Abstract: A comminuting machine includes a frame, a comminuting rotor coupled to the frame, and a rotary drive coupled to the rotor. The rotary drive including a controller, a multi-phase motor connected to the controller, a set of contactors disposed between the controller and the multi-phase motor for selectively providing driving motive force to the multi-phase motor, and at least one rheostat disposed between the controller and the multi-phase motor, in parallel with the first set of contactors, for selectively providing a stopping resistance to the multi-phase motor to effect frictionless braking of the comminuting rotor, wherein the controller is configured to operate the set of contactors and the at least one rheostat to single phase lines of the multi-phase motor for providing the stopping resistance.
Abstract: A method for repairing a compressor blade of a turbine engine, the blade including a cat's tongue at the radial end thereof, the radial extension of which is less than a predefined nominal radial extension. The method includes elongating the cat's tongue via a cold-compacting operation applied to the walls of said tongue, such that the radial elongation thereof becomes greater than the nominal extension. The compacting operation is a rollerburnishing operation carried out by moving the end of the blade between two rollers having rectilinear generatrices and spaced apart by a distance smaller than the thickness of the cat's tongue, along the chord connecting the leading edge with the trailing edge thereof.
September 28, 2010
Date of Patent:
September 23, 2014
Vincenzo Bertoli, Serge De Sanctis, Stephane Rene Julien Giusti, Claude Marcel Mons
Abstract: A method for fabricating devices in a pre-assembled state comprising forming plural laminae, registering the laminae, and bonding the laminae one to another is described. The plural laminae contain the substructures and structures of the device. The substructures are coupled to structures and other substructures by fixture bridges in the pre-assembled state. The substructures of the device are dissociated by eliminating the fixture bridges. The plural laminae are registered and bonded to form the device either before or after the fixture bridges are eliminated. The fixture bridges can be eliminated in a variety of ways, including vaporization by electrical current, chemical dissolution, or thermochemical dissociation. One method to selectively bond the laminae together is by microprojection welding. Microprojection welding comprises forming laminae with projections that extend from at least one planar surface of the lamina.
August 5, 1999
Date of Patent:
September 21, 2004
State of Oregon acting by and through the State Board of
Higher Education on behalf of Oregon State University
Brian Kevin Paul, Richard Budd Peterson, Tyson Jedd Terhaar