Patents Assigned to MTU Aero Engines AG
  • Patent number: 11371370
    Abstract: The invention relates to a flow arrangement for placing in the hot gas duct of a turbomachine, having a first surrounding-flow structure and a second surrounding-flow structure, the surrounding-flow structures each having, in reference to the surrounding flow in the hot gas duct, a leading edge and, downstream thereof, a trailing edge, wherein the second surrounding-flow structure is provided as a deflecting blade with a suction side and a pressure side and has a lesser profile thickness than the first surrounding-flow structure, which is arranged on the suction side of the second surrounding-flow structure, and wherein, although the second surrounding-flow structure has a partial axial overlap with the first surrounding-flow structure referred to a longitudinal axis of the turbomachine, the trailing edge of the second surrounding-flow structure is, at the same time, displaced axially downstream relative to the trailing edge of the first surrounding-flow structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventors: Martin Hoeger, Fadi Maatouk, Guenter Ramm, Yavuz Guendogdu, Irene Raab
  • Patent number: 11359289
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for coating a component, which is provided for the hot gas duct of a turbomachine, wherein the coating material is applied onto the uncoated component surface in the form of particles in mixture with a binding agent, and the component with the particle-treated binding agent thereupon then undergoes thermal treatment in such a way that the binding agent is released and the coating material remains on the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventors: Martin Metscher, Benedikt Heidenreich, Jan Haegert, Nils Hiller, Patrick Lang
  • Patent number: 11319820
    Abstract: The invention relates to a blade or vane, particularly of a turbine stage of a gas turbine, in particular of an aircraft gas turbine, having a blade or vane root and a blade or vane element joined to the blade or vane root, wherein the blade or vane element has a pressure side and a suction side, and wherein the blade or vane root has at least one raised region on its radial outer side facing the blade or vane element. It is proposed according to the invention that the blade or vane has a first raised region on the pressure side and a second raised region on the suction side, wherein the highest point of the first raised region is disposed essentially directly adjacent to the pressure side, and the highest point of the second raised region is disposed essentially directly adjacent to the suction side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventors: Markus Brettschneider, Fadi Maatouk
  • Patent number: 11306596
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an impulse body module group with at least two impulse body modules, which, in particular, are identical in construction, for a gas turbine blade, wherein each of the impulse body modules comprises a housing, which, in particular, is of one piece and which has a first cavity, which is closed, in particular in an airtight manner, by a first cover, which is joined to the housing, in particular in a material-bonded manner, and in which a single, in particular spherical or cylindrical, first impulse body is accommodated with play of movement in at least one first direction of impact, wherein the housing has no additional cavity or a single additional cavity, in which a single, in particular spherical or cylindrical, additional impulse body is accommodated with play of movement in at least one direction of impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventors: Karl-Hermann Richter, Herbert Hanrieder, Steffen Gerloff
  • Patent number: 11300004
    Abstract: A guide vane arrangement for a turbomachine, wherein the guide vane arrangement has a plurality of adjustable guide vanes that are rotatably mounted around an adjustment axis, at least one inner ring segment that is formed separately from the guide vanes, and a seal carrier that is formed separately from the at least one inner ring segment, wherein the at least one inner ring segment is fastened to one guide vane or to a plurality of guide vanes, and wherein the seal carrier is mounted in a spoke-centered manner with respect to the at least one inner ring segment, so that the seal carrier is movably mounted with respect to the at least one inner ring segment in the direction of at least one adjustment axis of at least one guide vane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventor: Frank Stiehler
  • Patent number: 11280212
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a guide vane cascade for a turbomachine, which has guide vanes that are mounted adjustably about an axis of rotation, so as to change an inflow angle each time, wherein a first guide vane and a second guide vane arranged on the pressure side thereof, referred to a longitudinal axis of the turbomachine, are arranged with an axial offset, namely, the axis of rotation of the second guide vane is offset axially toward the back, wherein the first guide vane and the second guide vane are provided such that, in an adjusted state, they form together a tandem configuration in a radially outer region but together they delimit a divergent channel in a radially inner region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventor: Giovanni Brignole
  • Patent number: 11280210
