Design and construction of flywheels from anisotropic materials
Aerodynamic fan blade
Axial flow gas turbine engine compressor
Axial flow compressor rotor drum
Composite air foil and disc assembly Patent #: 4363602
ApplicationNo. 06/372913 filed on 04/29/1982
US Classes:416/230, Wire, fiber, strand or fabric416/241A, Plastic or synthetic material416/244ATurbo machine
ExaminersPrimary: Hornsby, Harvey C.
Assistant: Peterson, Christine A.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesF01D 5/34 (20060101)
F01D 5/00 (20060101)
F01D 5/28 (20060101)
AbstractThe disclosure relates to a composite turbine wheel comprising a hub having a plurality of radially extending blades thereon. The hub and blades comprise a plurality of discrete axially spaced layers of radially extending carbon fibers and circumferentially extending carbon fibers. Hoop strength is given to the hub of the turbine wheel by the circumferentially oriented fibers and radial strength is given to the blades by the radially oriented fibers. Transmission of shear loads between the radial and circumferential fibers is minimized.