18th European Workshop on Thermal & ECLS Software

5-6 October 2004
ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands


The 18th European Workshop on Thermal and ECLS Software was held on the 5-6 October 2004 in ESTEC. It was organised by the Thermal Analysis and Verification Section of the Thermal and Structures Division.

The Workshop was intended to have three main purposes:

  • allow an 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/TEC-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] 35.00 Mb Download
Schedule, Minutes, Participants list   [no presentations] 0.25 Mb Download
Welcome and Introduction
H. Rooijackers, ESA/ESTEC
0.82 Mb Download
Finite Element Based Analysis Tool for Re-entry Vehicle TBS Ablators
T. van Eekelen, SAMTEC
5.50 Mb Download
EcosimPro Current Status and Future Improvements
R. Perez Vara, Empresarios Agrupados
0.57 Mb Download
Capabilities of the Therm-OSS Tool
M. Haupt, TU Braunschweig
2.70 Mb Download
ESATAN, FHTS, ThermXL and ESARAD – Product Status
C. Kirtley, ALSTOM
2.50 Mb Download
Feasibility of using a Stochastic Approach for Space Thermal Analysis
M. Gorlani, Blue Group
3.10 Mb Download
Automated Thermal Model Reduction for Telecom Spacecraft Walls
1.70 Mb Download
Advances in the Thermal Analysis in the Frequency Domain Algorithm development, integrated software tools and postprocessing
M. Molina, Carlo Gavazzi Space
2.10 Mb Download
LHP Transient Modelling using EcosimPro
C. Gregori De La Malla, Empresarios Agrupados
0.40 Mb Download
Designing for milli- and micro-kelvin revisited
V. Perotto, Alenia Spazio
0.15 Mb Download
GAETAN Usage at Alcatel Space
K. Caire, Alcatel Space
0.56 Mb Download
Thermal Analysis of the Mechanical Structure of the Solar Telescope GREGOR
T. Bornkessel, TU Darmstadt
1.70 Mb Download
Modelling of Cryocoolers
M. Linder, ESA/ESTEC
0.70 Mb Download
Optimization of a Direct Condensing LHP Radiator with the Improved ALGOCAP
R. Schlitt, OHB System
13.00 Mb Download
Innovations in Thermica
3.50 Mb Download
Thermal and Radiative Modelling
J. Thomas, ALSTOM
0.96 Mb Download
A Thermal Network Viewer
H. Brouquet, ALSTOM
0.77 Mb Download
Modelling the Martian Surface Thermal Environment with ESATAN and ESARAD
B. Shaughnessy, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
0.58 Mb Download
Data Exchange between CFD and ESATAN in the case of Natural Convection
C. Wendt, EADS Space Transportation
0.50 Mb Download
Development of an Interface Software for Patran/Thermal and ESARAD
1.90 Mb Download
New version of BAGHERA STEP viewer based on open standard technologies
E. Lebegue, CSTB/Graitec
1.40 Mb Download
Interface between STEP-TAS format and Alcatel Space’s CIGAL2 application (which works together with the CORATHERM solver)
C. Caillet, Open Cascade
1.80 Mb Download
STEP-TAS and TASverter from the user’s point of view
D. Alsina Orra, ESA/ESTEC
1.40 Mb Download
STEP-TAS and TASverter from the software developer’s point of view
HP. de Koning, ESA/ESTEC
1.01 Mb Download


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Further Information

If you would like further information about the 18th 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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