Patent Number: 8,714,911

Title: Impingement plate for turbomachine components and components equipped therewith

Abstract: An impingement plate adapted to reduce thermally-induced strains and stresses that may damage the plate or its attachment to a second component. The plate includes an interior region having cooling holes, a peripheral wall surrounding the interior region and projecting out of the plane of the interior region, a peripheral flange surrounding the peripheral wall and lying in a plane spaced apart from the plane of the interior region, and one or more through-thickness rib. One such rib may be disposed in the interior region, project away from and out of the plane of the interior region, and linearly extend across the interior region. Alternatively or in addition, one such rib may be disposed between the peripheral wall and flange and project out of the plane of the flange.

Inventors: Giri; Sheo Narain (Bangalore, IN), Devangada; Siddaraja Mallikarjuna (Bangalore, IN), VanTassel; Brad Wilson (Easley, SC), Das; Debdulal (Bangalore, IN)

Assignee: General Electric Company

International Classification: F01D 25/12 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018