Khamsin, a SketchUp Plugin for CFD Modelling

What's in the name?
"The Khamsin is an hot, dry and dusty south or south-east wind occurring in N. Africa, around the E Mediterranean and the Arabian Peninsula intermittently in late winter and early summer, but most frequently between April and June.", Source: Wind of the World,

What is it?

Khamsin, a SketchUp Plugin for CFD Modelling, is a new paradigm in the Computational Fluid Dynamic world. It brings together a number of CFD tools and solvers straight within the powerful SketchUp 3D environment. Khamsin allows for the definition of all parameters of the CFD simulation directly within SketchUp.

You know SketchUp. 
Why should you learn another interface?

We believe that Khamsin offers unmatched rapidity in the definition of CFD analyses through a mash-up of SketchUp and CFD tools and solvers. Have a look at the videos to get a better understanding of Khamsin.

  • Integrated Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling environment within SketchUp;
  • Support Gmsh, Dolfyn and OpenFOAM mesh generator and solvers;
  • Thermal analysis (OpenFOAM) - just solving temperature not flow;
  • Isothermal and non-isothermal flow (OpenFOAM);
  • Turbulent isothermal and non-isothermal flow (OpenFOAM, Dolfyn);
  • OpenFOAM: The following features are supported for OpenFOAM solvers, but the default (free) OpenFOAM distribution installed with Khamsin does not support them. If you require these features, consider purchasing blueCFD (full version) (follow link or contact blueCAPE) for an approximative cost of 50 Euros:
Fact Sheet:
  • Current version: 0.8
  • System requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7 with Google Sketchup 8;
  • Trial/Evaluation license (30 days);
  • Full license: AU$200;
  • Academic, Student license: Contact us
This offering is not approved or endorsed by Silicon Graphics International Corp., 
the producer of the OpenFOAM® software and owner of the OpenFOAM® trade mark.