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Regeneratively cooled transition duct with transversely buffered impingement nozzles

United States Patent

April 21, 2015
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A cooling arrangement (56) having: a duct (30) configured to receive hot gases (16) from a combustor; and a flow sleeve (50) surrounding the duct and defining a cooling plenum (52) there between, wherein the flow sleeve is configured to form impingement cooling jets (70) emanating from dimples (82) in the flow sleeve effective to predominately cool the duct in an impingement cooling zone (60), and wherein the flow sleeve defines a convection cooling zone (64) effective to cool the duct solely via a cross-flow (76), the cross-flow comprising cooling fluid (72) exhausting from the impingement cooling zone. In the impingement cooling zone an undimpled portion (84) of the flow sleeve tapers away from the duct as the undimpled portion nears the convection cooling zone. The flow sleeve is configured to effect a greater velocity of the cross-flow in the convection cooling zone than in the impingement cooling zone.
Morrison; Jay A. (Titusville, FL), Lee; Ching-Pang (Cincinnati, PA), Crawford; Michael E. (Oviedo, FL)
Siemens Energy, Inc. (Orlando, FL)
13/ 956,405
August 1, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED DEVELOPMENT Development for this invention was supported in part by Contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42644, awarded by the United States Department of Energy. Accordingly, the United States Government may have certain rights in this invention.