    Abstract: A rotor (10) for a turbomachine, in particular for an aircraft engine, having a rotor base body (12), on which at least one sealing fin (14), which is disposed on a base (16), is provided for cooperating with an associated sealing element (20) of the turbomachine; relative to an axial direction of the rotor (10), the base (16) having a base portion (16a) disposed upstream of the sealing fin (14) and a base portion (16b) disposed downstream thereof, for supporting masks during the coating of sealing fins; the upstream base portion (16a) and the downstream base portion (16b) having different radial distances (A1, A2) to a radially outer sealing tip (18) of the sealing fin (14). Also, a turbomachine having at least one such rotor (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventor: Lothar Albers
  • Patent number: 11280200
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a blade for a gas turbine, in particular of an aircraft engine, which is produced at least in part from ceramic matrix composite with a plurality of superimposed fabric layers, wherein at least one pair of superimposed fabric layers comprises a first fabric layer that has at least one first point of interruption between two mutually facing first edges of this fabric layer, and a second fabric layer that has at least one second point of interruption adjacent to the first point of interruption between two mutually facing second edges of the second fabric layer, this second point being displaced from the first point of interruption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventor: Alexander Boeck
  • Patent number: 11268391
    Abstract: A stator vane segment for a turbomachine is provided, in particular for a gas turbine, in particular for a turbine stage of a gas turbine. The stator vane segment has at least one stator vane and at least one shroud, in particular an outer shroud, having at least one first profile disposed on the shroud and adapted for attachment of the stator vane segment to the turbomachine casing, the profile extending in the circumferential direction at least partially over a circumferential length of the stator vane segment along the shroud of the stator vane segment and having at least one functional surface which extends at least partially in the axial direction and in the circumferential direction, at least one functional surface of at least one profile having at least two different curvatures in the circumferential direction in at least one radial plane perpendicular to an axis of rotation of the turbomachine in at least one temperature range below a defined operating temperature of the turbomachine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engine AG
    Inventor: Bernd Kislinger
  • Patent number: 11268182
    Abstract: A covering device (10) for covering at least one region (21) of a component (20) during a high-temperature coating process, the covering device (10) being placed essentially form-fittingly on the component (20) during the high-temperature coating process to prevent the at least one region covered by the covering device from being coated. The elements of the covering device (10) placed essentially form-fittingly on the component (20) are fabricated of a high temperature-resistant plastic which is dimensionally stable during the high-temperature coating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventor: Thomas Kaltenecker
  • Patent number: 11268398
    Abstract: A gas turbine includes a housing and an outer sealing ring. In an assembled state of the housing and the outer sealing ring, a first planar structure of the outer sealing ring is axially moveable with respect to a second planar structure of the housing against a direction of flow through the gas turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventors: Walter Gieg, Petra Kufner, Rudolf Stanka
  • Patent number: 11260477
    Abstract: A guide system for repairing turbomachinery includes a housing; a guide tube have a hollow interior for accepting a working tool module; an axial motor for moving the guide tube axially with respect to the housing; a rotational motor for rotating the guide tube with respect to the housing; and an attachment for securing the housing with respect to a turbomachinery casing. A repair kit and method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventors: Roland Huttner, Bernd Kriegl, Jude Toscano, Matthew Plakunov
  • Patent number: 11253938
    Abstract: A device and a method for producing a blade airfoil from a workpiece which comprises at least two gaps and at least one blank arranged between the two gaps, wherein the blank comprises two opposite lateral faces which are bounded by a base, a top and a first and a second edge. The method comprises: (a) arranging the first and second electrodes in the first and second gaps, the surface of the workpiece forming an annular space surface at the gaps, (b) applying a positive voltage to the blank and applying a negative voltage to the first and second electrodes, (c) moving the first and second electrode in the direction of the first and second lateral faces. Step (b) is preceded by passing electrolyte between the two electrodes over the top toward the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: MTU AERO ENGINES AG
    Inventors: Roland Huttner, Xaver Breitsameter
  • Patent number: 11248484
