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Enhancement of Loop Heat Pipe (LHP) Modelling Tool

Tue, 11/21/2023 - 02:00
Start Date: 
2014
Programme: 
GSTP
End Date: 
2018
Programme Reference: 
G617-111MT
Country: 
France
Prime Contractor: 
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS
Status: 
Closed
Objectives: 
To develop further the LHP module in terms of performance, accuracy and flexibility.
 
To create a database of tuned LHP module plugins representing existingcommercial LHPs.
 
 
Description: 
The current Loop Heat Pipe (LHP) module is increasingly needed to support thermal control design and modelling activities for various missions such as Aeolus, MTG and ExoMars. It is fully operational but only for a limited number of LHP architectures and analytical scenarios and they do not cover current needs. The proposed activity aims to further develop and extend this module the following ways:
  • Tuning of the module to improve performance and steady state convergence.
 
  • Generalisation of the supported LHP architectures to support, for example, bypass configurations (heat switches).
 
  • Characterisation of existing LHP designs so that manufactures can providepre-validated models of the H/W for integration at system level.
 
 
 
Application Domain: 
Generic Technologies
Technology Domain: 
21 - Thermal
Competence Domain: 
2-Structures, Mechanisms, Materials, Thermal
Initial TRL: 
TRL 5
Target TRL: 
TRL 6
Public Document: 
Type: 
Executive Summary
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