Browse Publications Technical Papers 2005-01-2859

Simulation of ESA’s MSL Furnace Inserts and Sample-Cartridge Assemblies: Model Development and Correlation with Experimental Data 2005-01-2859

The development of the MSL Furnace Inserts (FIs) and Sample-Cartridge Assemblies (SCAs) Thermal Modeling Tool (TMT) is presented. The TMT is based on the software package CrysVUn. In this paper, we report details of the validation procedure of the Thermal Mathematical Models (TMM) of the FIs Low Gradient Furnace (LGF) and Solidification and Quenching Furnace (SQF). The TMMs are verified for several stationary and time-dependent processes using different SCAs. The agreement with experimental measurements at 12 thermocouples inside the SCA is in each case better than 2%.


Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »


Members save up to 43% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: With TechSelect, you decide what SAE Technical Papers you need, when you need them, and how much you want to pay.