Laser sealing technique for fuel cell application

Chih Chia Lin, Wen Lin Wang, Ho Yan Shie

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Parameter analysis for laser welding, optical measurement tests and tension shear tests are conducted on materials for fuel cell stack bipolar plates, and seven groups of welding parameters are chosen and tested. The optical measurement tests reveal that at the same power and duration time, specimens 1 (20 PPR, 5 mm/s) and 4 (50 PPR, 10 mm/s) obtained greater welding quality with proper welding frequency and velocity. The tension shear tests demonstrate that the bonding strength of both specimen 1 and 4 exceeded 0.4 MPa, the result of which are proper applied to high power fuel cell systems. A new fuel cell stack structure is subsequently designed for this high-strength and accuracy modular sealing technique.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells 14
EditorsK. Shinohara, S. R. Narayanan, K. Swider-Lyons, A. Weber, C. Coutanceau, R. Mantz, H. A. Gasteiger, D. Jones, M. Edmundson, S. Mitsushima, V. Ramani, Y. Meas, T. Fuller, H. Uchida, F. N. Buchi, K. A. Perry, T. J. Schmidt, J. M. Fenton, P. Strasser
PublisherElectrochemical Society Inc.
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781607685395
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event14th Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Symposium, PEFC 2014 - 226th ECS Meeting - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 2014 Oct 52014 Oct 9

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737


Conference14th Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Symposium, PEFC 2014 - 226th ECS Meeting

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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