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Inventor:
Crall; David William
Address:
Loveland, OH
No. of patents:
11
Patents:












Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
7972109 Methods and apparatus for fabricating a fan assembly for use with turbine engines July 5, 2011
A method for fabricating a fan assembly is provided, wherein the method includes providing a rotor having a plurality of rotor blades. At least one rotor blade is fabricated from a frangible material. The method also includes coupling a casing substantially circumferentially about the
7780410 Method and apparatus for gas turbine engines August 24, 2010
A method of assembling a gas turbine engine includes providing at least one blade assembly. The method also includes forming at least one blade tip fuse within at least a portion of the at least one blade assembly. The method further includes coupling the at least one blade assembly into
7575417 Reinforced fan blade August 18, 2009
A fan blade including a plurality of fiber composite layers and at least one high elongation fiber composite strip joining one of the fiber composite layers at a joint. A method of making a fan blade includes joining a plurality of fiber composite layers and joining at least one high
7018168 Method and apparatus for fabricating gas turbine engines March 28, 2006
A method facilitates fabricating a gas turbine engine. The method comprises coupling an engine casing circumferentially around a gas turbine engine. The method also comprises coupling an engine containment wrap to the gas turbine engine, such that the containment wrap circumscribes a
6893225 Metallic article with integral end band under compression May 17, 2005
An article made of a metallic material and comprising a body and a body end portion integral with the body, includes a band of the metallic material at the end portion substantially through the entire end portion, the band being under a compressive stress greater than the body. An exampl
6672838 Method for making a metallic article with integral end band under compression January 6, 2004
An article made of a metallic material and comprising a body and a body end portion integral with the body, includes a band of the metallic material at the end portion substantially through the entire end portion, the band being under a compressive stress greater than the body. An exampl
6666017 Counterrotatable booster compressor assembly for a gas turbine engine December 23, 2003
A counterrotatable booster compressor assembly for a gas turbine engine having a counterrotatable fan section with a first fan blade row connected to a first drive shaft and a second fan blade row axially spaced from the first fan blade row and connected to a second drive shaft. The
6568909 Methods and apparatus for improving engine operation May 27, 2003
An airfoil for a gas turbine engine includes a leading edge, a trailing edge, a tip plate, a first sidewall, and a second sidewall. The first sidewall extends in radial span between an airfoil root and the tip plate. Furthermore, the first sidewall defines a pressure side of the airfoil.
6478545 Fluted blisk November 12, 2002
A blisk includes a disk having a rim. A row of blades extends outwardly from the rib in a unitary construction. The blades are spaced apart in the disk rim to define fluted inner flowpath channels extending axially between the blades to bound corresponding flow passages therebetween.
6471484 Methods and apparatus for damping rotor assembly vibrations October 29, 2002
A multi-stage rotor assembly for a gas turbine engine includes a damper system that facilitates damping vibrations induced to the rotor assembly. The rotor assembly includes a blisk rotor including a plurality of rotor blades and a radially outer rim. The rotor blades are integrally form
6454535 Blisk September 24, 2002
A blisk for use in a turbine engine. The blisk includes an annular disk, an inner row of blades including a plurality of circumferentially spaced airfoils integrally formed with the disk, an annular splitter integrally formed with the inner row of blades and surrounding the tips of the










 
 
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