0
research-article

Thermal management Issues in Operational Data Centres: CFD Analysis and Experimental Study

[+] Author and Article Information
Babak Fakhim

School of Aerospace, Mechanical, and Mechatronic Engineering, The University of Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia
Babak.fakhim@gmail.com

Srinarayana Nagarathinam

School of Aerospace, Mechanical, and Mechatronic Engineering, The University of Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia
Srinarayana.nagarathinam@sydney.edu.au

Steve W. Armfield

School of Aerospace, Mechanical, and Mechatronic Engineering, The University of Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia
Steven.armfield@sydney.edu.au

Masud Behnia

Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Masud.behnia@gmail.com

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4035943 History: Received June 29, 2016; Revised September 27, 2016

Abstract

The increase in the number of data centres in the last decade, combined with higher power density racks, has led to a significant increase in the associated total electricity consumption, which is compounded by cooling inefficiencies. Issues, such as hot air recirculation in the data centre room environment, provide substantial challenges in thermal manageability. Three operational data centres have been studied to identify the cooling issues. Field measurements of temperature were obtained and were compared to numerical simulations to evaluate the overall thermal behavior of the data centres and to identify the thermal issues.

Copyright (c) 2017 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.

References

Figures

Tables

Errata

Discussions

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In