Accession Number : AD0164984

Title :   Fiber Blade Attachment.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Pilpel,Walter ; Torell,Spencer P. ; Spaeth,Charles E.

Report Date : 05 JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent describes a fiber composite compressor blade having spanwise fiber elements cast within an appropriate composite material wherein at the root end of the blade the fiber elements are looped over transverse pins extending across a hollow root fitting. The root fitting is generally formed to dovetail into peripheral slots extending across a compressor disc. The exterior of each blade is enclosed by layers of crossply fiber cloth and the cavity within the root fitting is filled with an appropriate potting compound to respectively provide strength and rigidity to the blade.

Descriptors :   *Turbine blades, *Patents, Fiber reinforced composites, Attachment, Slots

Subject Categories : Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE