Workshop 2014



In collaboration with the EC FP7 projects SEARCH and MAXSIMA, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) gladly invites you to participate in the

SEARCH/MAXSIMA 2014 International Workshop
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, FTU-Aula

Karlsruhe, Germany, 7th-10th October, 2014

The workshop aims at bringing together international experts working in the field of advanced heavy-liquid-metal (HLM) cooled systems. Its purposes are presenting achievements and progress reached during the SEARCH and MAXSIMA projects and promoting information exchange with related international research and development activities.
The workshop scope shall cover several aspects related to safety, design and operation of HLM cooled systems. Both experimental and simulation contributions are welcome. In particular, the workshop covers (but is not restricted to) the following topics:

  • Core thermal-hydraulics and core components
  • Steam generator and cooling safety
  • Coolant chemistry control
  • Fuel and Fuel safety
  • Safety analyses

We are looking forward to seeing you in Karlsruhe in October 2014.

Prof. Thomas Wetzel
on behalf of the coordinators of SEARCH and MAXSIMA and the local organizing committee

Submission of Abstracts
If you plan an oral or poster contribution, please submit a short abstract (A4, text-only, up to 400 words) extended until 18th July 2014.

A registration form is available here, “SEARCH MAXSIMA Registration form”. Deadline for registration: Sept. 7, 2014.

Program and time schedule: download


Preface download
October 7, 2014 download
October 8, 2014 download
October 9, 2014 download
October 10, 2014 download



The SEARCH/MAXSIMA Workshop will be held at Fortbildungszentrum für Technik und Umwelt (FTU) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Campus North, Germany. The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Campus North is situated 12 km north of the city center of Karlsruhe.
Please, notice: transfer from hotels to KIT Campus North and back by busses will be provided.

Prof. Thomas Wetzel (KIT-IKET)
Abstract: Dr. Julio Pacio (KIT-IKET)
Programm: Dr. Alfons Weisenburger (KIT-IHM), Dr. Julio Pacio (KIT-IKET), Dr. Karsten Litfin (KIT-IKET), Prof. Andreas Class (KIT-IKET)
Workshop Manager: Heide Hofmann (KIT-IKET), Gabriela Bertsch (KIT-IHM)

Access information travelling to KIT – Campus North
Travel by plane
Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport is located directly adjacent to the A 5 motorway, Frankfurt – Karlsruhe. About 1 hour and 15 minutes by car from Karlsruhe. The Deutsche Bahn AG offers rail connections to and from Karlsruhe from Frankfurt Airport and from Frankfurt Main Station. The Deutsche Bahn AG gives information about arrival and departure times.
Stuttgart Airport
Stuttgart Airport is situated directly adjacent to the A 8 motorway, Munich – Karlsruhe. About 1 hour by car from Karlsruhe. There is a local rail connection from Stuttgart Airport to StuttgartMain Station.
Travel by train
Karlsruhe forms an important junction of the Deutsche Bahn (German national railway) and is situated directly on the ICE (high-speed train) route of Hamburg – Frankfurt – Basel. The east-west axis of Karlsruhe – Stuttgart – Munich starts here.
Travel by car
Karlsruhe lies directly at the A 5 motorway. The city center is less than ten minutes drive away from the exits for “Durlach” and “Karlsruhe Mitte” either via the Durlacher Allee or the round the southern by-pass. A routing system – green signs with white lettering – assists new arrivals to find their booked or chosen hotel.