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Airfoil nozzle and shroud assembly

United States Patent

5,634,768
June 3, 1997
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An airfoil and nozzle assembly including an outer shroud having a plurality of vane members attached to an inner surface and having a cantilevered end. The assembly further includes a inner shroud being formed by a plurality of segments. Each of the segments having a first end and a second end and having a recess positioned in each of the ends. The cantilevered end of the vane member being positioned in the recess. The airfoil and nozzle assembly being made from a material having a lower rate of thermal expansion than that of the components to which the airfoil and nozzle assembly is attached.
Shaffer; James E. (Maitland, FL), Norton; Paul F. (San Diego, CA)
Solar Turbines Incorporated (San Diego, CA)
08/ 339,532
November 15, 1994
BACKGROUND ART "The Government of the United States of America has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC02-92CE40960 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy."