A two-dimensional (2-D) channel with a serrated wall is proposed as a device for heat transfer augmentation. Measurements of the flow velocity in the whole field as well as of the heat transfer coefficient along the wall are undertaken for two different channel heights. The same flow fields are calculated using a second-moment closure and the standard k-e model. The flow field containing successive separation and reattachment partly resembles the conventional backward-facing step flow, although the extremely high turbulence level found in the present configuration indicates a promising performance of the serrated channel as a heat transfer promoter.
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