Smart Air Curtains

Students: Senwen Yang, Ph.D. Candidate, Cheng Zhang, M.A.Sc. Candidate, Chang Shu, Ph.D. Candidate


  • L. Wang and Z. Zhong. 2014. An approach to determine infiltration characterisitcs of building entrance equipped with air curtains. Energy and BuildingsVolume 75, June 2014, Pages 312–320. (IF: 2.679)

Research Highlights:

AMCA News:

Selected Results:

Air Curtain Models

Comparison of Infiltrations

Test Facility - the CUBE (Concordia University Building Environment test lab)


  • Size: 2.4 m x 2.4 m x 2.4 m
  • PIV Measurements: transparent chamber of Lexan panels
  • Flexibility: adjustable walls and ceilings, and rotatable platform best for many different tests
  • Low Temperature Achievable: -40 °C can be achieved from a nearby environmental chamber

3D ViewEnclosure




(Pictures and videos courtesy from MEKANIC, thanks to Thierry Lafrance)