Publications

RadCAD

Non-Grey and Temperature Dependent Radiation Analysis Methods, T. Panczak (TFAWS Short Course 2005)

Highlights in thermal engineering at Carlo Gavazzi Space (17th Workshop on Thermal and ECLS Software-ESTEC 2003)

Integrating Thermal And Structural Analysis using Thermal Desktop (ICES 1999)

A CAD-based Tool for FDM and FEM Radiation and Conduction Modeling (ICES 1998)

Customizable Multidiscipline Environments for Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Modeling (ICES 2004)

Automated Determination of Worst-case Design Scenarios (ICES 2003)

Ground Plane and Near-Surface Thermal Analysis for NASA’s Constellation Programs, Joseph F. Gasbarre, Ruth M. Amundsen, Salvatore Scola - NASA Langley Research Center, Frank B. Leahy and John R. Sharp - NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (TFAWS 2008)

Non-grey Radiation Modeling using Thermal Desktop/SINDAWORKS, Dr. Kevin R. Anderson, Dr. Chris Paine, Jet Propulsion Laboratory(TFAWS 2006)

Emittance & Absorptance for Cryo Testing, D. Green (2005)

FloCAD

CAD-based Methods for Thermal Modeling of Coolant Loops and Heat Pipes (ITherm 2002)

Nonlinear Programming Applied to Thermal and Fluid Design Optimization (ITherm 2002)

Upper Stage Tank Thermodynamic Modeling Using SINDA/FLUINT, P. Schallhorn (TFAWS 2007)

Modeling Two-Phase Loops with Several Capillary Evaporators, D. Khrustalev, K. Wrenn, D. Wolf (TFAWS 2006)

e-Thermal: Automobile Air-Conditioning Module, G. Anand et al,

e-Thermal: A Vehicle-Level HVAC/PTC Simulation Tool (T. Tumas et al)

The Design and Performance of a Water Cooling System for a Prototype Coupled Cavity linear Particle Accelerator for the Spallation Neutron Source (ASME-JSME 2003)

Adding Heat Pipes and Coolant Loop Models to Finite Element and/or Finite difference Thermal/Structural Models (ICES 2003)

Refrigeration System Design and Analysis (ITherm 2002)

Vapor Compression Cycle Air Conditioning: Design and Transient Simulation (CRTech White Paper)

Steady State and Transient Loop Heat Pipe Modeling (ICES 2000)

Noncondensible Gas, Mass, and Adverse Tilt Effects on the Start-up of Loop Heat Pipes (ICES 1999)

Control Volume Interfaces: A Unique Tool for a Generalized Fluid Network Modeler (AIAA Thermophysics 2000)

Modeling Transient Operation of Loop Heat Pipes using Thermal Desktop, Dmitry Khrustalev, ATK Space(TFAWS 2007)

Thermal Desktop

The Finite Element Method and Thermal Desktop

Stratified tank and splash modeling using SINDA/FLUINT, Thermal Desktop, FloCAD

The Design and Performance of a Water Cooling System for a Prototype Coupled Cavity linear Particle Accelerator for the Spallation Neutron Source (ASME-JSME 2003)

Adding Heat Pipes and Coolant Loop Models to Finite Element and/or Finite difference Thermal/Structural Models (ICES 2003)

Thermo-electrochemical analysis of lithium ion batteries for space applications using Thermal Desktop, W. Walker, H. Ardebili (2014)

Thermal Modeling of Nanosat, Dai Q. Dinh (2012)

Improvements to a Response Surface Thermal Model for Orion, Stephen W. Miller – NASA JSC William Q. Walker – West Texas A&M(2011)

FASTSAT-HSV01 Thermal Math Model Correlation, Callie McKelvey, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center(2011)

Adaptive Thermal Modeling Architecture for Small Satellite Applications, 2Lt. John Anger Richmond, USAF, Colonel John Keesee, USAF Retired (2010)

Collaborative design and analysis of Electro-Optical sensors, Jason Geis, Jeff Lang, Leslie Peterson, Francisco Roybal, David Thomas(2009)

