Accession Number:

ADA458617

Title:

Bradley A3 (Block 1) DVE FLIR Enhancement Project Thermal Load Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

TACOM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Virtual modeling plays an important role in design of systems and subsystems. It is emphasized throughout the acquisition process and lifecycle. Modeling decreases prototype and testing costs and allows the designer to compare several options or solutions. The tools available for thermal modeling provide the capability to evaluate a design concept in a virtual thermal environment taking into account environment and vehicle induced conditions. MuSES Multi-Service Electro-optic Signature greatly simplifies the modeling process and makes it possible to model the complete vehicle system. MuSES obtains the models thermal solution using a finite difference approach This solution technique reduces computing resource requirements and operator expertise as compared to Computational Fluid Dynamics. Resulting system models can now incorporate electronics and crew thermal footprints in conjunction with power train and environmental sources.

Subject Categories:

  • Thermodynamics
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE