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1. (WO2017205246) MARGIN BUCKET DOVETAIL RADIAL SUPPORT FEATURE FOR AXIAL ENTRY BUCKETS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/205246    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/033752
Publication Date: Fri Dec 01 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Tue May 23 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: F01D 5/32
Applicants: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: BURDGICK, Steven, Sebastian
LIGOS, John
FARINEAU, Thomas, Joseph
Title: MARGIN BUCKET DOVETAIL RADIAL SUPPORT FEATURE FOR AXIAL ENTRY BUCKETS
Abstract:
The present application provides a steam turbine. The steam turbine may include a number of rotor wheel slots (130), a number of buckets (120) positioned in the rotor wheel slots (130), and a radial support assembly positioned between each of the buckets and each of the rotor wheel slots. The radial support assembly may include one or springs (160, 200) and one or more shims (180, 210).