21st European Workshop on Thermal and ECLS Software

30-31 October 2007

ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands



The 21st European Workshop on Thermal and ECLS Software was held on the 30-31 October 2007 in ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands. 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 the Adobe 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]
9.7M Download
Proceedings cover page
[no presentations]
34K Download
CD label and cover
[no presentations]
90K Download
Schedule, Minutes, Participants list
[no presentations]
155K Download
Welcome and Introduction
Harrie Rooijackers, ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands
457K Download
Parallel thermal analysis with Linux clusters
Duncan Gibson, ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands
207K Download
New technology for modelling and solving radiative heat transfer using TMG
Kevin Duffy, MAYA, Canada
258K Download
GAETAN V5: a Global Analysis Environment for Thermal Analysis Network
Helene Pasquier, CNES, France
252K Download
ESARAD radiative analyser – development status
Julian Thomas, ALSTOM, United Kingdom
505K Download
Guidelines for high accuracy thermal modelling. Experiences and results from ESA study: Improvement of thermal analysis accuracy
Ulrich Rauscher, EADS Astrium, Germany
476K Download
ESATAN Thermal Suite – development status
Chris Kirtley, ALSTOM, United Kingdom
433K Download
LISA Pathfinder thermal stability analysis
Denis Fertin, ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands
1M Download
Thermal model correlation using Genetic Algorithms
Frederic Jouffroy, EADS Astrium, France
304K Download
SYSTEMA V4 – New framework for THERMICA
Christophe Theroude, EADS Astrium, France
439K Download
THERMICA Suite – Complete thermal analysis package
Timothee Soriano, EADS Astrium, France
719K Download
Thermo-elastic analysis of the LISA Pathfinder spacecraft
James Etchells, ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands
726K Download
Thermal design and analysis of the FMOS IR Camera
Allan Dowell, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK
1.4M Download
Thermal analysis for re-entry vehicles – software needs and expectations
Savino De Palo, Thales Alenia Space, Italy
1002K Download
Use of ThermXL for rapid evolution of ExoMars rover vehicle design
Andy Quinn, EADS Astrium, UK
158K Download
Thermal Concept Design Tool
Matteo Gorlani, Blue Engineering, Italy
658K Download
ESATAP – Handling large thermal results data with HDF5
Francois Brunetti, Dorea, France
451K Download
ThermNV – Post-processing multiple results sets
Henri Brouquet, ALSTOM, United Kingdom
340K Download

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Further Information

If you would like further information about the 21st European Workshop on Thermal and ECLS Software please contact:

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

Email: Olivier.Pin (at)

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