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Variable volume combustor with aerodynamic fuel flanges for nozzle mounting

United States Patent

September 20, 2016
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The present application provides a combustor for use with a gas turbine engine. The combustor may include a number of micro-mixer fuel nozzles and a fuel injection system for providing a flow of fuel to the micro-mixer fuel nozzles. The fuel injection system may include a number of support struts supporting the fuel nozzles and for providing the flow of fuel therethrough. The fuel injection system also may include a number of aerodynamic fuel flanges connecting the micro-mixer fuel nozzles and the support struts.
McConnaughhay; Johnie Franklin (Greenville, SC), Keener; Christopher Paul (Woodruff, SC), Johnson; Thomas Edward (Greer, SC), Ostebee; Heath Michael (Piedmont, SC)
13/ 760,094
February 6, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42643 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.