Avancées dans la modélisation CFD pour l'optimisation des centres de données.

Advances in CFD modelling for data centre optimisation.

Auteurs : SILKE N., STANNUS W.

Type d'article : Article


CFD modelling has become established practice for assessing and improving data centre performance, both in design and in operation. However, with increasing rack power densities and new cooling methods coming to market, CFD is now an essential component of the design development process, and is considered by many data centre owners as a pre-requisite for demonstrating design compliance for both normal operating conditions and various failure-mode scenarios.
This increasing reliance on CFD models by designers and clients requires more stringent modelling of the data centre built environment, process air systems, racks and equipment fit-off. This paper will detail a number of modelling techniques developed to respond to these increasing demands. The modelling techniques will be illustrated using a recent project that involved high-density racks with stringent requirements relating to system resilience and rack inlet temperatures as a case study. The project required the development of detailed CFD models leveraging the Revit architectural and services models as well as leading-edge equipment rack models. Ultimately, optimisation of the design impacted the data centre layout, rack build specifications and thermal plant design.

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Pages : 42-47


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  • Titre original : Advances in CFD modelling for data centre optimisation.
  • Identifiant de la fiche : 30025127
  • Langues : Anglais
  • Source : EcoLibrium - vol. 16 - n. 9
  • Date d'édition : 10/2017


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