Cooperation with the Federal State-owned Budget Higher education institution «Saint-Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering»

Mar 20, 2018

Simmakers Ltd concluded the cooperation agreement with the Federal State Budget higher education institution «Saint-Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering».

The subject of the agreement is a strategic long-term cooperation between SPSUACE and Simmakers Ltd in the sphere of training for students, master’s degree students, graduate students. The training provides working in engineering software for solving the problem of automation of the science-based forecasting of permafrost thermal regimes in the conditions of thermal impact of foundations, hydrotechnical constructions and other constructions considering ground thermal stabilization. The training will be conducted on the base of «Frost 3D Universal» software package.

Within the agreement the representative of SPSUACE, Sergei Lanko, the associate professor of civil engineering faculty at the department of geotechnics, completed «Frost 3D Universal» training in the Simmakers development center, Minsk.


Simmakers Ltd at the Startup Conference 2017

May 22, 2017

One of the largest among international conferences in Silicon Valley, The Startup Conference was held on May 17, 2017 inside the Fox Theatre, Redwood City (the USA). The 8th annual event has gathered almost 1,500 entrepreneurs and investors to share their experience concerning how to startup and then launch your products, how to pitch VCs and find co-founders and more. Also, among the conference participants were such leading companies as August Capital, Instacart, CloudFlare etc.

Startup Conference (Redwood, California)

Simmakers Ltd. at the V Regional Conference Solit

Mar 20, 2015

Simmakers Ltd. participated in the V Regional Conference Solit, which was held on March 14-15, 2015 in Soligorsk.

As in previous years, the conference was organized into 3 simultaneous sessions: seminars, connected with programming; talks, devoted to IT topics in general; talks and events with a semi-IT focus. To relieve conference stress, participants were able to enjoy such events as Geek Fest, CoachPit, Mashpit, XXX2Dev meetup, IT career and regional start-ups events.


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


FAQ for the New Version of Frost 3D Universal Software

Jun 12, 2014
After releasing the article “Thermal analysis of a lengthy section of a gas pipeline on permafrost” on our blog, we received questions from users, concerning the latest version of Frost 3D Universal software.

We would like to reiterate that the new 64-bit GPU version of Frost 3D Universal software was released in May, 2014. In this version, technological innovations were implemented which enabled the computation of computational meshes as large as 100 million nodes on a PC. The simulation model was demonstrated with the thermal analysis of a long section of pipeline lying on permafrost, with a mesh consisting of 58.5 million nodes.

Article “3D Computer Simulation of Ground Thaw Bulb Formations Including Ice Wedges Around the Pipeline”

Jun 05, 2014

The article “3D computer simulation of ground thaw bulb formations including ice wedges around the pipeline” was published in the industry-specific journal ”Pipeline transportation: theory and practice” (# 6 (40) 2013).

The main threat to the integrity of the underground pipeline is the ground settling under it, caused by the thawing of ice wedges. In the article, ground freezing and thawing with ice wedges around various pipeline intersections are numerically simulated with Frost 3D Universal software. The obtained results provide crucial data for the feasibility analysis of the pipeline construction, the pipeline route plan and subsequent evaluation of potential problems during operation.

Download the preview (in Russian) of this issue of the journal on the publisher’s website here.


Water Flow Factor Applied to the Problem of Heat Distribution in the Ground

May 21, 2014

When modeling physical processes in the ground, we often have to account for convective heat transfer due to filtration processes. Depending on the saturation degree and the value of water velocity in pores, there are several approaches to water flow modeling. Basement walls, underground constructions and many other in-ground sections of constructions are influenced by groundwater flow. The stability of beds and banks of water reservoirs and channels also depends on filtration around coastal terrain.

Account of filtration during modeling of thermal stabilization of the ground

Water flow velocities (mkm/s), found on the basis of the Darcy equation


Record-breaking Achievements in the Frost 3D Universal Software: Simulation of a Lengthy Section of a Gas Pipeline

May 13, 2014

Prediction of the ground thaw formations around a kilometer-long section of a relatively long gas pipeline was implemented for the first time on a model discretized in 58 million nodes in the newest version of Frost 3D Universal software. Simulations of the ground thaw formations around the gas pipeline were performed for a 2-year period. For the computations, a PC with a quad-core CPU and 24 GB of RAM was used. The computation in Frost 3D Universal software was completed within 68 hours. The approximate computation time of the given model using the Tesla К40 video accelerator is 8 hours.

Temperature distribution in the pipeline model

Temperature distribution in the pipeline model