Influence of Air Curtain Characteristics on the Capture Performance of Range Hood

  • Lipeng Lv
  • Changsheng Cao
  • Jun GaoEmail author
  • Yongzhe Meng
  • Xishun Ai
  • Qigao Gai
Conference paper
Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)


Range hood is a common ventilation appliance applied in a kitchen for maintaining healthy environment. This paper numerically studied the effect of air curtain on capture performance of a range hood, which was equipped in a residential kitchen chamber of 3.5 m * 2.7 m * 2.4 m. Two key parameters of air curtain, air-supply velocity and angle were investigated for improving the capture performance with CFD methods. Only when both the air-supply velocity and angle were well defined simultaneously, could the range hood have a good capture performance. When air-supply angle is 4°, air-supply velocity is recommended at 2.0–2.5 m/s. When air-supply velocity is 4.5 m/s, air-supply angle is recommended at 10°–14°. In the above situation, the range hood has better capture performance. The findings showed that the air curtain with reasonable air-supply velocity and angle could effectively improve the capture performance of range hood and protect the cook.


Range hood Air curtain CFD simulation 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51578387).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lipeng Lv
    • 1
  • Changsheng Cao
    • 1
  • Jun Gao
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yongzhe Meng
    • 2
  • Xishun Ai
    • 2
  • Qigao Gai
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringTongji UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Qingdao Haier Wisdom Kitchen Appliance Co., LtdQingdaoChina

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