Abstract

The experimental liquid metal (LM) loops hosted within the Karlsruhe Sodium laboratory (KASOLA) com-prise a set of facilities to study Liquid Metal (LM) flows for various types of energy applications ranging from room temperature conditions used for education and training and fundamental research up to challenges posed by multi-physics problems such as material-fluid interactions at high temperatures. Extreme conditions, such as sodium boiling, relevant to thermo-electric conversion or fast reactor safety are covered in a dedicated facility small -scale (KARIFA). The complete experimental range is comple-mented by system code support and CFD simulation. The outcome is used for validation and develop-ment allowing application not only on component but also on system scale.

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