An inert gas such as nitrogen is used as an extinguishing agent to suppress unexpected fire in places such as computer rooms and server rooms. The gas released with high pressure causes noise above 130 dB. According to recent studies, loud noise above 120 dB has a strong vibrational energy that leads to a negative influence on electronic equipment with a high degree of integration. In this study, a basic fire-extinguishing nozzle with absorbent was selected as the reference model, and numerical analysis was conducted using the commercial software, ANSYS FLUENT ver. 18.1. A total of 45 experiment points was selected using the design of experiment (DOE) method. An optimum point was derived using the response surface method (RSM). Results show that the vibrational energy of the noise was reduced by minimizing the turbulence kinetic energy. Pressure and velocity distributions were calculated and graphically depicted with various absorbent configurations.
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