Air flow/wind analysis


#1

Is there software into which I can export my model of an urban development to do a wind/airflow analysis? Better yet - is there an extension/ruby, etc. that is available for SketchUp that would allow me to model/illustrate airflow/wind through a collection of buildings?


#3

Hmmm, not that I am aware of, as an extension for SU anyway. The closest thing I know is noise mapping but that is something completely different to what you’re needing.

Have you had a look if any of the following may have something to that effect?


#4

There is Software


But it might be cheaper to 3D print a model and analyse in a test environment on scale…


#5

Here’s a discontinued SketchUp plugin that can simulate airflow. It seems there’s a download link. If you decide to download it, then the fixed version by TIG is probably less buggy. TIG said the unfixed version will break several tools!
https://sketchucation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=323&t=39938


#6

FloEFD for CATIA V5 can do airflow analysis but is quite pricey.


#7

Autodesk should have software for air flow analysis. Few year ago there was “Autodesk flow” but the name changes probably every year :slight_smile:


#8

Correct, it has been discontinued and rolled into a larger package.

Or you can also use CFD


#9

[quote=“Forestr, post:5, topic:72306”]
the unfixed version will break several tools !

That’s a little frightening!!


#10

I don’t have Autodesk, so unfortunately, that won’t work for me…


#11

Thanks to everyone for your suggestions and comments!


#12

Yeah. I wouldn’t download it if I were you.
I’ll say it again…
the unfixed version will break several tools!