    Abstract: A gas turbine component for a gas turbine is provided. The gas turbine component has a shell portion having an abradable portion (2) to allow rotor blade ends (1) of a rotor blade array of the gas turbine to rub into the same. The abradable portion adjoins a neighboring portion (3) of the shell portion axially at both sides and is additively manufactured together therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventors: Steffen Schlothauer, Thomas Hess, Christian Liebl, Richard Scharl, Daniel Kirchner, Alexander Buck
  • Patent number: 11248474
    Abstract: An airfoil for disposition and exposure to flow in a hot gas duct of a turbomachine is provided. The airfoil has a suction-side wall and a pressure-side wall with respect to its exposure to the flow in the gas duct, the side walls converging in an upstream end region toward a leading edge and converging in a downstream end region toward a trailing edge. The airfoil further has a cavity structure therein which is enclosed between an inner wall surface of the suction-side wall and an inner wall surface of the pressure-side wall when viewed in a cross-sectional plane axially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the turbomachine. When viewed in the cross-sectional plane, at least one of the inner wall surfaces, normalized to a mean camber line of the airfoil as a reference, extends with a change in curvature into at least one of the end regions in such a way that a clearance width of the cavity structure is increased at the at least one end region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventors: Franz-Joseph Ertl, Hans-Peter Hackenberg, Alexander Buck, Oskar Ostermeir
  • Publication number: 20220042514
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a guide vane, in particular an outlet guide vane and/or a guide vane for a compressor stage of a gas turbine, wherein the vane has a vane blade with a first vane blade portion and a second vane blade portion, and the first vane blade portion can be reversibly rotated in relation to the second vane blade portion about an axis of rotation from a first position to a second position, wherein, in at least one profile portion of the vane blade, the axis of rotation is arranged outside of a profile of the first vane blade portion, and/or a profile of the first vane blade portion has a suction side with a first contour portion and a second contour portion, which, in particular, is adjoined thereto, and a profile of the second vane blade portion has a pressure-side contour portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Publication date: February 10, 2022
    Applicant: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventor: Sergio Elorza Gomez
  • Patent number: 11242757
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a blade or vane assembly having at least one hollow airfoil (10) for a gas turbine, profile sections (A, B, C) of this airfoil being configured (S20) on the basis of a predetermined desired torsion of the airfoil, and the airfoil being manufactured (S30) on the basis of the configured profile sections using an additive manufacturing process (S30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventors: Frank Stiehler, Lars Schellhorn
  • Publication number: 20220032384
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a plate of a turbomachine having a plurality of receiving grooves, which are formed on the cylindrical peripheral surface of the plate in order to receive blade roots of blades of the turbomachine. The receiving grooves extend in a straight line from one face of the plate to the other face of the plate, such that a straight line delimits the receiving groove from each point on the cross section of the receiving groove on one of the faces to the corresponding point on the cross section on the other face. A circular plate is provided and a plurality of receiving grooves are introduced into the plate simultaneously on opposing regions relative to a central axis of rotation of the plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventors: Albin Platz, Martin Bussmann, Steffen Gerloff, Nicole Feiling, Anna Carina Kuepper, Norbert Huber, Hermann Klingels
  • Patent number: 11230933
    Abstract: Described is a blade for a high-speed turbine stage of an aircraft gas turbine, in particular of an aircraft engine, the blade including a radially inner blade root, a radially outer shroud, and an airfoil extending between the blade root and the shroud. It is provided that the outer shroud have only a single sealing element, which projects radially from the shroud, in particular only a single sealing fin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventors: Karl Maar, Joerg Frischbier, Hermann Klingels, Jens Wittmer, Martin Pernleitner
  • Patent number: 11225883
    Abstract: A turbomachine housing element, having a flow channel for accommodating a rotor blade assembly and a first cavity at least partially produced by primary shaping; the first cavity being adapted for passive thermal insulation and/or the assemblable turbomachine housing element not being adapted for the active circulation of fluid through the first cavity; and/or, between the first cavity and the flow channel, a separate seal being attached to turbomachine housing element; and/or the first cavity extending in the axial direction of the flow channel over at least 20% of a minimum axial length of the turbomachine housing element at the level of the cavity and/or over a minimum axial length of the separate seal and/or being filled with air or a thermally insulating fluid, whose specific thermal conductivity ? is at least 10% lower than the specific thermal conductivity ? of air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventor: Lothar Albers