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Title: Transient Thermal Performance of Rear Door Heat Exchanger in Local Contained Environment During Water Side Failure
The constant increase in data center computational and processing requirements has led to increases in the IT equipment power demand and cooling challenges of highdensity (HD) data centers. As a solution to this, the hybrid and liquid systems are widely used as part of HD data centers thermal management solutions. This study presents an experimental based investigation and analysis of the transient thermal performance of a stand-alone server cabinet. The total heat load of the cabinet is controllable remotely and a rear door heat exchanger is attached with controllable water flow rate. The cooling performances of two different failure scenarios are investigated. One is in the water chiller and another is in the water pump for the Rear Door Heat eXchanger (RDHX). In addition, the study reports the impact of each scenario on the IT equipment thermal response and on the cabinet outlet temperature using a mobile temperature and velocity mesh (MTVM) experimental tool. Furthermore, this study also addresses and characterizes the heat exchanger cooling performance during both scenarios.  more » « less
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ASME 2017 International Technical Conference and Exhibition on Packaging and Integration of Electronic and Photonic Microsystems collocated with the ASME 2017 Conference on Information Storage and Processing Systems
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National Science Foundation
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