A numerical study is performed to investigate unsteady, two-dimensional, incompressible laminar flow over both sides of a slot-perforated flat surface in a pulsating channel flow. Enhances is placed on the effects of the pulsating Strouhal number, the Reynolds number Re, the blockage factor, i.e., the ratio of plate thickness, d, to channel width, W, on the heat transfer performance and the velocity and thermal fields. It is found from the study that: (i) when the fluid stream is pulsated, the alternating change in the fluid flow disturbs the thermal boundary layer formed along the plate and induces mixing of the upper and lower streams of the plate downstream from the slot, resulting in an amplification of heat-transfer performance; (ii) heat transfer performance at the rear plate is induced with Re; (iii) by contrast, heat transfer performance is attenuated with an increase in the blockage factor, whose effect becomes larger in the lower region of the Reynolds number; and (iv) heat transfer performance is intensified with an increase in fSr, whose effect becomes minor in the lower region of the Reynolds number.

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