17th European Workshop on Thermal & ECLS Software

21-22 October 2003
ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands


The 17th European Workshop on Thermal and ECLS Software was held on the 21-22 October 2003 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] 26.0 Mb Download
Schedule, Minutes, Participants list   [no presentations] 0.3 Mb Download
Welcome and Introduction
C. Stroom, ESA/ESTEC
0.5 Mb Download
ESATAN, FHTS & ThermXL current status
H. Brouquet, ALSTOM
0.6 Mb Download
THERMICA – news of the year
1.6 Mb Download
ESARAD current status
B. Castelli, ALSTOM
1.1 Mb Download
Capabilities of the ThermPlot Pro Thermal Post-Processing Program
H. Peabody, Thermal Modeling Solutions
0.6 Mb Download
Overview of GAETAN’s latest developments around ESATAN-FHTS
M. Imhof, Silogic
0.3 Mb Download
Web Support & Future Developments on ESATAN, FHTS, ESARAD & ThermXL
C. Kirtley, ALSTOM
0.4 Mb Download
Harmonisation of thermal and space environment analysis software
R. Schlitt, OHB System
0.4 Mb Download
Open Source Software for Engineering Purposes
M. Haupt, TU Braunschweig
2.8 Mb Download
Applicability of OSS to Space Thermal Engineering
R. Schlitt, OHB System
0.4 Mb Download
Innovations in using Finite Element Modelers for Spacecraft Thermal Design
R. Behee, Network Analysis
1.0 Mb Download
Application of the Open Source Approach to Space Environment Analysis Tools
H. Sdunnus, eta_max space
1.5 Mb Download
Round Table Discussion
HP. de Koning, ESA/ESTEC
0.1 Mb Download
Simulation of Furnace Inserts and Sample-Cartridge Assemblies using the Thermal Modeling Tool CrysVUn
M. Hainke, Fraunhofer
1.5 Mb Download
Plant Growth Chamber Simulation using EcosimPro
L. Ordonez, ESA/ESTEC
1.0 Mb Download
Thermal and fluid dynamic analysis of the air cooling/conditioning system on board of MDS (Mice Drawer System) facility
A. Sgambati, Laben
1.6 Mb Download
Thermal Aspects of Long Term Operations on a Comet Surface
HP. Schmidt, DLR
1.0 Mb Download
Access to ESA funded developments
0.1 Mb Download
HDF5 and STEP/NRF database for SINDA/G
R. Behee, Network Analysis
0.4 Mb Download
GOCE – Thermal-Elastic Distortion Analysis
1.8 Mb Download
Methodology for Thermal Model Archiving
F. Lamela, EADS-CASA
0.1 Mb Download
The far field method for 1D conductor computation
0.7 Mb Download
An Excel Database for the generation of ESATAN and Systema Thermal Models
S. Barraclough, EADS-ASTRIUM
2.2 Mb Download
R. Habig, ThermoAnalytics
1.6 Mb Download
Robust industrial model exchange between ESARAD and THERMICA with STEP-TAS
HP. de Koning, ESA/ESTEC
2.1 Mb Download
F. Boursier, EADS-SPACE
0.3 Mb Download
Highlights in thermal engineering at CGS: Thermal Stability in the frequency domain and THERMAL DESKTOP/ESARAD translation tools
M. Molina, Carlo Gavazzi Space
1.5 Mb Download
Designing for milli- and micro-kelvins
V. Perotto, Alenia Spazio
0.1 Mb Download


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Further Information

If you would like further information about the 17th European Thermal and ECLS Software workshop please contact:

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

For information about future conferences and workshops, please contact the ESTEC Conference Bureau

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