The ATD3 working group is a regular forum at European level to facilitate the discussions (at technical and scientific level), collect and disseminate information, propose new topics/activities and plan (roadmap definition and coordination).
The main objectives of the group are:
- Setting of a framework for verification, validation and comparison of numerical methods for space object reentry simulation tools. It is widely acknowledge that current state of the art tools feature strong modelling assumptions that introduce largely unquantified errors in the simulation deteriorate our capability to perform design for demise. For this reason the group set up a limited number of test cases that are regularly updated. The workshop organizers take care of collecting and processing new results.
- Disseminating recent results within the ATD3 community. Members include academics ( in particular PhD students) and experts from industry that can share recent results and on-going activities founded by ESA and CNES.
- Coordinating and discussing future activities. The objective is to get expert opinion from the academic and industry sector regarding future activity in the domain of aerothermodynamics and design for demise.
Registration is allowed only by invitation.