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Graduation Semester and Year




Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

First Advisor

Dereje Agonafer


The relentless surge in demand for seamless information exchange through consumer electronics, driven by the indispensable role of the Internet, has given rise to an unprecedented need for data centres. Yet, the energy consumption of conventional data centres, where a significant one-third of energy usage is attributed solely to cooling, has triggered an urgent quest for energy-efficient solutions. Immersion cooling technology appears as a promising contender due to its exceptional prowess in managing thermal energy. However, its potential impact on the reliability of IT equipment needs a more profound exploration before widespread adoption can be realized. This study embarks on a focused mission: to unravel the intricate effects of thermal aging on the thermo-mechanical attributes of low loss printed circuit boards (PCBs), specifically homing in on the TerraGreen 400G variant, within ambient air conditions. The investigation subjects these low-loss PCBs to varying temperatures (85°C and 125°C) and durations (720 hours) of thermal aging, both within EC100 and PAO6 environments. By meticulously scrutinizing alterations in complex modulus and Glass Transition Temperature (Tg) before and after aging, the study endeavours to unearth any shifts in the material's fundamental properties. Anticipated outcomes of this research stand to give invaluable insights into the dependability and adaptability of TerraGreen 400G PCBs within immersion cooling scenarios. Such insights hold profound implications for the relentless pursuit of energy-efficient and environmentally considerate data centres. Moreover, the study's findings promise to cast a luminous beam on the terrain of electronics mechanical design by illuminating material behaviour amidst the rigors of thermal aging. In a world propelled by digital expansion, this investigation serves as a beacon, illuminating pathways to both greener data infrastructure and a more profound comprehension of materials under demanding thermal conditions.


TG400G, DMA, DSC, Thermomechanical properties, Immersion cooling


Aerospace Engineering | Engineering | Mechanical Engineering


Degree granted by The University of Texas at Arlington