|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||415/115; 415/116; 416/097.R; 244/123.1|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 16 인용 특허 : 40|
Embodiments of the invention relate to a vane assembly formed by a forward airfoil segment and an aft airfoil segment. The aft segment is made of metal and can define the trailing edge of the vane assembly. The forward segment can be made of ceramic, CMC or metal. The forward and aft segments cannot be directly joined to each other because of differences in their rates of thermal expansion and contraction. The forward and aft segments can be positioned substantially proximate to each other so as to form a gap therebetween. In one embodiment, the gap can ...
What is claimed is: 1. An airfoil assembly comprising: a forward airfoil segment defining the leading edge of the airfoil assembly; an aft airfoil segment defining the trailing edge of the airfoil assembly, the aft airfoil segment being made of metal, wherein the airfoil segments are positioned substantially proximate to each other so as to form a gap therebetween; and an insert disposed in the gap and secured to one of the airfoil segments, whereby the insert substantially seals the gap and provides compliance between the forward and aft airfoil segmen...