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Resistive band for turbomachine blade

United States Patent

August 25, 2015
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A turbomachine system includes a rotor that defines a longitudinal axis of the turbomachine system. A first blade is coupled to the rotor, and the first blade has first and second laminated plies. A first band is coupled to the first blade and is configured to resist separation of the first and second laminated plies.
Roberts; Herbert Chidsey (Simpsonville, SC), Taxacher; Glenn Curtis (Simpsonville, SC)
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY)
13/ 454,979
April 24, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with government support under DE-FC26-05NT42643 awarded by the Department of Energy (DOE). The government has certain rights in the invention.