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.
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - 2004|
|Event||42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit - Reno, NV, United States|
Duration: Jan 5 2004 → Jan 8 2004
|Conference||42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit|
|Period||01/5/04 → 01/8/04|