Measurements are presented of the distribution of average friction factors (f) as well as local and average (Nu) heat transfer coefficients for fully developed channel flows with two rib-roughened opposite walls. The temperature measurements were made by using both a laser holographic interferometer and thermocouples. In addition, the reattachment length was determined by flow visualization. The Reynolds number (Re) was varied from 5.0 × 103 to 5.4 × 104; the rib pitch-to-height ratios (Pi/H) were 10, 15, and 20; and the rib height-to-hydraulic diameter ratios (H/De) were 0.063, 0.081, and 0.106. The detailed results allowed the peaks of heat transfer augmentation and the regions susceptible to hot spots to be located and allowed the relative contribution of the rib surface and the channel wall to the heat transfer augmentation to be determined. Moreover, relative to a smooth duct, the enhancement of both Nu and f at various Re, Pi/H, and H/De was documented in detail. Furthermore, compact correlations in terms of Re, Pi/H, and H/De were developed for both Nu and f.

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