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Variable volume combustor with a conical liner support

United States Patent

9,689,572
June 27, 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 conical liner support supporting the liner.
Johnson; Thomas Edward (Greer, SC), McConnaughhay; Johnie Franklin (Greenville, SC), Keener; Chrisophter Paul (Woodruff, SC), Ostebee; Heath Michael (Piedmont, SC)
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (Schenectady, NY)
13/ 760,095
20140216040
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.