Tag Archives: FROST 3D Universal

XI International Symposium on Permafrost Engineering

Sep 08, 2017

On September 5-8, in Magadan, XI International Symposium on Permafrost engineering took place. P.I. Melnikov Yakutsk Permafrost Institute, the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science was the organizer of the event from the Russian party. Among the participants of the symposium, besides the scientists from Russia there were also representatives from China, the USA and Japan –  geocryologists, geophysics, engineers, design engineers.


Frost 3D Universal Updates History for the 2014 4th Quarter

Feb 19, 2015

The list of updates, changes and corrections made to Frost 3D Universal versions 3.0.x.x and 4.0.x.x for the period from 1st October to 31st December 2014.

The updates were applied to the following modules:

  • 2D Editor
  • 3D Editor
  • GUI
  • Filtration Module
  • Application Settings
  • Postprocessor
  • Library


Application of ANSYS for Thermal Analysis of Permafrost Soils. Advantages of Frost 3D Universal

Jun 23, 2014

An engineering company has recently asked Simmakers to comment on the possibility of applying the finite-element package of ANSYS to the problems of ground thawing and thermal stabilization, and to explain the advantages of Frost 3D Universal software when solving such problems. Note that this issue has also been addressed by various specialists in dedicated forums, and conferences.


Mathematicians and experts in the field of thermal analysis and numerical simulation gave comprehensive comments regarding the advantages of Frost 3D Universal over Ansys for computer simulation of ground freezing and thawing problems.

Analysis of the precision and the computational rate of solving for ground freezing in a 10x10x25 meter field in Frost 3D Universal and other FEA packages


Nvidia Tesla K20 vs Intel Core i7: Speed Comparison

Jan 24, 2014

Simmakers Ltd, together with Nvidia and Forsite have tested the speed of a GPU version of the Frost 3D Universal software package for solving heat transfer problems on the Nvidia Tesla K20 system. The results have exceeded all expectations — the computation for an ice wall around the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant was completed in under 6 minutes.

In order to carry out a detailed comparison of the computational speeds on systems with different configurations, Simmakers prepared special tests that included the following model dimensions:

1) 1 million cells (100x100x100);

2) 3.4 million cells (150x150x150);

3) 8 million cells (200x200x200);

4) 15.6 million cells (250x250x250);

5) 27 million cells (300x300x300);

6) 42.9 million cells (350x350x350);

7) 64 million cells (400x400x400);

8) 91 million cells (450x450x450).