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Variable volume combustor

United States Patent

9,546,598
January 17, 2017
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The present application provides a variable volume combustor for use with a gas turbine engine. The variable volume combustor may include a liner, a number of micro-mixer fuel nozzles positioned within the liner, and a linear actuator so as to maneuver the micro-mixer fuel nozzles axially along the liner.
Ostebee; Heath Michael (Piedmont, SC), Ziminsky; Willy Steve (Simpsonville, SC), Johnson; Thomas Edward (Greer, SC), Keener; Christopher Paul (Woodruff, SC)
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (Schenectady, NY)
13/ 760,090
20140216048
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.