This question was originally posted on DCIM Support by Brian Meade on 2018-03-03
A colleague of mine inquired about how he would go about modeling the ACF002 Rack Air Distribution Unit. If we encounter this unit in the field would a work around be to just place a tile under the rack with the airflow rating of the device? Will the software accept floor tiles pushing air under a rack and into the cabinet or would the tiles need to be placed in front of the cabinet?
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Thank you in advance for any assistance.
This answer was originally posted on DCIM Support by Jef Faridi on 2018-03-05
As you know, when it comes to cooling simulation (in DCO) modeling simple racks (without cooling devices/rack air distribution units) are supported. As you've mentioned using perforated floor tiles might improve the cooling simulation (and should not be placed under a rack) and probably may not represent the real setup. I think if the cooling/temperature simulation should be very important to you/customer, then I would suggest using some temperature sensors and running the 3D temperature map on "Measured plane". That may give you a more realistic temperature plan of the data center.
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