Rack System with Cold Plates...|
Analysis Type: Multi-System
Applications: Thermal Analysis of a Rack Cooling System
In this system, there are five electronics boxes mounted within a typical rack enclosure. The heat dissipated in these boxes must be efficiently removed to maintain their functionality. To accomplish this, the rack enclosure itself has vents along the back and on the top to allow the natural, buoyancy driven, flow of ambient air through it. In addition, the three “shelves” on which the component boxes are mounted, include internal flow passages through which cooling fluid is passed, i.e., cold plates. The cooling fluid circulating through the plates is in a closed loop system which includes a heat exchanger and related fan mounted on the back of the rack enclosure allowing the dissipation of the heat picked up by the fluid from the component boxes to the ambient air.