13, September 2019

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9939
Open Date: 13/09/2019
Closing Date: 25/10/2019 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 19.123.16
Prog. Ref.: GSTP Element 1 Dev;N/A Fund
Budget Ref.: E/0904-611 – GSTP Element 1 Dev;N/A – N/A Fund
Special Prov.: DE+IT
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Products: Orbital Transportation & Re-entry Systems / Propulsion and Reboost / Chemical Propulsion Engineering SW / SW for electric propulsion design, analysis, simulation, etc.
Technology Domains: System Design & Verification / System Analysis and Design / Design and Simulation / Propulsion / Supporting Propulsion Technologies and Tools / Modelling
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. & Quality
Department: Mechanical Engineering Department
Division: Propulsion & Aerothermodynamics Division
Contract Officer: Magne-Lie, Karine
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 13/09/2019
Update Reason: Tender issue

The continuous development of the open source tool ESPSS, European Space Propulsions System Simulation, enabling propulsion system design and simulation, laid out the basis for predicting the flow behaviour in propulsion systems mainly for nominal operational conditionsTo enable prediction within a given accuracy of the potential occurrence of failures, mishaps or excursions beyond the operational box, the present framework aims to evaluate the potential added value and to address critical issues with the following objectives: to perform a dedicated validation exercise based upon available experimental databases or by setting up dedicated ones covering the above listed points. to refine various propulsion components assuring that the appropriate models and correlations are derivedand implemented to support the first objective. to further embed the tool into any existing design workflow interacting strongly with existing CAD-tools through ESA supported standards and dedicated high-fidelity codes (e.g. CFD for detailed fluid dynamics simulations). These objectives cover numerical, experimental as well as experimental activities, the latter in particular to provide the necessary databases for verification and validation. Any new development will be integrated and made available in the next ESPSS releases.

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