Course Catalog

These course descriptions are the same for Custom and Standard training as described on our Product Training page. Please refer to the product page for the schedule of upcoming Standard training, and please contact us for Custom training.

 

C&R Thermal Desktop®, RadCAD®, and CRTech TD Direct®

Class Schedule
Day 1 Introduction to SINDA and Thermal Desktop
Day 2 Introduction to Thermal Desktop
Day 3 Introduction to RadCAD
Day 4 Introduction to TD Direct

All classes run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Day 1-2:  Thermal Desktop (Geometric Thermal Modeling) - Lectures, demonstration and self-paced tutorials will be used to introduce attendees to basic Thermal Desktop usage and provide practice building models and interpreting results using Thermal Desktop as a stand-alone analysis environment. Participants may also bring flash drives containing their own NASTRAN, IGES, or DXF/DWG files if time permits.

Day 3:  RadCAD (Thermal Radiation Analysis) - Lecture and self-paced tutorials will be used to introduce attendees to basic RadCAD usage and provide practice building models and interpreting results.

Day 4:  TD Direct - Lecture and demonstrations will be used to introduce students to ANSYS SpaceClaim's easy direct modeling CAD interface and advanced meshing tools in TD Direct. Self-paced tutorials will be used for hands-on experience. Students may work with their own CAD geometry on flash drives as time permits.

Thermal Desktop and RadCAD

Class Schedule
Day 1 Introduction to SINDA and Thermal Desktop
Day 2 Introduction to Thermal Desktop
Day 3 Thermal Desktop and RadCAD

All classes run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Day 1-2:  Thermal Desktop (Geometric Thermal Modeling) - Lectures, demonstration and self-paced tutorials will be used to introduce attendees to basic Thermal Desktop usage and provide practice building models and interpreting results using Thermal Desktop as a stand-alone analysis environment. Participants may also bring flash drives containing their own NASTRAN, IGES, or DXF/DWG files if time permits.

Day 3:  RadCAD (Thermal Radiation Analysis) - Lecture and self-paced tutorials will be used to introduce attendees to basic RadCAD usage and provide practice building models and interpreting results.

Thermal Desktop, RadCAD, and FloCAD®

Class Schedule
Day 1 Introduction to SINDA and Thermal Desktop
Day 2 Introduction to Thermal Desktop
Day 3 Introduction to RadCAD
Day 4 Introduction to Fluid Modeling in FloCAD

All classes run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Day 1-2:  Thermal Desktop (Geometric Thermal Modeling) - Lectures, demonstration and self-paced tutorials will be used to introduce attendees to basic Thermal Desktop usage and provide practice building models and interpreting results using Thermal Desktop as a stand-alone analysis environment. Participants may also bring flash drives containing their own NASTRAN, IGES, or DXF/DWG files if time permits.

Day 3:  RadCAD (Thermal Radiation Analysis) - Lecture and self-paced tutorials will be used to introduce attendees to basic RadCAD usage and provide practice building models and interpreting results.

Day 4:  FloCAD (Flow Modeling in Thermal Desktop) - The morning session will provide an introduction to fluid modeling components within FloCAD. Hands-on tutorials will be used to provide attendees with practice building fluid system models and interpreting results. FloCAD provides the key to unlock the power of advanced FLUINT modeling within Thermal Desktop.

Thermal Desktop and TD Direct

Class Schedule
Day 1 Introduction to SINDA and Thermal Desktop
Day 2 Introduction to Thermal Desktop
Day 3 Introduction to TD Direct

All classes run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Day 1-2:  Thermal Desktop (Geometric Thermal Modeling) - Lectures, demonstration and self-paced tutorials will be used to introduce attendees to basic Thermal Desktop usage and provide practice building models and interpreting results using Thermal Desktop as a stand-alone analysis environment. Participants may also bring flash drives containing their own NASTRAN, IGES, or DXF/DWG files if time permits.

Day 3:  TD Direct - Lecture and demonstrations will be used to introduce students to ANSYS SpaceClaim's easy direct modeling CAD interface and advanced meshing tools in TD Direct. Self-paced tutorials will be used for hands-on experience. Students may work with their own CAD geometry on flash drives as time permits.

