Thermal Concept Design Tool

TCDT

  • Software for the European Space Agency
  • Prime contractor: Blue Engineering
  • Subcontractor: Alenia spazio

 

  • Developed for ESA Concurrent Design Facility
  • Used for fast thermal analysis and design of spacecraft
  • Optimised for multidisciplinary Data Exchange and it’s projected targeting to pre-phase A activities

DEFINITION OF GEOMETRY, MISSION, MODELS AND ANALYSIS

  • 3D Rapresentation for model definition
  • 3D Rapresentation for orbit definition
  • Post Processing results
  • Worst cases analysis/li>
  • Thermal primitives
  • Design tasks for preliminary sizing
  • Post processing

DESIGN PROCESS MANAGEMENT

INTERFACE WITH OTHER S/S

  • Completely in worksheet data stored
  • Data demonstration creation of charts
  • Different data formats adoption

Courtesy of European Space Agency

PyTCDT Main Features:

Stand Alone Multiplatform Maintainable
Parametric Scriptable Pythonic

Advantages

  • Unit of measure management.
  • Automatic function iterations.
  • Simplified distribution & installation
  • Easy ESA tools management (ARTIFIS/TOPIC)