Patent Number: 8,573,938

Title: Turbine vane with endwall film cooling

Abstract: A turbine stator vane with endwall cooling that includes a row of submerged cooling air channels or slots that include a metering hole at an inlet end, a diffusion chamber downstream from the metering hole, and an open slot that channels and discharges the cooling air from the slots as film cooling air for the endwalls. Each submerged cooling air slot can be customized for pressure and flow to control metal temperature and cooling capability.

Inventors: Liang; George (Palm City, FL)

Assignee: Florida Turbine Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: F01D 5/08 (20060101); F01D 5/18 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017