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Turbine component having surface cooling channels and method of forming same

United States Patent

9,752,440
September 5, 2017
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A component for a turbine engine includes a substrate that includes a first surface, and an insert coupled to the substrate proximate the substrate first surface. The component also includes a channel. The channel is defined by a first channel wall formed in the substrate and a second channel wall formed by at least one coating disposed on the substrate first surface. The component further includes an inlet opening defined in flow communication with the channel. The inlet opening is defined by a first inlet wall formed in the substrate and a second inlet wall defined by the insert.
Miranda; Carlos Miguel (Greer, SC), Trimmer; Andrew Lee (Niskayuna, NY), Kottilingam; Srikanth Chandrudu (Simpsonville, SC), Lacy; Benjamin Paul (Greer, SC)
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
14/ 725,695
20160348512
May 29, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT 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.