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

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)
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)
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

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)

FloCAD online training

Class times: May 2 & 4 from 10am to 2pm MT

Cost: $425

This online class will provide an introduction to fluid modeling components within FloCAD. The class will be held over a 2-day period, with daily sessions running approximately 4 hours each. The class uses a mixture of lecture, demonstrations, and self-paced tutorials to allow attendees to practice building fluid system models and interpreting results. The presentations will comprise 2 - 3 hours of each session, and the instructor will be available during the remainder of the time for questions during tutorials. Attendees must have basic working knowledge of SINDA and Thermal Desktop as these topics will not be covered but their usage is required for FloCAD.

Register here

Thermal Desktop, RadCAD, and TD Direct in-class training

Date: April 25-28, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., daily
Location: Lakewood, CO

CRTech will be hosting introductory training for Thermal Desktop, RadCAD and TD Direct. Lecture and hands-on tutorials introduce attendees to basic Thermal Desktop and RadCAD usage and allow practice building models and interpreting results. The class will also introduce students to SpaceClaim direct modeling CAD interface and advanced meshing tools in TD Direct.

Daily Schedule

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

To learn more about this class and to register, visit our Training Page.

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Using Sinaps? It is not too soon to get started with TD/FloCAD!

This webinar describes the process for converting from Sinaps to Thermal Desktop (TD) and FloCAD. This process includes using an exporter which works with Version 6.0 of the CRTech tool suite (expected to be released in May of 2017).

Come learn about the basics of TD/FloCAD, including many compelling features not available in Sinaps. The webinar will also cover how to manage the transition period, during which you may be using both programs simultaneously. This is also a chance to ask questions. 

If you missed this webinar, please contact us for the presentation material and recording.