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dc.contributor.authorNelson, Graham Martinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-07T18:13:18Z
dc.date.available2008-02-07T18:13:18Z
dc.date.issued2007-08-24en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/19726
dc.description.abstractA simplified computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer (CFD-HT) model of an electronics enclosure was developed. The compact model was based on a server simulator, which dissipates a variable amount of heat at an adjustable air flow rate. Even though a server simulator does not accurately represent the geometry of an actual electronics enclosure, the modeling of such a unit deals with many of the same issues as the modeling of actual enclosures. Even at the server simulator level, a disparity in length scales prevents detailed modeling of intricate components most notably grilles, fins, and fans. Therefore, a compact model for each of these components was developed. Fan performance curves were determined experimentally for varying fan rotational speeds. In addition, component pressure drop characteristics were found experimentally for grilles and fin banks, and these empirical relationships were applied to the model as well. To determine the validity of the simplifications employed in the model, experimental outlet temperature and velocity measurements were taken to compare to those provided by the CFD-HT simulations.en_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.subjectElectronics enclosuresen_US
dc.subjectComputational fluid dynamicsen_US
dc.subject.lcshComputational fluid dynamics
dc.subject.lcshHeat Transmission
dc.subject.lcshElectronic data processing
dc.subject.lcshOffice equipment and supplies
dc.subject.lcshComputers
dc.titleDevelopment of an Experimentally-Validated Compact Model of a Server Racken_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.description.advisorCommittee Chair: Joshi, Yogendra; Committee Member: Ghiaasiaan, Seyed; Committee Member: Jeter, Sheldonen_US


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