Raised Floor Data Centers

Contemporary data centers contain a denser aggregation of commodity computing, networking and storage hardware mounted in industry standard racks than before.
As a result of high power density in data centers, mechanical engineers face more challenges in cooling system design.
One of the objectives for data center cooling systems is to remove dissipated heat efficiently while maintaining the thermal management of hardware.

This requires that air conditioning units provide enough cooling resources and deliver them to specific locations. Thus, each link of the cooling system has to be optimized.

This paper studies the flow domain of the under-floor plenum in a raised-floor data
center. Based on the analysis, flow control strategies were proposed and implemented in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations. The results demonstrate the possibility of optimizing airflow distribution in raised-floor data centers.

Important additions
Walter Library flooding of
raised floor Area of flooding

Branch Circuit Power Systems
Raised Floor Assemblies

Raised Floor vs Overhead
Cabling in Data Centers