US 9,810,150 B2
Heat exchanger assembly
John T. Schmitz, West Hartford, CT (US); Joe Ott, Enfield, CT (US); Lexia Kironn, Rocky Hill, CT (US); and Evan Butcher, Manchester, CT (US)
Assigned to UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION, Farmington, CT (US)
Filed by UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION, Farmington, CT (US)
Filed on Aug. 14, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/826,380.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/066,563, filed on Oct. 21, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0108815 A1, Apr. 21, 2016
Int. Cl. F01P 3/00 (2006.01); F02C 7/14 (2006.01); B23P 15/26 (2006.01); F28F 9/02 (2006.01); F28D 1/047 (2006.01); F28D 1/053 (2006.01); F28F 1/12 (2006.01); F28D 21/00 (2006.01)
CPC F02C 7/14 (2013.01) [B23P 15/26 (2013.01); F28D 1/0476 (2013.01); F28F 9/0268 (2013.01); F05D 2220/20 (2013.01); F05D 2230/31 (2013.01); F05D 2250/20 (2013.01); F05D 2250/71 (2013.01); F05D 2260/213 (2013.01); F05D 2260/22141 (2013.01); F05D 2260/98 (2013.01); F28D 1/05366 (2013.01); F28D 2021/0021 (2013.01); F28F 1/126 (2013.01); F28F 2255/00 (2013.01); Y02T 50/676 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A heat exchanger assembly for a gas turbine engine comprising:
a frame comprising:
a non-planar outer wall;
a non-planar inner wall spaced radially inward from the non-planar outer wall to form a frame cavity therebetween;
an inlet side extending between the non-planar outer wall and the non-planar inner wall;
an inlet passage extending through the inlet side;
an outlet side extending between the non-planar outer wall and the non-planar inner wall opposite the inlet side;
an outlet passage extending through the outlet side;
the non-planar outer wall, the non-planar inner wall, the inlet side, and the outlet side defining a frame cavity therebetween;
a continuous non-planar core disposed within the frame cavity and in flow communication with the inlet passage and the outlet passage;
a first diffuser, including a first diffuser cavity, disposed within the frame cavity, wherein the first diffuser is in flow communication with the continuous non-planer core; and
at least one first vane disposed within the first diffuser cavity.