Various rib turbulator geometries have been used earlier to investigate the heat transfer and fluid flow characteristics owing to its vast industrial applications. Permeable ribs are reported to provide better performance in terms of heat transfer enhancement and pressure penalty. The trapezoidal rib with variable downstream chamfering and a centrally placed longitudinal slit has been used for the detailed flow field and heat transfer investigations using particle image velocimetry and liquid crystal thermography. Objective of the present work is to study the combined effect of rib chamfering along with a continuous slit and establish an understanding of the underlying flow mechanism and the corresponding heat transfer distribution. Experiments were carried out for hydraulic diameter based Reynolds numbers of 61480 in a rectangular duct for flow over rib with 12.5% blockage ratio and 25% open area ratio. The chamfer angles were varied from 0 to 20 degree. It has been observed that the slitted rib cause shorter reattachment length and reduced pressure penalty as compared to its solid counterpart.

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