THALES ALENIA SPACE - CIGAL Project

Client: 
THALES ALENIA SPACE
Skills: 
Thermal Analysis, Spatial Radiation, Visualization
Categories: 

Visualizing the results of thermal calculations and constructing radiative models.

 

Mission

  •  Development of a new version of CIGAL, an in-house application developed at Alcatel Space for thermal calculations and for constructing of radiative models. Provide an integrated tool to engineers.

Solution

  •  Development of CIGAL 2, an application combining a virtual CAD model with the CORATHERM in-house solver to perform thermal analysis of spatial radiation on a future satellite. CIGAL 2 models the satellite under study, prepares entry data files for the CORATHERM solver, then displays the results after calculation.

Benefits

  •  Reduction of analysis model preparation time thanks to a greatly improved meshing function.
  •  CIGAL 2 enables establishing a link with outside CAD applications.
  •  High modularity will allow meeting future Alcatel Space needs for the treatment of 3D volumes.