Patent Number: 6,837,685

Title: Methods and apparatus for repairing a rotor assembly of a turbine

Abstract: A method of repairing a rim of a rotor wheel is provided. The rotor wheel includes a rim, the rim having at least one slot defined by a slot bottom wall and at least one corner, the slot sized to receive the dovetail of a rotor blade therein. The method includes forming a first pocket at the at least one corner, wherein the first pocket has a first radius of curvature and forming a second pocket along the slot bottom wall, wherein the second pocket has a second radius of curvature and is spaced a distance along the slot bottom wall from the first notch.

Inventors: Pierre; Sylvain (Greer, SC)

Assignee: General Electric Company

International Classification: F01D 5/00 (20060101); F01D 005/30 ()

Expiration Date: 01/04/2022