|SUBJECT:||M.S. Thesis Presentation|
|TIME:||Friday, July 1, 2016, 10:00 a.m.|
|PLACE:||MRDC Building, 3515|
|TITLE:||Impact of Connecting Different Types of Energy Simulation Models for Data Center Cooling and Waste Heat Re-Utilization|
|COMMITTEE:||Dr. Yogendra Joshi, Co-Chair (ME)
Dr. Satish Kumar, Co-Chair (ME)
Dr. Ronald Hutchins (IT (UVA))
Data centers are the facilities that house information technology (IT) equipment used for our daily digital activities. They are considered as one of the largest energy consumers and also the fastest growing industries in the world. Since data centers consume a significantly large amount of electricity, which results in a large amount of heat that must be dealt with, “data center cooling” has been a very important topic. Due to such a large-scale system that a data center may require, it is critical to start with meticulously investigating cooling strategies for the data center before it begins to be constructed. The main purpose of this study is to develop energy simulation models that can be used to estimate overall data center efficiency for the location of interest. This large-scale modeling can be accomplished by developing several component-level models, which may be built in different modeling tools and interact with each other.