16, April 2020

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO10176
Open Date: 27/03/2020
Closing Date: 25/06/2020 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 20.133.01
Prog. Ref.: Technology Developme
Budget Ref.: E/0901-01 – Technology Developme
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Launchers / Structures / Structural Engineering SW / SW for Structures design, analysis, simulation, etc. / Launchers / Thermal Control / Thermal Engineering SW / SW for Thermal design, analysis, simulation, etc. / Satellites & Probes / Structures / Struct. Eng. SW / SW for Structure design, analysis, simulation, etc. / Satellites & Probes / Thermal Control / Thermal Engineering SW / SW for Thermal design, analysis, simulation, etc. / Orbital Transportation & Re-entry Systems / Structures / Structure Eng. SW / SW for Structures design, analysis, simulation, etc.
Technology Domains: Spacecraft Environments and Effects / Space Environment / Numerical modelling of environments / Structures / Structural Design and Verification Methods and Tools / Analysis Tools and Methodologies / Structures / High Stability and High-Precision S/C Structures / Thermo-elastic Stability Verification Technologies / Structures / Hot Structures / Design and Verification Technologies for Ceramic Structures / Thermal / Thermal Analysis Tools / Thermal Analysis Methods
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. & Quality
Department: Mechanical Department
Division: Structure, Mechanisms & Materials Div.
Contract Officer: Almeida, Rudolfo
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 14/04/2020
Update Reason: Loaded a new Clarification(English version)

This proposed activity aims to support the European space community to establish the requested Europe wide accepted and verified methods for thermo-elastic verification and consolidate these in guidelines. The idea is therefore to gather a wide representation of the European space industry. The various methods used by the industry shall be collected and subjected to a benchmarking exercise. New methods shall be derived e.g. through combining strong points of existing methods. A set of recommended methods supported with application guidelines shall be produced. These results shall be subjected to an external review by specialists from academia, industry and agencies who did not participate in the activity.As a conclusion of the activity all the methods, being the original ones and the newly developed ones, shall be applied to a demonstration case with the purpose to demonstrate the improvement of prediction results through application of the newly developed and therefore recommended methods. These predictions shall be verified by thermo-elastic test(s).Considering the budget for this activity, the preparation for a thermo-elastic is limited to the identification of test hardware and definition of a test set up for a test to be executed in a possible follow on activity. As a consequence this activity will focus on establishing first guidelines for modelling for thermo-elastic verification by analysis.

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