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Variable volume combustor with an air bypass system

United States Patent

9,562,687
February 7, 2017
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The present application provides a combustor for use with flow of fuel and a flow of air in a gas turbine engine. The combustor may include a number of micro-mixer fuel nozzles positioned within a liner and an air bypass system position about the liner. The air bypass system variably allows a bypass portion of the flow of air to bypass the micro-mixer fuel nozzles.
Johnson; Thomas Edward (Greer, SC), Ziminsky; Willy Steve (Simpsonville, SC), Ostebee; Heath Michael (Piedmont, SC), Keener; Christopher Paul (Woodruff, SC)
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (Schenectady, NY)
13/ 760,101
20140216051
February 6, 2013
STATEMENT RETARDING 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.