Quality Control of Fuel Cells Channels

Abstract:

Article Preview

The methods of dimensional control for solid surfaces are usually contact methods. However, in fragile and reduced hardness surfaces, these methods present critical disadvantages. The method presented in this work aims to offer resources for the optimization of graphite components machined with laser through the measurement of the channels’ depth and shape. In this scope, the laser triangulation technique demonstrated to be a very useful tool in the quality control of graphite diffusers plates for fuel cell prototyping and in their future production.

Info:

Periodical:

Materials Science Forum (Volumes 514-516)

Edited by:

Paula Maria Vilarinho

Pages:

442-446

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.514-516.442

Citation:

C. Silva et al., "Quality Control of Fuel Cells Channels", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 514-516, pp. 442-446, 2006

Online since:

May 2006

Export:

Price:

$35.00

[1] Paulo Soeiro de Carvalho: Energia 2050 - Dois Futuros Possíveis, Informação Internacional, 2001 Vol. II, Ministério das Finanças, Departamento de Prospectiva e Planeamento (2002), pp.177-200.

[2] Shape Grabber - 3D Scanning Systems User's Manual (ShapeGrabber Inc., 2001).

[3] Kambiz Nayebi, et al: A Machine Vision Profile Measurement System for Effective Wheel Maintenance, Proceedings of the Conference Interaction User-Producer, Indian Railways, India (2002), pp.79-85.

[4] Liviu Bursanescu, François Blais: Automated Pavement Distress Data Collection and Analysis: a 3-D Approach, IEEE Proceedings of International Conference on Recent Advances in 3-D Digital Imaging and Modeling, Ottawa, Canada, (1997), pp.311-317.

DOI: 10.1109/im.1997.603881

[5] Hoa G. Nguyen, Michael R. Blackburn: A Simple Method for Range Finding via Laser Triangulation (Technical Document 2734, United States Navy, January 1995).

DOI: 10.21236/ada292529

[6] Fernando D. Carvalho et al: A Laser Triangulation Technique for Textured Surface Shape Analysis in Industrial Applications, SPIE Proceedings, Vol. 2354 (1994), pp.170-180.

[7] PolyWorks - software Tools for 3D Imaging Systems (InnovMetric Software Inc., 1999).

[8] Goodfellow: Metals and Materials for Research and Industry, Catalogue 1990/91, p.142.

[9] J. Steinbeck et al: A Model for Pulse Laser Melting of Graphite, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 58, No. 11 (1985), p.4378.

[10] João M. P. Coelho et al: Laser Radiation on the Production of Fuel Cells, Abstract Book from XII Portuguese Materials Society Meeting and III International Materials Symposium, Aveiro (2005), p.151.

In order to see related information, you need to Login.