Success Stories

The CRTech team enjoys hearing from our customers on how they have found value in our software products  and how they have used our products for their application. We welcome customers to share their success stories or publications with us and with our user community.

Here are stories from a some of our users. If you are interested in sharing your story, please contact us. If you send us a submission, it is your responsibility to acquire the proper permissions on your end for us to publish the story. We request you provide a short write up of how you found our software useful and that you include one or more high resolution graphics of the system we can include on our home page slider and screenshots of the Thermal Desktop model.

 


Thermal Modeling of the BLAST-TNG Balloon Telescope

A Ballon-borne telescope which will survey the origins of stars and planets, including systems similar to our own Solar System, from a high-altitude balloon flying through the stratosphere 35 km above Antarctica


Mars 2020 Helicopter

The primary objective is to achieve several 90-second flights and capture visible light images via forward and nadir mounted cameras during the Mars 2020 mission


Thermal Modeling of Phoenix Cubesat 

by Johnathan Gamaunt, Arizona State University 

An undergraduate-led 3u CubeSat designed to study Urban Heat Islands through infrared imaging


Wisconsin Racing Formula SAE

An organization of students from the University of Wisconsin which compete in the design, fabrication, and racing of two Formula 1 style race cars


Thermal Modeling of the OSIRIS-REx Camera Suite (OCAMS) 

Daniel Alfred, University of Arizona

Camera suite on the OSIRIX-REx spacecraft will characterize the asteroid surface and shape of the asteroid to assist in the selection of a sample acquisition site and take images of the acquisition


Miniature X-ray Solar Spectrometer (MinXSS) 

by James Mason, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP)

This 3U CubeSat is a spacecraft currently in low Earth orbit. Its science objective is to measure the energy distribution of soft x-ray sunlight


Dream Chaser 

by Stephen Miller, Sierra Nevada Corporation

This spacecraft is a reusable, lifting-body vehicle capable of traveling to low Earth orbit and landing on a runway, currently in development


Insight HP3 

by Asli Gencosmanoglu, Active Space Technologies GmbH

The thermal analysis and design of the Heat-Flow and Physical Properties Probe (HP3) instrument using Thermal Desktop and SINDA/FLUINT


Geostationary Lightning Mapper

The GLM for the GOES-R spacecraft will provide continuous measurement of lightning in the Western hemisphere



Mars 2020 Helicopter

The primary objective is to achieve several 90-second flights and capture visible light images via forward and nadir mounted cameras during the Mars 2020 mission

 

 

Simulating Tanks and Vessels (click to register)

Tuesday October 22, 9am MT (8am PT, 11am ET)

This webinar explains options for modeling partially-full tanks, cryostats, and other vessels using TD/FloCAD. Topics include phasic nonequilibrium ("twinned tanks"), initializing two-phase mixtures, Ports, and Compartments, HTP (enclosure) ties for heat transfer, and thermally-stratified tanks.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Two-phase Flow webinar

 

Pipeline Simulation Options (click to register)

Thursday October 24, 9am MT (8am PT, 11am ET)

This webinar covers options for modeling pipelines using FloCAD Pipes. Topics include the various Pipe form options including choices for walls and heat transfer, customization and initialization, Ports with Pipes, and various options for dealing with horizontal and vertical two-phase flows including chilldown and purging.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Two-phase Flow webinar