Patent Number: 8,015,705

Title: Spar and shell blade with segmented shell

Abstract: A turbine rotor blade with a spar and shell construction, where the shell has an airfoil shape and is formed of two shell segments with an upper shell half and a lower shell half. The upper shell half is radially supported by a tip of the spar while the lower shell half is radially loaded by an attachment so that its load is not carried by the upper shell half and the tip of the spar in order to reduce overall stress levels.

Inventors: Wilson, Jr.; Jack W (Palm Beach Gardens, FL), Brown; Wesley D (Jupiter, FL)

Assignee: Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: F01D 5/18 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-09-13 0:00:00