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

flow regimes

Introduction to Two-phase Flow

September 24, 2-3pm MDT

This webinar introduces basic concepts in two-phase flow modeling including quality, void fraction, flow regimes, slip flow, pressure drops and accelerations, and heat transfer.

No knowledge of CRTech software is required. However, references to the corresponding FloCAD features will be made to assist users of that product.

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Introductory FloCAD Training

Class times: September 5, 10, and 12, 2019, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm MDT daily
Cost: no charge (attendees must have an active support contract)

CRTech will be hosting introductory training for FloCAD (Flow Modeling in Thermal Desktop). This is our standard FloCAD class previously hosted in a classroom environment and now restructured for an online teaching environment.

The class will introduce single-phase fluid modeling concepts and how to build fluid models within the FloCAD work environment. Topics covered include an introduction to fluid modeling components, geometric versus non-geometric modeling options, working with FloCAD Pipes, solution control, and an introduction to path and pipe libraries.

The class will be broken into three two- to three-hour sessions held over a 3 day period. The format will be online lecture and demonstration with opportunities to ask questions. Hands-on lab work will be provided to students to work on after each session. To gain the most from this class, students are encouraged to attend all three sessions.

Prerequisites: Attendees must have basic working knowledge of Thermal Desktop as many of its base features will not be covered in this class but their usage is required for FloCAD.

Eligibility Requirement: This class is a service to our customers. All attendees must have an active support contract. If you are unsure of your support status, please contact CRTech.

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