19th European Workshop on Thermal and ECLS Software

11-12 October 2005

ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands



The 19th European Workshop on Thermal and ECLS Software was held on the 11-12 October 2005 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 of participants, and all of the presentations themselves. Participants will receive an electronic version of the proceedings. Unlike previous years, there will be no printed copy.

The electronic version of the proceedings consists of PDF files that 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] 61.00 Mb Download
Schedule, Minutes, Participants list [no presentations] 0.21 Mb Download
Welcome and Introduction
H. Rooijackers, ESA/ESTEC
0.70 Mb Download
ESABASE/Debris Impact Analysis Tool
H. Sdunnus, eta_max space
3.20 Mb Download
Improvements to Thermica
T. Soriano, EADS Astrium
3.40 Mb Download
ESATAN Thermal Suite
C. Kirtley, ALSTOM
2.90 Mb Download
Outcome of the harmonisation activities related to space thermal engineering tools and methodologies
0.06 Mb unavailable
A new tool for the Integration of ESATAN with FE based Thermo-elastic Analysis
J. Thomas, ALSTOM
1.20 Mb Download
ThermNV Status
H. Brouquet, ALSTOM
2.70 Mb Download
Integration of Monte Carlo Methods with TMG’s Suite of Radiation Analysis Tools
C. Jackson, Maya HTT
0.39 Mb Download
B. Castelli, ALSTOM
3.20 Mb Download
A Finite Element Radiative Heat Transfer Software for Internal and External Aero-Thermal Applications
N. Lavery, University of Wales, Swansea
20.00 Mb Download
Interface Software Development for Patran/Thermal, Esarad and Thermica
C. Heller, EADS Astrium
2.90 Mb Download
Integrating Finite Element Anslysis into the Spacecraft Thermal Analysis Process
J. Etchells, ESA/ESTEC
1.50 Mb Download
Open standards, thermal analysis, STEP-TAS
HP. de Koning, ESA/ESTEC
1.30 Mb Download
AP203 to TAS Converter:
A converter from AP203/AP214 to STEP-TAS models, based on open source technologies

O. Pailles, INCKA
0.99 Mb Download
Baghera View Version 3:
A STEP based models viewer and synthesizer based on virtual reality and open source technologies

E. Lebègue, HANOP
2.30 Mb Download
Advances in Two Phase Capillary Loop Modelling with EcosimPro
C. Gregori de la Malle, IberEspacio
2.70 Mb Download
Thermica and Thermal Desktop Geometric Modelling: a user perspective
A.Franzoso, Carlo Gavazzi Space
3.10 Mb Download
Genetic Algorithms assisted ESATAN modelling for automatic test verification and other scientific uses of ESATAN modelling at DLR Berlin
R. Nadalini, DLR
1.70 Mb Download
Thermal Model Reduction: algorithms and validation criteria
M. Molina, Carlo Gavazzi Space
1.60 Mb Download
Thermal Model Verification of Planck LFI QM Instrument
G. Baldan, Alenia Spazio
5.80 Mb Download
Open Source, component based simulation software development using Orcan
T. Jung, Fraunhofer Institute
1.20 Mb Download

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Further Information

If you would like further information about the 19th European Thermal and ECLS Software Workshop please contact:

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

Email: Olivier.Pin (at)

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