The SimTech Engineering Center aims to support the implementation of engineering ideas, new designs and technologies obtained on the basis of scientific computer modelling.
The activity of the Engineering Center is aimed at promoting competitiveness of products of mechanical engineering companies of the Republic of Belarus. The competences of the Center are concentrated in the field of computer engineering (CAD-CAE), one of the most science-intensive technologies of modern industry, which determines long-term competitive advantages of leading industrial companies.
Taking advantage of the experience gained in cooperation with domestic and foreign partners, the Center has developed comprehensive proposals for the following directions and stages of the product development:
The resource support of the Engineering Center is based on the use of modern technical solutions from Intel® and Nvidia® companies. Commercial and academic licenses for CAD (COMPASS, Siemens NX, SolidWorks) and CAE (CFD, ANSYS Mechanical, SW-Simulation) software packages can provide reliable results for projects of different levels of complexity.
The Center’s team consists of project groups that are involved in supporting engineering projects for companies. Project groups include specialists with experience in supporting projects, scientists, engineers and PhD students.
The project group ‘Hoisting and Transport Equipment’ includes specialists who have a professional qualification in this field and experience in supporting engineering projects related to this area. Project 2015: ‘Development of an 8m long cross-piece unit design of a railroad crane with lifting capacity of 32 tons’.
The project group ‘Quarry Machinery’ has many years of experience in supporting projects for development and modernization of quarry machinery. Project 2015: ‘Optimization of the front axle beam design of the dump truck with capacity of 290 tons’.
The project group ‘Mining Machinery’ has advanced experience in using CAD\CAE technologies in the design of mining machinery and reducing the time needed for project design work. Project 2013: ‘Analysis of the strength and reliability of the design parameters of the load-bearing structure and development of recommendations for improving the strength and the durability of heavy loaded components of the frame, work equipment and the suspension while maintaining the curb weight of hoist and transport machines’.
The project group ‘Fluid and Gas Dynamics of Transport and Handling Equipment and Systems’ uses advanced technologies of numerical modelling of heat and mass transfer processes in simple and complex objects and systems. Project 2015: ‘Investigation of the possibility of using a high-pressure pipe made from heat-resistant polyethylene (PE-RT type II, SRD 7.4 (S3.2)) as part of the system of flexible SMITFLEX-P pipe with polyurethane foam thermal insulation in heat networks at a temperature of 95°C and the fluid pressure of 1 MPa’. Project 2016: ‘Rationale for choosing rational parameters of the cooling system for the EBKD-M-65 emulsion for the BIEM-10 installation’.