In this paper, a numerical analysis of flow and temperature distribution of a small raised-floor data centre is conducted in order to evaluate the thermal performance of the data centre. The flow patterns and temperature profiles established leads to a detailed exergy analysis of the data centre, which results in better understanding of irreversibilities in room airspace. The impact of the rack location in the data centre room and the airflow direction through perforated tiles on the thermal performance of the data centre is investigated using first-law and second-law of thermodynamics.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Applied Mechanics and Materials|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2016|
- Data centre cooling
- Exergy analysis
- Thermal management
- Performance metric