Release News - ESATAN-TMS 2017 now released

ESATAN-TMS 2017 is now available to download from our website. ESATAN-TMS provides a high-productivity and powerful thermal modelling environment, supporting the complete thermal analysis process from geometry creation, radiative and thermal analysis, and post-processing of the thermal results.

For a full description of all the functionalities and improvements, please read the Release Notes.

ESATAN-TMS 2017 features are outlined below:

Modelling of Spinning Geometry in ESATAN-TMS

  • The Assembly rotation axis can now be defined by selecting points in the visualisation, with both the moving and reference components defined in their final position; this avoids the need to define a co-ordinate shift.

Extension of Include Model

  • The Include Model facility has now been extended to include additional model data.

Handling of Cut Geometry

  • Extended capability and coverage of the cutting facility.

Check for Duplicate LP Thermal Nodes

  • Provides the ability to highlight where duplicate thermal nodes exists between primitives, thus helping in model validation.

Referenced Entities

  • Improvements to renaming geometry and deleting entities, and a mechanism to report references to a selected entity.

Extended Default Sun-Planet Properties

  • On selection of the planet, given a date and time, Workbench now provides appropriate data for Sun Planet Distance, Solar Declination and Sun’s Right Ascension.

Modelling Time- and Temperature-Dependent and General Properties

  • Supports the definition of time- and temperature-dependent Properties. General Properties are defined which can be a function of two or three independent variables; these Properties can then be used in the thermal model to add additional thermal control behaviour.

Analysis of thermal cases with different sets of conductors

  • Allows different thermal cases to be analysed with different sets of conductors.

Control of thermal analysis steps

  • flexibility of running separate steps of the thermal analysis process has been increased.

Thermal Results Post-processing Using Charts

  • The post-processing capability includes the presentation of the thermal results using charts. The tight coupling between the geometry and post-processing makes it very easy to select geometry and generate charts, including heat flows between geometry components.

Control and Viewing of Thermal Result Data

  • Extended to include control of the output of user-defined nodal entities. In addition, the results within the TMD file can be viewed as the solution is progressing, rather than accessing only once the analysis is complete.