This article is part II of “A new Lunar thermal model based on Finite Element Analysis of regolith physical properties“, written primarily by gallopingcamel (Peter Morcombe), edited and prepared for WordPress by Tim Channon.
Modeling the Moon
A few months ago an analysis of the Moon’s equatorial temperature was posted here using two different types of engineering software. Tim Channon used SPICE circuit analysis software originally developed at Berkeley while I used Quickfield, a finite element analysis program developed by Tor Cooperative, a Russian firm, marketed outside Russia by Tera Analysis. In addition, several detailed comments were received from “br” who used LTSPICE from Linear Technology Inc.
Two very different methods. The results were identical.
Both Quickfield (in Student edition) and LTSPICE are freely available for download for those interested in replication or for further investigation.