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Frost 3D training courses
Simmakers provides ‘Computation of the thermal impact of constructions on permafrost in Frost 3D’ 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 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 to create computer models;

- Frost 3D for the visualization of simulation results;

 

Know how to:

- Use the Frost 3D interface;

 

Be able to:

- Formulate applied problems and create corresponding computer models;

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

- 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 INTERFACE Frost 3D 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
- simulation results analysis in Frost 3D

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.

TESTIMONIALS

D.R. SultanovAssociate professor at «Oil & Gas well drilling» department, PhD in Technological Sciences, Ufa State Petroleum Technological University
I completed training in Simmakers educational center. The time flew by like it was one day, each section was very interesting and fascinating. I liked that the material was provided in available and clear language, thanks to it, even the subjects, quite difficult for understanding were acquired easily.
A.I. RusakovAssistant of Hydraulic gas dynamics of pipeline systems and hydrocars department, Ufa State Petroleum Technological University
The training is held by the high-level specialists, and can consider the problems from different points of view. The information that we get is very clear, the trainers’ attitude is very friendly, in general, everything’s fine.
M.A. MagomedogadjievaSpecialist in ground thermostabilization and geotechnical monitoring, "Krasnoiarskgazprom neftegazproekt"
I was learning the software by myself according to the instruction, at the same time I had certain questions answers to which I didn’t find there. It was great to receive the answers to all my questions very quickly and free. During the discussion of the problems it became clear that the professionalism is there.
A.S. Ksenevich1st Category Engineer of the Architectural & Constructional Department, "Krasnoiarskgazprom neftegazproekt"
It’s my first engineering software training. Upon arrival we were met at the airport with a transfer to our hotel and further local excursion. All these straight away made us feel very welcome. A 3-day training course, covering theory and practical usage, allows you to understand the main aspects for effective work in the software package from the scratch.
E.V. Efimenko2d Category Engineer of Pipeline Transport Department, Tomsk Oil and Gas Research and Design Institute
If you have an idea of the software, then it is easier to understand what they tell you and then you have more chances to practice under the supervision of the sensei. In theory it seems that everything is clear, and in practice it's difficult to make everything at once by yourself. Therefore practice is necessary.
A.S. Ksenevich1st Category Engineer of the Architectural & Constructional Department, Krasnoiarskgazprom neftegazproekt
Here I would like to mention the absolutely user-friendly interface of Frost 3D software package. We had a lot of questions during the training, but Simmakers experts answered all of them.
D.V. LipikhinLeading Engineer of Construction Department No. 2, Tomsk Oil and Gas Research and Design Institute
The training was very intense, inspiring and absolutely focused on our goals. I would like to mention that all the teachers are very qualified, and they provided not only accurate answers to all of our questions, but also clarify some issues with full understanding of technical aspects. Moreover we could see everything on the big screen, and some explanations were on a flipchart which was really comfortable.

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