CFD-BASED DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION OF A 1U MOTORIZED IMPELLER FOR TELECOM APPLICATIONS
Author: Dr. I.F. Obinelo Company: Degree Controls Inc. Date Published: 5/15/2002
Telecom Hardware Solutions
Abstract: A low-profile 1U-heigh, high-capacity and high-head impeller presents a very attractive option for cooling today’s compact PCI designs, where additional space for cooling equipment is at a premium. This paper discusses a simulation-driven approach for designing such a blower, and presents a very desirable optimized solution capable of delivering high flow rates at high system back-pressure and low power consumption. In particular, the study highlights the impressive capability of a good CFD software as a practical design tool for optimizing enclosure designs for maximum cooling.