Numerical and experimental dataset for a retrofitted data center

Data Brief. 2022 Sep 11:45:108587. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2022.108587. eCollection 2022 Dec.


This article provides experimental and numerical data for the flow and thermal distributions inside an air-cooled data center. The experimental data contains the exhaust temperature profile obtained from an experimental campaign and the numerical data contains OpenFOAM and script files for the simulation of the thermal structure based on the experimental study. Experimental measurements were conducted using temperature sensors located at the rear of the rack under a working scenario of 2 kW. Publically available experimental data, numerical model and results can be used for the validation of numerical models under the thermal scenario given in the present study. Flow and thermal structures inside the data center are exhibited using the validated numerical model.

Keywords: CFD; Data center; OpenFOAM; Retrofitting; Temperature measurement.