Director: Dr. Amy Fleischer, Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the NovaTherm Laboratory
Thermal design and operation of air cooled data center facilities incorporating new features such as aisle containment and improved air distribution using new tile designs can benefit significantly from rapid thermal modeling. Proper orthogonal decomposition (POD) methodology has been shown to be highly effective in reducing model size, and hence, computational time required to adequately capture the flow and temperature distributions within data center facilities.
Tile/Rack Level Air Flow Model Development
Villanova ES2 Team Areas of Expertise
Convective heat transfer
Sustainable energy technology
Computational fluid dynamics