ESABASE2 10.0 Release Notes

by Anatoli Miller • January 31st, 2019

ESABASE2 10.0 Release Notes
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These release notes include all features, updates, extensions and bug-fixes
included in ESABASE2 since release 7.0.

Versions:
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  • Trial/demo version of ESABASE2 is available now.
    • Includes all applications/analysis modules.
    • Expires after (usually) three months.
  • Linux version of ESABASE2/Debris is available now.
    • Includes all features of the Windows version.
    • Tested on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32bit, will most probably run under all common 32bit Linux distributions.
    • All capabilities of the ESABASE2/Framework are also available under Linux, except NETGEN mesher.

Licensing and Distribution:
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  • A license management tool is used now.
  • A two-stage user registration process is applied.
  • Dedicated licenses for each distributed package are provided.
  • Each license applies machine binding.
  • Each license has an explicit expiration date.
  • Distribution of the package via dedicated download link.

Framework:
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  • The STEP (AP 203/214) import of large geometrical models is improved.
  • The GDML interface is improved.
  • STEP-SPE hierarchy handling is improved.
  • The Software User Manuals, available via the “Help” button, are updated.

Debris:
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  • NASA’s most current Meteoroid environment model MEMR2 is now integrated and can be used for analysis.
  • Batch/scripting mode is introduced for ESABASE2/Debris.
  • Result post-processor is introduced for ESABASE2/Debris.

Atomox:
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  • New Atmosphere file SOLAR201512.DAT is included for ATOMOX.

Bug Fixes:
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  • Fixed the unit type error in the STEP-SPE export.
  • Fixed a bug leading sometimes to incorrect rotation interpretation for STEP-SPE import.
  • Fixed several minor bugs concerning STEP-SPE import/export.
  • Fixed the density ratio equation choice for the Christiansen cratersize equation.
  • Fixed miner bugs concerning failure message handling.
  • Several bugs have been fixed concerning the GDML sphere and materials.
  • Several minor bugs have been fixed.

Documentation:
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  • A new version (1.16) of the Framework User Manual was established.
  • A new version (1.14.0) of the ESABASE2/Debris User Manual was established.
  • A new version (1.7) of the ESABASE2/Debris Technical Description was established.

Known Issues:
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  • Running ESABASE2/Debris Linux version on some 64bit distributions is not possible, since some required 32bit libraries are not available for these 64bit distributions.