International Workshop on
Measuring Techniques for Liquid Metal Flows (MTLM)

Dresden, October 11-13, 1999

Supported by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
in frame of the Dresden "Innovationskolleg Magnetofluiddynamik"


New developments and different approaches in the field of measuring techniques and signal processing methods for liquid metal flows will be presented and discussed. The spectrum covers local probes (such as electrical potential probes, optical probes, resistivity probes, etc.), radiation techniques (X-Rays, Gamma-Ray attenuation), ultrasonic techniques, thermal and electromagnetic measurements. One point of interest is the applicability of the techniques in industrial relevant processes. Methods will be discussed to receive information about the flow and the corresponding transport properties with respect to phenomena like solidification processes, liquid metal two-phase flows or flows of metallic melts driven by electromagnetic fields, etc.


The goal of the workshop is to assess the state-of-the-art in the field, to stimulate the discussion between the involved teams, and to expose our own research program to a critical, international discussion. We want to bring together developers of the mentioned measuring techniques and potential users from the industrial side. Strong emphasis will be placed on discussions among the participants.

Preliminary Programme:

The programme contains 4 invited lectures (40 min talk + 5 min discussion).

Prof. M. Iguchi (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Dr. E. Julius (AMEPA Aachen, Germany)
Prof. J. Koster (University of Colorado, USA)
Dr. Y. Takeda (PSI Villigen, Switzerland)

Furthermore, 22 contributions (20 min talk + 5 min discussion) have been accepted as an oral presentation. There will be no poster session at the workshop.

Preliminary time schedule

Preliminary list of participants

The publication of workshop proceedings which covers full papers of the contributions is not planned. However, a special report including the abstracts and the copies of transparencies will be prepared and sent to all participants after the workshop.

General Information

Conference Venue
The International Workshop on Measuring Techniques for Liquid Metal Flows will be held at the Conference Hall of the Forschungszentrum Rossendorf. The research center Forschungszentrum Rossendorf (FZR) is located a few kilometers eastwards of Dresden, the capital of Saxony, well known for its cultural and historical highlights.

Rooms at special rates are available during the workshop at the following hotels:

single roomdouble room
Hotel "Schloß Eckberg" 155,- DM220,- DM
Hotel "Pappritzer Hof" 90,- DM130,- DM

These hotels are located not far from the Forschungszentrum Rossendorf. A bus shuttle will be organised during the workshop between these hotels and the Conference Venue at the Forschungszentrum Rossendorf.
Hotel reservations shall be made through the organizers. We kindly ask the participants to inform us as soon as possible about their reservation details (dates of arrival and departure, single or double room).
In order to guarantee the accommodation in these hotels the reservation details should be sent to the organizers not later than September 15, 1999. For reservations reaching us later than September 15 we may have to look for other hotels.

For convenience we will try to organise a pick-up service between the Dresden airport, the railway stations "Hauptbahnhof" and "Dresden-Neustadt", respectively, and the hotels. We kindly ask the participants to send us their arrival dates as soon as possible.
Participants who will arrive by car shall ask the organizers for detailed information or maps.

Although the programme is almost fixed, additional participants are still welcome. Registration will be open until the workshop.

Registration Form

There will be a registration fee of 300,- DM.
It covers lunches and refreshments during the workshop, the Conference Dinner (Monday) and the Sightseeing Tour (Tuesday) as well as the transport during the workshop.
For accompanying persons who want to take part in the Conference Dinner and the Sightseeing Tour we will charge a reduced fee of 100,-DM.

The fee can either be payed by cheque or bank transfer to the account
     Forschungszentrum Rossendorf
     Dresdner Bank Dresden
     Bank Number: 850 800 00
     Account Number: 0402657300
     Code: MTLM 99.07 "your name"

or by credit card (VISA, Eurocard, Mastercard). Please use the corresponding faxform. faxform.doc
It will also be possible to pay by cash on the arrival.


Any questions related to that workshop should be addressed to:


     Dr. Gunter Gerbeth                          
     Forschungszentrum Rossendorf            
     P.O.Box 510119                           
     01314 Dresden                           

     Tel.: +49-351-260 3484                  
     Fax:  +49-351-260 2007                  


Organizing committee:

A.Cramer, S.Eckert, G.Gerbeth, W.Witke

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