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Thermal Analysis

Quartus has extensive experience and capabilities in the area of thermal design, management, and analysis. Steady-state & transient heat transfer, coupled CFD/thermal, thermal distortion, and STOP (structural/ thermal/optical) analyses are core strengths of our analysis group.

THERMAL APPLICATIONS

The analysis group at Quartus has experience performing thermal analysis and solving challenging thermal management problems for a wide range of applications and industries. Common projects and industries include:

  • Electronics cooling

    • Free & forced convection

    • Steady-state & transient

    • Spacecraft electronics

    • Military Environments

    • Ground & airborne systems

  • On-orbit thermal (orbit & radiation modeling)

    • Spacecraft-level & payload-level programs, including cryogenic systems

  • External aerodynamics & aero-heating

  • STOP analysis

    • Thermal management & performance analysis for optical components and systems

    • System pointing, surface distortion, Zernike fits, stress birefringence, thermo-optic effects, etc.

  • Advanced energy systems

  • Consumer electronics

  • Ground-based telescopes & observatory enclosures

SOFTWARE TOOLS

Quartus maintains and has extensive experience with a suite of advanced software tools for thermal analysis.

  • MAYA/ESC

    • Electronics cooling, coupled CFD/thermal

  • MAYA/TMG

    • Radiation modeling, on-orbit thermal, simplistic convection models, coupled simulations with ESC

  • Thermal Desktop (SINDA/FLUINT)

    • Full-purpose code, Spacecraft on-orbit thermal, radiation modeling

  • STAR-CCM+

    • Complex thermal/CFD problems, multi-physics, aero-heating

  • Nastran, Abaqus, & ANSYS

    • Thermal distortion, simpler heat transfer problems

  • Quartus STOP Toolkit

    • Extensive internal Matlab tool for optical performance analysis

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