Patent Number: 6,168,382

Title: Turbine rotor wheel with forged replacement dovetail and method of repair

Abstract: A repaired turbine rotor wheel includes a rotor wheel body having an outer rim. A forged ring is disposed about the outer rim and welded to the wheel body. A dovetail is formed in the ring, the arcuate weld between the ring and the wheel body being located radially inwardly of the dovetail.

Inventors: Nolan; John Francis (Latham, NY), Gustafson; Thomas Gene (Brooklyn Park, MN)

Assignee: General Electric Co.

International Classification: B23K 9/02 (20060101); B23K 9/00 (20060101); B23K 9/167 (20060101); B23P 6/00 (20060101); F01D 005/30 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018