thermodynamic and hydrodynamic solutions used within SINDA/FLUINT,
are capable of meeting the growing demand for cryogenic fluid system
design. Many organizations have previously used in-house tools specialized
for such applications. However, these organizations typically do
not have the resources nor infrastructure to maintain these codes
when cognizant engineers are lost, nor to modify and validate them
for new vehicles or applications, nor to train new engineers on
their use. The use of a single general-purpose thermal/fluid modeling
tool to encompass all such analyses offers not only solutions to
these problems, but also enables integrated analyses and the ability
to communicate with vendors and customers.
set of generalized thermal/fluid modeling tools exist within SINDA/FLUINT
that satisfy the specialized needs of cryogenic fluid system design
and analysis. These tools uniquely provide integrated modeling of
an entire cryogenic tank system including pressurization. They can
also link intimately with thermal models of the structure and environment.
Access is provided to SINDA/FLUINT's high-level
design synthesis, statistical design, and model correlation modules
in addition to the geometric and nongeometric
user interfaces, training, and user support.