|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|§371/§102 date||20070420 (20070420)|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 17 인용 특허 : 73|
A tip turbine engine (10) according to the present invention includes an engine support structure (12) for cantilevering a load bearing shaft from an engine support plane (P). An engine support structure (12) defines the engine support plane (P), which is perpendicular to an engine centerline (A). The shaft (60) is rotationally fixed, coaxial with the engine centerline (A), and structurally supported by the engine support structure (12) such that a load borne by the shaft (60) is transferred along the engine support plane.
The invention claimed is: 1. A tip turbine engine assembly comprising:an axial compressor having a plurality of compressor blades;a fan downstream of the axial compressor;an engine support plane defined by an engine support structure;an engine centerline axis essentially perpendicular to said support plane; anda fixed shaft coaxial with said engine centerline axis, the fixed shaft having a forward end aft of the plurality compressor blades, said fixed shaft being non-moveable during operation, wherein said fixed shaft is cantilevered from said engine sup...