Publications and media

This page collects research report, scientific publications, blog posts and news articles related to LDR-50. Some of the publications have been prepared outside the project and some predate the development carried out VTT.

Research reports and scientific publications

  • Ville Tulkki, Mona Arnold, Jaakko Leppänen, Olli Soppela, Juhani Hyvärinen. “Ydinkaukolämpöselvitys.” VTT Tutkimusraportti VTT-CR-01059-22, 21.12.2022. [download pdf] (in Finnish).
  • Rebekka Komu, Seppo Hillberg, Jaakko Leppänen. “Station blackout transient analyses for VTT’s SMR design LDR-50.” Nuclear Science and Technology Symposium – SYP2022, Helsinki, Finland, Nov. 1-2, 2022.
  • Rebekka Komu, Tomi Lindroos, Seppo Hillberg, Jaakko Leppänen. “District heating reactor LDR-50: Thermal-hydraulic analysis of difficult load following cases.” In proc. NUTHOS-13, Hsinchu, Taiwan, Sept. 5-10, 2022.
  • Jaakko Leppänen, Ville Valtavirta, Rebekka Komu. “Load follow simulations for the LDR-50 district heating reactor using the Kraken computational framework.” In proc. PHYSOR 2022, Pittsburgh, PA, May 15-20, 2022.
  • Jaakko Leppänen, Ville Valtavirta, Riku Tuominen, Antti Rintala, Unna Lauranto. “A Finnish District heating reactor: Neutronics design and fuel cycle simulations” In proc. ICONE-28, Virtual Conference, Aug. 4-6, 2021.
  • Rebekka Komu, Seppo Hillberg, Jaakko Leppänen, Joona Leskinen. “A Finnish District heating reactor: Thermal-hydraulic design and transient analysis.” In proc. ICONE-28, Virtual Conference, Aug. 4-6, 2021.
  • Jaakko Leppänen, Seppo Hillberg, Ville Hovi, Rebekka Komu, Joona kurki, Unna Lauranto, Ahti Oinonen, Jussi Peltonen, Antti Rintala, Ville Tulkki, Riku Tuominen, Ville Valtavirta. “A Finnish District heating reactor: Background and general overview.” In proc. ICONE-28, Virtual Conference, Aug. 4-6, 2021.
  • Tomi Lindroos, Esa Pursinheimo, Ville Tulkki. “A techno-economic assessment of NuScale and DHR-400 reactors in a district heating and cooling grid.” Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning and Policy, 14 (2019) 13–24.
  • Jaakko Leppänen. “A Review of district heating reactor technology.” VTT Research report VTT-R-06895-18, 10.1.2019 [download pdf]

News articles (mostly in Finnish)

Blog posts (in Finnish)

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