Patent Number: 8,794,544

Title: Combustor nozzle and method for modifying the combustor nozzle

Abstract: A combustor nozzle includes a downstream surface having an axial centerline. A plurality of passages extend through the downstream surface and provide fluid communication through the downstream surface. A plurality of slits are included in the downstream surface, and each slit connects to at least two passages. A method for modifying a combustor nozzle includes machining a plurality of slits in a downstream side of a body. The method further includes connecting each slit to at least two passages that pass through the body.

Inventors: Melton; Patrick Benedict (Horse Shoe, NC), Simmons; Scott Robert (Simpsonville, SC), DeForest; Russell (Simpsonville, SC), Bailey; Donald Mark (Simpsonville, SC)

Assignee: General Electric Company

International Classification: B05B 15/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018