Thermal is the underpinning "engine" based on the lumped parameter formulation. A flexible and easy to use syntax is allowed within ESATAN-TMS input files enabling arbitrary algebraic expressions to be used to define non-constant material properties.
This can vary from simple interpolation on temperature or time dependent data, through to complex control logic.
Users can choose the type and method of thermal solution from the selection of solution routines available in the ESATAN-TMS library. Iterative and matrix inversion routines are available for steady state solutions and transient solutions may be obtained from a choice of explicit or implicit routines.