Frost 3D Universal

Frost 3D Universal training courses

Simmakers provides ‘Computation of the thermal impact of constructions on permafrost in Frost 3D Universal’ training courses and guidance. Training solutions are designed to provide course participants with both the overall and subject-specific knowledge to effectively apply Frost 3D Universal for simulation of heat transfer in ground. By the end of this course, trainees will

Understand:

- Computer simulation;

- Mathematical models and methods of their implementation;

- Heat transfer in ground;

 

Be able to apply:

- Frost 3D Universal to create computer models;

- Frost 3D Universal for the visualization of simulation results;

 

Know how to:

- Use the Frost 3D Universal interface;

 

Be able to:

- Formulate applied problems and create corresponding computer models;

- Estimate the thermal influence of constructions on permafrost using Frost 3D Universal;

- Apply computer simulation to real problems;

- Analyze simulation results.

 

Trainees should be familiar with the following subject matters:

 

Discipline

1. Mathematics
2. Physics
3. Information technology

 

TRAINING PROGRAMME

 

Topic

Content

Duration

(hours)

 1. INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SIMULATION OF THERMAL PROCESSES The concepts of computer simulation:
- the heat equation describing the thermal processes in ground
- the notion of boundary and initial conditions

1

 2. FROST 3D UNIVERSAL INTERFACE Frost 3D Universal architecture and main dialog windows:
- opening and saving projects
- solver settings

1

 3. CREATION OF 2D GEOMETRY Creating a new project:
- setting dimensions
- changing 2D site linear dimensions
- loading background images
- changing geometric elements, snap to grid, and points
- creating 2D geometries
- importing 2D geometry models

1

 4. CREATION OF MATERIAL LIBRARY AND HEAT TRANSFER CONDITIONS Creating new materials:
- initial material temperatures
- thermal conductivity and volumetric heat capacity
- unfrozen water content
- initial temperature of phase-transition
Setting boundary conditions:
- snow cover creation
- creation of borehole and pipeline thermocases
- setting the cooling units
- editing physical magnitudes

2

 5. CREATION OF SOIL LAYERS ON THE BASIS OF EXPLORATORY WELL LOG Exploratory well model creation:
- working with the geological cross sections
- interpolation of geometry of several exploratory wells

2

 6. CREATION OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECT GEOMETRY Creation of construction project geometries:
- oil wells, pipelines
- thermal insulation materials
- trenches, etc.
Creation of refinement/split markers for computational mesh.

1

7. RECONSTRUCTION OF 3D GEOMETRIES Reconstruction of 3D geometries based on 2D geometries
- moving and transforming objects in 3D editor
- import and export of 3D geometry
- color and transparency changing
- changing the materials priorities

1

 8. CREATION OF COMPUTATIONAL MESH Computational mesh creation:
- setting up parameters for the numerical solver
- running the computation

1

 9. ANALYSIS OF SIMULATION RESULTS Analysis of the temperature and unfrozen water content distribution in the form of color distributions in the computational domain:
- cross-sections of the computational domain creation
- simulation results analysis with isolines
- construction of graphical dependencies
- creating animations
- report generation

2

Total:

12

 

PRACTICAL CLASS

 

Topic Content Duration (hours)
CREATION OF A COMPUTER MODEL OF GROUND THAWING UNDER AN EXTERNAL THERMAL INFLUENCE Creation of construction and geotechnical elements:
- geometries
- specification of thermophysical properties
- boundary conditions in Frost 3D Universal
- simulation results analysis in Frost 3D Universal

6

Total:

6

 

The mentoring program can be conducted in our specially equipped classroom (Simmakers Development Center, Minsk, Belarus) or on-site at your location.
 

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