TPS selection and sizing tool implemented in an advanced engineering environment

M. Kathleen McGuire, Jeffrey V. Bowles, Lily H. Yang, David J. Kinney, Cathy D. Roberts

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Abstract

A tool, TPSSIZER, was developed to provide a Thermal Protection System (TPS) analysis and design capability. The tool focused on analysis of space vehicles at the conceptual design level and was implemented in a collaborative engineering analysis environment. TPS sizing methodologies and data exchange interfaces with supporting disciplines were developed. Additionally, improvements were made to prior art by introducing automatic generation of TPS stackups, automatic generation of aerothermal environment files, maintenance of consistent material properties descriptions, and the capability to simultaneously evaluate multiple nominal and abort flight trajectories.

Original languageEnglish
Pages3241-3251
Number of pages11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: Jan 5 2004Jan 8 2004

Conference

Conference42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityReno, NV
Period01/5/0401/8/04

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