US 9,810,076 B2
Fan hub design
Barry Barnett, Mississauga (CA)
Assigned to Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp., Longueuil, QC (CA)
Filed by Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp., Longueuil (CA)
Filed on Oct. 23, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/921,264.
Application 14/921,264 is a continuation of application No. 13/297,300, filed on Nov. 16, 2011, granted, now 9,169,730.
Prior Publication US 2016/0040540 A1, Feb. 11, 2016
Int. Cl. F01D 5/30 (2006.01); F01D 5/14 (2006.01); F02K 3/06 (2006.01); F01D 5/02 (2006.01)
CPC F01D 5/30 (2013.01) [F01D 5/02 (2013.01); F01D 5/14 (2013.01); F02K 3/06 (2013.01); F05D 2220/32 (2013.01); F05D 2240/20 (2013.01); F05D 2260/941 (2013.01)] 4 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A fan rotor for a gas turbine engine having a central axis, comprising a fan hub mounted for rotation about said central axis, and a plurality of fan blades circumferentially distributed about a radially outer surface of an outer rim section of said fan hub, said outer rim section being connected to an inner rim section through an axially facing web section, said web section extending from the outer rim section at a location axially aft of the center of gravity of the fan blades, and a ridge formation extending radially inwardly from the outer rim axially forward of the web section, and wherein the ridge formation is disposed forward of the center of gravity of the fan blades and aft of a leading edge of the fan blades, wherein the web section comprises a radially inner web portion extending away from the inner rim section in a radially outer direction and in an axially rearward direction relative to the central axis, the radially inner web portion merging into the outer rim section through a generally radial and forwardly curved radially outer web portion disposed aft of the center of gravity of the fan blades, wherein the radially inner web portion intersects the inner rim section at a location axially forward of the center of gravity of the fan blades, and wherein the radially inner web portion and the radially outer web portion intersect at a location intermediate between the inner rim section and the outer rim section.