Stochastic approach for Space thermal analysis
ESA Project 16603/02/NL/CP
Matteo Gorlani, Blue Engineering
Valter Perotto, Alenia Spazio
Olivier Pin, ESTEC/ESA
Thermal Analysis, ESTEC/ESA
The objective of the study was to assess the applicability of the stochastic approach to S/C thermal analysis throughout the following steps:
- to verify the usefulness versus the analysis, design and verification of TCS in real cases
- to assess its advantages / disadvantages versus the classical analysis and design method for different application scenarios (type of analysis, models, spacecraft)
- to identify requirements to TCS approach posed by the introduction of stochastic method (on TCS flow of activities, engineering skill, H/W resources)
- to produce a handbook for thermal and system engineers containing the fundamentals of stochastic method, rules and guidelines for application to S/C TCS, requirements and limits.
Material available for download
The following material is available for download on this website:
- The final presentation given at the 2004 Thermal and ECLS workshop (ppt)
- The handbook (Both HTML and pdf)
- Test cases used in the handbook and presentation
- The Thermal and ECLS 2004 workshop presentation (pdf)
- The executive report (pdf)
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stochastic_approach_for_space_thermal_analysis_ESA-1660302NLCP.zip (Everything in one zipfile – 40MB)
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