A Tool for Flexible and Rapid Thermal Analysis and Design in Feasibility and Preliminary Phases of Space Projects 2005-01-3053
Feasibility and preliminary phases of space projects are aimed to answer to the very fundamental question whether a spacecraft (S/C) exists that can fulfil the mission objectives. In particular the thermal engineers must assess whether a possible configuration is feasible from the thermal point of view, or what modifications could make it suitable.
The paper presents the Thermal Concept Design Tool (TCDT), a new software tool under development at Blue Engineering and Alenia Spazio for the European Space Agency (ESA), designed with the objective to assist the thermal engineers in reducing at minimum the effort required by simulation activities and focusing mainly on conceptual activities during feasibility and preliminary studies.
Citation: Gorlani, M., Tosetto, A., Tentoni, L., Perotto, V. et al., "A Tool for Flexible and Rapid Thermal Analysis and Design in Feasibility and Preliminary Phases of Space Projects," SAE Technical Paper 2005-01-3053, 2005, https://doi.org/10.4271/2005-01-3053. Download Citation
Matteo Gorlani, Andrea Tosetto, Luca Tentoni, Valter Perotto, Olivier Pin
Blue Engineering, Alenia Spazio
International Conference On Environmental Systems
SAE 2005 Transactions Journal of Aerospace-V114-1
Simulation and modeling
Tools and equipment
Computer software and hardware
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