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ApplicationNo. 440437 filed on 05/12/1995
US Classes:60/747, Injectors in distinct radially spaced parallel flow combustion products generators arranged to combine discharges60/756, Air directed to flow along inner surface of liner dome60/800Combustor or fuel system
ExaminersPrimary: Thorpe, Timothy S.
Assistant: Kim, Ted
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassF02C 001/00
AbstractA dome assembly for a multiple annular combustor is disclosed as including an annular dome plate having at least two radial domes, wherein each of the radial domes include a plurality of circumferentially spaced openings therein. A heat shield is positioned within each of the openings, with a threaded forward end located upstream of the dome plate and an aft end located downstream of the dome plate. A retainer nut with threads formed on an annular surface thereof is matingly engagable with the forward end of each heat shield. When the retainer nut is tightened onto the heat shield forward end, the heat shield is mechanically attached to the dome plate. Preferably, at least one centerbody extends axially downstream from either the radially outer or inner side of the aft end. The dome assembly includes a ferrule within each of the dome plate openings for receiving an air/fuel mixer therein, the ferrule having an annular sealing flange extending radially therefrom. A retaining ring is positioned upstream of the heat shield forward end to produce a gap therebetween. The ferrule sealing flange is positioned within the gap to prevent air from flowing between the heat shield and the air/fuel mixer.