Data center cooling systems are commonly employed in medium to large data centers. These cooling mechanisms use mechanically chilled liquid to lower the temperature of the air delivered by air handlers (CRAHs).
Typical Data Center Cooling Applications
Data center cooling can be applied in a variety of use cases, including but not limited to:
Mainframes and academic supercomputers
Liquid-cooled server racks
Mid-to-large scale data center cooling systems
Why Is Online Simulation with SimScale Needed for This Application?
A data center cooling design needs to be analyzed in the early design process to validate and optimize cooling efficiency in a data center.
Using CFD and thermodynamic simulation from SimScale, you can evaluate your design to identify opportunities to save costs and energy and prevent damage to equipment. Convective heat transfer simulation is a popular choice for this application.
Interested in evaluating your data center cooling systems with online simulation?
In this simulation project, a data center cooling simulation is performed using CFD. Learn how to evaluate energy efficiency and conform to different energy standards as well as improve your data center cooling design with online simulation.
This detailed simulation project evaluates data center cooling systems by evaluating air temperature and velocity inside a server room using a thermo-fluid analysis type on SimScale. Find out how to optimize your data center cooling design.
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