16th European Workshop on Thermal & ECLS Software

22-23 October 2002
ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands


The 16th European Workshop on Thermal and ECLS Software was held on the 22-23 October 2002 in ESTEC. It was organised by the Analysis and Verification Section of the Thermal and Structures Division.

The Workshop was intended to have three main purposes:

  • allow and exchange of views on the use of thermal analysis software
  • provide a forum for contact between the developers and the users
  • present new versions of the software and solicit feedback from users


The proceedings of the workshop are made up of the “minutes” – a record of the questions and discussion points raised during the sessions – as well as the schedule, list or participants, and all of the presentations themselves. A printed version of the proceedings will be sent to all of the participants in due course.

In the meantime, an electronic version of the proceedings, and of the individual presentations, will be available here for a limited period. These are all PDF files, and have been generated at screen-resolution for preview using Adobe’s Acrobat Reader

Disclaimer: owing to the inevitable differences between the original authors’ systems, the ESTEC/TOS-MCV machines, and at the end-users’ sites, ESA/ESTEC is unable to guarantee that these documents will produce identical screen or printed output across all combinations of system, font and printer installations.

Title and Author Size
Complete proceedings   [including all presentations] 36.6 Mb Download
Schedule, Minutes, Participants list   [no presentations] 0.3 Mb Download
Welcome and Introduction
C. Stroom, ESA/ESTEC
0.5 Mb Download
Thermal Modeling Issues Concerning the Mechanically Pumped Two-Phase Cooling for the AMS-02 Tracker
A. Woering, NLR
2.0 Mb Download
SAVE: Simulation for Analysis and Validataion of Energy for ATV
R. Ameziane, EADS Launch Vehicles
2.9 Mb Download
Status of some ESA supported activities in thermal, thermo-hydraulic and ECLS analysis
0.2 Mb Download
Modelling the VISTA Infrared Camera
N. Cavan, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
0.5 Mb Download
Thermal Analysis of Planck HFI
J. Fereday, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
8.7 Mb Download
F. du Laurens, Alstom Power Technology Centre
1.8 Mb Download
Application of EcosimPro to Bio-regenerative Life Support Components
A. Rodriguez, ESA/ESTEC
1.5 Mb Download
ESATAN v8.7 and v8.8
J. Thomas, Alstom Power Technology Centre
0.3 Mb Download
Integrated thermal design and the thermal numerical toolbox
J. van Es, NLR
0.6 Mb Download
Thermal simulation in functional analysis
M. Jacquiau, Astrium-F
0.6 Mb Download
ALGOCAP: Assessment of Thermo Hydraulic Algorithms for Capillary Pumped Loops and Loop Heat Pipes
D. Labuhn, OHB-System
1.1 Mb Download
Use of ESARAD in MetOp SVM Thermal Testing Analysis
E. Seward, Astrium-UK
0.7 Mb Download
ESA Harmonisation and User Survey
HP. de Koning, ESA/ESTEC
0.7 Mb Download
Use of TSS as a neutral format for geometry model conversions: an alternative to STEP-TAS
H. Peabody, Swales Aerospace
0.1 Mb Download
CIGAL2: An open source pre/post-processing tool for CORATHERM and other software activities
JP. Dudon, Alcatel
1.0 Mb Download
TMG: New Technologies and Modeling Approaches
C. Ruel, Maya HTT
4.3 Mb Download
SYSTEMA/THERMICA version 4: Overview of the new capabilities
M. Jacquiau, Astrium-F
1.9 Mb Download
ESATAN/FHTS and ESARAD: A View on the Near Future
J. Thomas, Alstom Power Technology Centre
1.6 Mb Download
TASverter: Thermal Anaysis for Space model converter
0.5 Mb Download
ThermXL v2 and Beyond
J. Thomas, Alstom Power Technology Centre
1.0 Mb Download
ALTAN application for Bepi-Colombo thermal analysis
V. Perotto, Alenia Spazio
0.5 Mb Download
Last developments in and around GAETAN
C. Marechal, CNES
0.3 Mb Download
CAD-FE integration using Open Source Software
C. Caillet, OpenCASCADE
4.3 Mb Download
Final Discussion and conclusions
L. Maresi, ESA/ESTEC
0.1 Mb Download


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Further Information

If you would like further information about the 16th European Thermal and ECLS Software Workshop please contact:

Olivier Pin,
Thermal and Structures Division,
P.O. Box 299,
2200AG Noordwijk,
The Netherlands

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