SND503 - Spacecraft Thermal Analysis Using THERMICA V4
Day 1 – Overall Process Flow of Thermica V4 and Model Building
•Understanding the process flow of V4 from model building, meshing, orbit setup, kinematic motion, mission setup, Sinda model generation and basic post processing.
•Model building process in V4.
•Using CAD files for building models.
•Using Nastran files for model building and exporting Thermica models to Nastran.
Day 2 – Orbit Setup, Kinematic motion and Mission Setup
•Orbit definition including using external data from STK to define these.
•Kinematic motions with moving bodies and arbitrary motions such as solar panels deploying.
•Mission setup where a model, mesh, orbit and motion are put together. Real time animations and mission viewing options will also be explored.
Day 3 – Sinda model creation, post processing and advanced features
•Computing radiation exchange factors and orbital heating.
•Generation of a Sinda thermal model.
•Accuracy checks on ray tracing runs.
•Post processing of temperatures, view factors and orbital heating using 3D animations of the spacecraft and planets.
•Recording animations as standard or High Definition (HD) movies.
•2D interactive plotting of temperatures, view factors and orbital heating.