Thermal Desktop and FloCAD

Class Schedule
Day 1 Introduction to SINDA and Thermal Desktop
Day 2 Introduction to Thermal Desktop
Day 3 Introduction to Fluid Modeling in FloCAD

All classes run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Day 1-2:  Thermal Desktop (Geometric Thermal Modeling) - Lectures, demonstration and self-paced tutorials will be used to introduce attendees to basic Thermal Desktop usage and provide practice building models and interpreting results using Thermal Desktop as a stand-alone analysis environment. Participants may also bring flash drives containing their own NASTRAN, IGES, or DXF/DWG files if time permits.

Day 3:  FloCAD (Flow Modeling in Thermal Desktop) - The morning session will provide an introduction to fluid modeling components within FloCAD. Hands-on tutorials will be used to provide attendees with practice building fluid system models and interpreting results. Flocad provides the key to unlock the power of advanced FLUINT modeling within Thermal Desktop.

Thermal Desktop, TD Direct, and FloCAD

Class Schedule
Day 1 Introduction to SINDA and Thermal Desktop
Day 2 Introduction to Thermal Desktop
Day 3 Introduction to TD Direct
Day 4 Introduction to FloCAD

All classes run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Day 1-2:  Thermal Desktop (Geometric Thermal Modeling) - Lectures, demonstration and self-paced tutorials will be used to introduce attendees to basic Thermal Desktop usage and provide practice building models and interpreting results using Thermal Desktop as a stand-alone analysis environment. Participants may also bring flash drives containing their own NASTRAN, IGES, or DXF/DWG files if time permits.

Day 3:  TD Direct - Lecture and demonstrations will be used to introduce students to ANSYS SpaceClaim's easy direct modeling CAD interface and advanced meshing tools in TD Direct. Self-paced tutorials will be used for hands-on experience. Students may work with their own CAD geometry on flash drives as time permits.

Day 4:  FloCAD (Flow Modeling in Thermal Desktop) - The morning session will provide an introduction to fluid modeling components within FloCAD. Hands-on tutorials will be used to provide attendees with practice building fluid system models and interpreting results. Flocad provides the key to unlock the power of advanced FLUINT modeling within Thermal Desktop.

dispersed vs. coalesced front

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 1-2pm PT, 4-5pm ET

This webinar describes flat-front modeling, including where it is useful and how it works. A flat-front assumption is a specialized two-phase flow method that is particularly useful in the priming (filling or re-filling with liquid) of gas-filled or evacuated lines. It also finds use in simulating the gas purging of liquid-filled lines, and in modeling vertical large-diameter piping.

Prerequisites: It is helpful to have a background in two-phase flow, and to have some previous experience with FloCAD Pipes.

Register here for this webinar

FloCAD model of a loop heat pipe

Since a significant portion of LHPs consists of simple tubing, they are more flexible and easier to integrate into thermal structures than their traditional linear cousins: constant conductance and variable conductance heat pipes (CCHPs, VCHPs). LHPs are also less constrained by orientation and able to transport more power. LHPs have been used successfully in many applications, and have become a proven tool for spacecraft thermal control systems.

However, LHPs are not simple, neither in the details of their evaporator and compensation chamber (CC) structures nor in their surprising range of behaviors. Furthermore, there are uncertainties in their performance that must be treated with safety factors and bracketing methods for design verification.

Fortunately, some of the authors of CRTech fluid analysis tools also happened to have been involved in the early days of LHP technology development, so it is no accident that Thermal Desktop ("TD") and FloCAD have the unique capabilities necessary to model LHPs. Some features are useful at a system level analysis (including preliminary design), and others are necessary to achieve a detailed level of simulation (transients, off-design, condenser gradients).

CRTech is offering a four-part webinar series on LHPs and approaches to modeling them. Each webinar is designed to be attended in the order they were presented. While the first webinar presumes little knowledge of LHPs or their analysis, for the last three webinars you are presumed to have a basic knowledge TD/FloCAD two-phase modeling.

Part 1 provides an overview of LHP operation and unique characteristics
Part 2 introduces system-level modeling of LHPs using TD/FloCAD.
Part 3 covers an important aspect of getting the right answers: back-conduction and core state variability.
Part 4 covers detailed modeling of LHPs in TD/FloCAD such that transient operations such as start-up, gravity assist, and thermostatic control can be simulated.