6 Reasons Why Your Data Center May Need a CFD Model

Swanson Rink uses computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis to simulate how air behaves in the built environment. With a particular focus on data centers, and how air behaves both inside the data center and around the exterior of the building. CFD modeling is utilized to simulate airflow conditions that otherwise could not be accurately predicted with conventional engineering means.

Not all data centers will require CFD analysis. In this post we will look at 6 reasons why a CFD model may be valuable for your data center:

  1. Data Center Hot Spots
  2. Failure Scenarios
  3. Air Static Pressure Calculations
  4. Building Effects on Natural Wind Patterns
  5. Tracking the Dispersion of Heat and Humidity
  6. Tracking the Dispersion of Exhaust Fumes

Read more about how CFD modeling can help identify potential problem areas before design. 

Swanson Rink Ranks Top 15 in Data Center Design

Swanson Rink continues to be a recognized engineering leader in the mission critical industry. We are proud to be included in ENR’s Sourcebook rankings for top data center design firms of 2021.

Engineering News-Record (ENR)—a top news source for the construction, architecture, and engineering industries—has released its annual rankings for engineering, design, and environmental companies according to annual revenue. The rankings—found in the 2021 Engineering News-Record (ENR) annual sourcebook—recognize industry leaders in specific market subsets including data center, airports, sports, highways, retail, and more.

Check out the full article and top lists here.