end of corresponding ones of the plurality of nozzle elements.
Stoia; Lucas John (Taylors, SC), Melton; Patrick Benedict (Horse Shoe, NC), Johnson; Thomas Edward (Greer, SC), Stevenson; Christian Xavier (Inman, SC), Vanselow; John Drake (Taylors, SC), Westmoreland; James Harold (Greer, SC)
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
13/ 482,540
May 29, 2012
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract Number DE-FC26-05NT42643, awarded by the Department Of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.