by Lim Shuyong, National University of Singapore (NUS)
Description: This thermal analysis simulation of a data centre in Singapore was done in FloEFD and it resulted in a plot with an uncanny resemblance to Van Gogh's Starry Night. The tapestry comes alive via the various contour streamlines that represent the various sections of hot and cold aisles. The heat emitted by the server racks cause convection currents in the fluid while the ventilation systems along the edges pump out at maximum capacity to relieve the data centre of unnecessary heat. The interaction between each system brings forth this kaleidoscope of not just mechanical, but artistic marvel.