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1. (WO2018140150) RADIAL VARIABLE INLET GUIDE VANE FOR AXIAL OR AXI-CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSORS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/140150    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/066702
Publication Date: Fri Aug 03 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Dec 16 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: F02C 7/042
F02C 9/16
F04D 29/24
F04D 29/54
Applicants: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
Inventors: D'ANGELO, Martin, Miles
WOTZAK, Mark, Gregory
MACRORIE, Michael
Title: RADIAL VARIABLE INLET GUIDE VANE FOR AXIAL OR AXI-CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSORS
Abstract:
A turbine engine includes, in a serial flow relationship, an axially oriented compressor, a combustion section, a turbine section, and an exhaust section. An air flowpath extends from an inlet duct to the exhaust section such that the compressor, combustion section, turbine, and the exhaust section are in fluid communication. Tire inlet duct is positioned upstream of the compressor and defines an inlet portion of the air flowpath. The inlet duct is generally radially oriented. A variable inlet guide vane extends at least partially through the inlet duct.