Thermal- and Structural Analysis of an Electrical Satellite Thruster (Radiofrequency Ion Thruster)

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FE model of the electrical satellite thruster
FE model of the electrical satellite thruster

Thermal- and Structural Analysis of an Electrical Satellite Thruster (Radiofrequency Ion Thruster)

  • Thermal-analysis
    • steady-state and transient thermal analysis fpr different operational conditions and orbits
    • FE model in ANSYS
  • Structural-Analysis
    • Modal-analysis
    • Quasi-static loads
    • Sine-vibration loads
    • Random-vibration loads
    • Thermo-elastic analysis
    • Verficiation of bolted connections
    • Computation of required notching for sine- and random-vibration tests
    • Non-linear detailed analysis of critical parts
    • Transient thermo-elastic analysis for the evaluation of certain transient conditions during engine start
    • FE models in Femap/Nastran and ANSYS

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Customers: ArianeGroup

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