Crew Exploration Vehicle Composite Pressure Vessel Thermal Assessment, Laurie Y. Carrillo, Ángel R. Álvarez-Hernández, Steven L. Rickman - NASA Johnson Space Center(TFAWS 2008)

Associated paper can be download here

Ground Plane and Near-Surface Thermal Analysis for NASA’s Constellation Programs, Joseph F. Gasbarre, Ruth M. Amundsen, Salvatore Scola - NASA Langley Research Center, Frank B. Leahy and John R. Sharp - NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (TFAWS 2008)

Thermal Model Development for Ares I-X, Ruth M. Amundsen, Joe Del Corso - NASA Langley Research Center (TFAWS 2008)

ATROMOS Mars Polar Lander Thermal Model, Elsie Hartman, Hingloi Leung, Freddy Ngo, Syed Shah, Nelson Fernandez, Kenny Boronowsky, Ramon Martinez, Nick Pham, Ed Iskander, Marcus Murbach, Erin Tegnerud, Dr. Periklis Papadopoulos (TFAWS 2008)

Free Molecular Heat Transfer Programs for Setup and Dynamic Updating the Conductors in Thermal Desktop, Eric T. Malroy, Johnson Space Center (TFAWS 2007)

Thermal Analysis on Plume Heating of the Main Engine on the Crew Exploration Vehicle Service Module, Xiao-Yen J. Wang and James R.Yuko, NASA Glenn Research Center (TFAWS 2007)

Implementation of STEP-TAS Thermal
Model Exchange Standard in Thermal
Desktop, Tim Panczak and Georg Siebes (TFAWS 2007)

Modeling Transient Operation of Loop Heat Pipes using Thermal Desktop, Dmitry Khrustalev, ATK Space(TFAWS 2007)

WPI Nanosat-3 Final Report, PANSAT - Powder Metallurgy and Navigation Satellite, , Fred J Looft, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (2006)

Modeling and Sizing a Thermoelectric Cooler within a Thermal Analyzer, J. Baumann (Aerospace Thermal Control Workshop 2006)

Non-grey Radiation Modeling using Thermal Desktop/SINDAWORKS, Dr. Kevin R. Anderson, Dr. Chris Paine, Jet Propulsion Laboratory(TFAWS 2006)

Analysis and Design of the Mechanical Systems Onboard a Microsatellite in Low-Earth Orbit: an Assessment Study, Dylan Raymond Solomon (2005)

Thermo-elastic wavefront and polarization error analysis of a telecommunication optical circulator, K. Doyle and B. Bell (2005)

Emittance & Absorptance for Cryo Testing, D. Green (2005)

JWST Testing Issues – Thermal & Structural (William Bell, Frank Kudirka, & Paul-W. Young, Aerospace Thermal Control Workshop 2005)

Thermoelastic Analysis in Design (William Bell & Paul-W. Young, Aerospace Thermal Control Workshop 2005)

Parametric Models and Optimization for Rapid Thermal Design, D. Martin (2004)

Margin Determination in the Design and Development of a
Thermal Control System (D. Thunnissen and G. Tsuyuki, ICES 2004)

Automated Multidisciplinary Optimization of a Space-based Telescope (ICES 2002)

Integrated Analysis of Thermal/Structural/
Optical Systems (ICES 2002)

A CAD-based Tool for FDM and FEM Radiation and Conduction Modeling

The Mars Helicopter will be a technology demonstration conducted during the Mars 2020 mission. The primary mission objective is to achieve several 90-second flights and capture visible light images via forward and nadir mounted cameras. These flights could possibly provide reconnaissance data for sampling site selection for other Mars surface missions. The helicopter is powered by a solar array, which stores energy in secondary batteries for flight operations, imaging, communications, and survival heating. The helicopter thermal design is driven by minimizing survival heater energy while maintaining compliance with allowable flight temperatures in a variable thermal environment. Due to the small size of the helicopter and its complex geometries, along with the fact that it operates with very low power and small margins, additional care had to be paid while planning thermal tests and designing the thermal system. A Thermal Desktop® model has been developed to predict the thermal system’s performance. A reduced-order model (ROM) created with the Veritrek software has been utilized to explore the sensitivities of the thermal system’s drivers, such as electronics dissipations, gas gaps, heat transfer coefficients, etc., as well as to assess and verify the final thermal design. This paper presents the performance of the Veritrek software products and the details of the ROM creation process. The results produced by Veritrek were utilized to study the effect of the major thermal design drivers and Mars environment on the Mars Helicopter in as little as 10 days, an effort

