Graduation Semester and Year




Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

First Advisor

Dereje Agonafer


Cooling of Data centers is of paramount importance for continuous and reliable operation of Servers housed by them. Considerable amount of total power is used to drive the cooling activity. Various different types of cooling methods have been implemented and are currently operating in various data centers. Evaporative (Indirect/Direct) Cooling is trending these days because of its ability to provide cooling at minimal cost. Previous studies have presented various cooling plants in data centers and studied them. A dedicated model for Evaporative cooling is developed and validated. The data is computed assuming the developed cooling model operating at a particular location and subsequently computing the cooling capacity and performance parameters of a Datacenter such as PUE and Water consumption. Also the environmental data for temperatures at a particular location is gathered. Based on the data and results obtained from the models and by analyzing an actual Evaporative Cooling Unit we can validate our models. After validation of the models we can study the performance of the data center along the Thermal Guidelines created by ASHRAE


Evaporative cooling, Data center, pPUE, Water consumption


Aerospace Engineering | Engineering | Mechanical Engineering


Degree granted by The University of Texas at Arlington