An experimental investigation of detailed flow and heat transfer in a narrow impingement channel was studied; the channel included 15 inline jets in a single row with a jet-to-target wall distance of 3 jet diameters. The spanwise length of the channel was 4 jet diameters, and a streamwise jet spacing of 5 jet diameters was considered for the current study. Both the flow physics and heat transfer tests were run at an average jet Reynolds number of 30,000. Temperature sensitive paint was used to study heat transfer at the target wall. Along with other parameters, jet-to-jet interaction in a narrow row impingement channel plays a significant role on heat transfer distribution at the side and target walls as the self-induced jet cross flow tends to bend the downstream jets. The present work shows detailed information of flow physics using Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV). PIV measurements were taken at planes normal to the target wall along the jet centerline for several jets. The flow field and heat transfer data was compared between the experiment and CFD in order to understand the relationship between flow characteristics and heat transfer. The experimental data gathered from PIV can be used as benchmark data for validating the current state of the art RANS turbulence models as well as for Large Eddy Simulation (LES).

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