SINDA/FLUINT

Modeling Two-Phase Loops with Several Capillary Evaporators, D. Khrustalev, K. Wrenn, D. Wolf (TFAWS 2006)

Analysis and Test Verification of Transitional Flow in a Dewar Vent, R. Schweickart and G. Mills (2005)

e-Thermal: Automobile Air-Conditioning Module, G. Anand et al,

e-Thermal: A Vehicle-Level HVAC/PTC Simulation Tool (T. Tumas et al)

The Design and Performance of a Water Cooling System for a Prototype Coupled Cavity linear Particle Accelerator for the Spallation Neutron Source (ASME-JSME 2003)

Refrigeration System Design and Analysis (ITherm 2002)

Design and Transient Simulation of Vehicle Air Conditioning Systems (VTMS Conference, 2001)

Steady State and Transient Loop Heat Pipe Modeling (ICES 2000)

Nonlinear Programming Applied to Calibrating Thermal and Fluid Models to Test Data (Semi-Therm 2002)

Sinaps

Vapor Compression Cycle Air Conditioning: Design and Transient Simulation (CRTech White Paper)

A Methodology for Enveloping Reliable Start-up of LHPs (AIAA Thermophysics 2000)

Steady State and Transient Loop Heat Pipe Modeling (ICES 2000)

Thermohydraulic Solutions for Thermal Control, Propulsion, Fire Suppression, and Environmental Control Systems (ICES 1999)

Advanced Pipes in FloCAD
Thursday November 14, 9-10am MT (8-9am PT, 11am-noon ET)
This webinar introduces advanced features for FloCAD pipes in addition to working with complex geometry. Complex geometry includes interior fins and surfaces for heat transfer, flow around enclosed objects, annular flow, concentric pipes, and more. FK Locators and TEEs as modeling objects will also be introduced.
Custom Heat Transfer and Pressure Drops
Tuesday November 19, 2-3pm MT (1-2pm PT, 4-5pm ET)
Do you know what the default assumptions are in FloCAD, and whether or not they apply in your situation? Do you know how far you can go past that starting point? The answer: pretty far. There are numerous mechanisms in FloCAD for adjusting factors, scaling uncertainties, and applying different or supplemental correlations. This webinar summarizes the options available to you to customize your flow models to make sure that they apply to each new situation you encounter.
Heat Exchangers: Detailed and System-level
Thursday November 21, 2-3pm MT (1-2pm PT, 4-5pm ET)
This is two webinars in one. The first explains the use and assumptions behind the FloCAD HX system-level modeling object. The second webinar describes detailed-level modeling of complex heat exchanger passages, including application of Compact Heat Exchanger (CHX) methods.
Starting in 2020, we will begin offering Introduction to Thermal Desktop and Introduction to RadCAD as either in-person training or online training, alternating between online and in-person every three months. The training uses lectures and demonstrations to introduce you to basic Thermal Desktop and RadCAD usage. Hands-on tutorials provide practice building models and interpreting results (tutorials are completed by students outside of the online class time).
 
The next training class will be an online format in January 2020:
  • Introduction to Thermal Desktop (and SINDA) - A three-part series on January 14, 16, and 21 from 9am to 12pm, Mountain time
  • Introduction to RadCAD - January 23 from 9am to 12pm, Mountain time
For up-to-date schedules, fees, and policies, visit our Product Training page. To register for the class above, complete our registration form and select "Online" for the Training Format.
 
If you are interested in product training for your company based on your schedule, please contact us to obtain a quote for training between 8-12 attendees. We can come to your facility or the lectures can be presented online. Descriptions of the available classes can be found in our course catalog.
 
To keep up with our training opportunities, take a look at our new Events and Training Calendar.