Accession Number : ADD008797

Title :   Broad Spectrum Vibration Damper Assembly Fixed Stator Vanes of Axial Flow Compressor.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Jones,Carmen B

Report Date : 25 Aug 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Undesirable vibrations of stator airfoil vanes circumferentially disposed in annular rows, and fixed at their ends by a sectored outer shroud and a sectored inner shroud, in an axial flow compressor of gas turbine engine are damped by a damper assembly that is fitted into, and is frictionally engaged, in the sectored inner shroud which, in turn, is segmented to assist in this damping. The damper assembly includes: A metal seal strip member having indentations; a metal sine wave-shaped damper and spring member that is complementary to, and is engaged with, the seal strip member; and, a honeycomb member affixed to the bottom surface of the seal strip member. The vibrations cause movement of the shroud segments which, in turn, cause rubbing contact; and, the resulting friction heat energy is conducted through the metal components of the damper assembly to the thermal sink that is the through-flowing air in the compressor. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Compressor stators, *Vibration, Stresses, Damping, Friction, Heat transfer, Axial flow compressors, Gas turbines, Air flow, Heat sinks

Subject Categories : Mechanics
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE